The State Fair is over, but when I close my eyes and listen closely to my sluggish heartbeat, I can still feel the afterglow of so many corn dogs settling in for the long haul in my gut and arterial network. That doesn’t mean I’m not prepared to eat about a dozen more.
So a press release announcing free Fletcher’s corny dogs downtown tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 27) counts as great news in my book. The corn dog giveaway will last from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until supplies run out, at Main Street Garden. The limit, mercifully, is one dog per person.
As the old adage says, there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but the catch here doesn’t seem too bad. In this case, you’ll need to submit to being marketed at while chomping down your corn dog. The giveaway comes to you courtesy of Chevrolet, now marking the 100-year anniversary of Chevy trucks. Somebody will probably try to sell you a truck, or raise your awareness of the Chevrolet brand, or at least get you to associate the delectable fried joy of a corny dog—and the warm nostalgic feelings you may have from eating them at the State Fair of Texas—with the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Centennial Edition and its “22-inch painted alloy wheels with chrome inserts.”
Anyways: free food!