I was driving with a friend from South Bend, IN to St. Louis for a wedding. Not the prettiest of drives, but after a while the cornfields become hypnotic and beautiful.
Springfield, IL is the home of Cozy Dog, the birthplace of the corn dog, or as they say “hot dog on a stick”. I actually went there once before, but it was closed and I was super bummed. Four years later I had my chance, this time hoping they would be open. I pulled in the parking lot at 10am, a little early for a hotdog, but they were open and had the deep fryer ready.
I have to be honest. This was not the best corn dog. The hot dog itself was somehow soft and the cornbread was a little too oily, but I loved it and scarfed it down anyway. Corn dogs are one of my favorite fried foods and I felt like I was eating a piece of history.