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Today's Moment of Culinary Snuff: Wiener and Still Champion's "Big Dipper"

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Oct 19, 2009 7:40PM


Last week we attended a preview of the new menu items at Wiener and Still Champion (802 Dempster, Evanston, 847-869-0100). Many of the new additions are former off-menu items owner Gus Paschalis would serve to frequent customers; the country fried gyros were one such item. But nothing prepared us for the phallic monstrosity pictured above.

That is called the "Big Dipper," aka the "Ed Fisher" after a LTHForum regular. That is a 10-inch, hand-dipped corn dog. It's majestic, turgid, firm and every bit worth its $6.50 list price. Another new dish at WaSC worth ordering is deep-fried chili. It isn't as gross as it sounds. It's actually like an arrancini, only instead of rice you get a molten center of chili.

Paschalis is doing the Lord's Work mere steps from the Purple Line Dempster station.