Illinois Diner Named One of The Best Diners To Visit in America
Diners are the best. They have the best food in America, so when Thrillest put together a list of the top diners in America, I wasn't shocked when this Illinois diner made a list.
Cozy Dog Diner makes Thirillest one of the Best Diners in America, and of course, it is. The original owner of Cozy Dog (Ed Waldmire Jr.) supposedly is also the same person who invented the corn dog. The way the story goes is,
he originally had a variation on the state fair staple in Oklahoma, but it was baked, which A) sounds far too healthy and B) takes way too long. So he jammed a stick in a wiener, dunked it in batter, and fried it.
You can still have the "original" corn dog along with a full menu that includes sandwiches, and breakfast specials for cheap, and no one faults you for ordering a corn dog for breakfast. I have to say that I have never eaten at Cozy Dog, but I definitely have to put it on my bucket list.
You have to admit, anything fried has to taste good and it seems the magic is all in the batter. Whether Ed Waldmire Jr. invented the corn dog or not, we can all thank him for starting an Illinois tradition of having some good comfort food for us to enjoy.