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The 50 States' Grossest Dishes

From reindeer fat ice cream to 2-foot-long hot dogs
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2010 12:29 PM CDT
The 50 States' Grossest Dishes
The Luther Burger, complete with donuts.   (Flickr)

(Newser) – Some states are pudgier than others—here's looking at you, Texas—but none escapes this list of beloved yet fat-filled dishes. Health.com tracked down the worst offender in each of the flabby 50:

  • Alaska: Eskimo Ice Cream, a mix of blackberries and salmon berries—in reindeer fat and seal oil.
  • Connecticut: The Hartford-area Doogie's hot dog joint serves one of the insanest franks known to man: a 2-foot-long pork and beef hot dog topped with a half-pound of chili, cheddar cheese sauce, bacon, and more.

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  • Georgia: The state's Luther Burger, reportedly named after Luther Vandross, sandwiches a bacon cheeseburger between two Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
  • Iowa: Unveiled at the state fair in 2006, the "hot beef sundae" blends mashed potatoes, roast beef, gravy, cheddar cheese, and tomato.
  • Michigan: The BLT at Tony's I-75 restaurant is mostly "B"—the sandwich contains more than a pound of bacon.
  • New Jersey: New Brunswick's Fat Darrell is a college kid's dream: a sandwich stuffed with chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, marinara sauce, and french fries.
Click here for more stomach-filling, and stomach-turning, dishes. (Read more lists stories.)

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