Carnival-Inspired Fare At Whisky River

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s bar unveils a new menu with—surprise!—a carnival theme



Whisky River’s new funnel cake fries are airy and crispy—possibly even better than an actual funnel cake.

Taylor Mathis

With the launch of its menu in November, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Whisky River vaulted itself beyond being just another crowded EpiCentre bar (albeit one with a mechanical bull). The eatery has taken its bar-slash-rodeo approach a step further and added several carnival-inspired creations to its beer, wings, and barbecue lineup. Here’s a look at three of the new offerings.

Funnel Cake Fries, $5.99
The classic carnival treat is cut into thick fries for easy dipping, dusted with powdered sugar, and served with your choice of chocolate, strawberry, or caramel sauce.

The 6 Wide Challenge, $24.99
It’s the ultimate fusion of carnival challenges and bar food: devour an entire stack of six juicy, charbroiled beef patties, twelve slices of cheese, and one pound of steak-cut French fries in less than thirty minutes. Finishing the whole meal means you won’t have to pay for it—plus you’ll get a free T-shirt and your name on the bar’s Wall of Fame. Not included? A bottle of Pepto.

Fried Candy Bar of the Month, $5.99
In Whisky River’s most popular dessert, the candy bar gets dunked in a honey-infused hushpuppy batter before being fried, put on a stick, and topped with whipped cream.

 

 

 

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