Memorial Day Weekend in Chico is Silver Dollar Fair Weekend. This means I can visit my gastronomic holy-of-holies, HotDog On a Stick aka Corn Dogs sizzling fresh from the deep fryer with unlimited mustard. The outside is a crisp, crunchy layer of deep-fried dough over a soft fresh puffy dough wrapped around a dog and the whole slathered in French’s Yellow Mustard. No Grey Poupon need apply. Ever! For reasons I cannot explain I yearn for this single bit of Carny Food. If I am in range of “Hot Dog On a Stick” I detour for wherever it may be. The the challenge becomes the consuming of the corn dog without leaving half a jar of mustard in your beard. (Never a good look on a geezer, I dare say.)
But the Silver Dollar Fair is not limited to one single corn dog. No. It is the coming-out party for Chico at the cusp of summer. There are bull auctions and sheep shearing shows. Better still, you see all, and I do mean all, of your fellow citizens at the
“Life’s Rich Pageant”
Pigs in Flight!