The Downtown Madison Deep-Fried Cheese Curd Challenge
Deep fried cheese curds have finally broken out of the state fair mold, and are being served at several restaurants in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. Jeanne Carpenter of Cheese Underground samples the appetizer at four locations, and relays the experience for hungry readers.
On a Thursday at 1:00 p.m., upon getting into my car, my photographer promptly informed me he had only two hours for the assignment. Unlike me, he has a real job, and two hours was the longest fake dentist appointment he could make without raising the suspicion of his boss. Incredulous, I asked him, “You mean we have to a) drive downtown, b) find a place to park, c) visit four restaurants and order cheese curds at each, d) eat aforementioned cheese curds, and then e) photograph each, all in two hours?” He stared back at me, unresponsive. I sighed. “Well then,” I said, “Challenge accepted.”
Photo by Cheese Underground Lady