Thank you sir, may I have another?

    Feel like something finger licking good? Or as my West Texas kin might say, fanger lickin good?

    How about a Tastykake-hamburger combo?

    It’s the kind of special Philadelphia creation that maintains our elite rankings among the nation’s un-healthiest places, and shows up the hucksters who sell deep-fried butter and avocado at the Texas State Fair.

    Philadelphia chef Matt Levin has a flair for grabbing attention. He once created an entire menu from the caffeine-loaded alcoholic drink Four Loko. He’s seized upon the financial straits of Tastykake to create Kandy Kake Sliders, an inspirational tribute to one of the Philadelphia baker’s classics.

    Here’s the description in Levin’s press release: “Chef Levin’s Kandy Kake Sliders feature house-ground brisket patties sandwiched between Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes, vanilla sponge cake lined with peanut butter and enrobed in creamy milk chocolate. Each slider is topped with American cheese and Sriracha-cherry jam. They’re sold in sets of two, for $11 per order.”

    You can get them at Adsum, 700 South 5th Street.

    Earlier this month Men’s Health rated Philadelphia as the second most unhealthy city among the nation’s top 100. Eat enough Kandy Kake Sliders, and I’m sure we can beat St. Louis for the top spot next time.

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