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One Great Dish: Sugar Shack's Funnel Cake Sundaes

By Chuck Sudo in Food on May 11, 2013 3:00PM

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The mercury sure as hell isn't reflecting it, but it's spring in the wunnerful Bridgeport area. That's because the Sugar Shack on 26th Street opened for the season April 28. I've written about the Sugar Shack before when they went through a deep-fried candy and cookie phase.

But what they're famous for are their funnel cake sundaes, an exercise in childlike decadence. The one above could seriously feed a family of four, although I wolfed it down with ease in the rain last night. It comes with three scoops of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and a cherry, along with a choice of one "wet" and one "dry" topping, set atop a giant elephant ear.

With toppings like caramel sauce, chocolate, peanut butter and various cereals and candy chunks to choose from, you can visit the Sugar Shack five different times and have five different funnel cake sundaes. If portion size is an issue, eschew the regular $6.50 version and have a personal funnel cake for $3.75. And don't dawdle — the Sugar Shack closes near the end of October.