In honor of the holiday weekend, Kevin Baker, author of the upcoming graphic novel LUNA PARK picks his favorite theme Park foods.
Chow mein on a roll. Where else can you get that but at Nathan’s Famous?
French fries. Another Nathan’s specialty.
Cotton candy. Just why did anyone think they needed candy that tasted like cotton? On the old Coney Island, they sold entire, life-sized roasts and hams made out of sugar candy. Mmm!
Triple-roasted peanuts. Had them once on the boardwalk at Cape May. It was like eating coffee.
Beer. What, it’s not a food? Then how do you work up the courage to unbuckle your roller-coaster safety harness?
Funnel cake. For that deep, rich, powdered-sugar cough.
Hot dog. The Uber-amusement food, supposedly invented on Coney Island by Charles Feltman, proprietor of Coney’s legendary Feltman’s restaurant. And if you believe that, I have a bridge in the same borough to sell you.