OWN THE CONE: The Bar-B-Cone fits an entire barbecue dinner into a waffle cone. (Courtesy Spectra) Bar-B-Cone Tim Hoch, Divisional Executive Chef, West, Spectra If you like takeout barbecue, this Excellence in Concessions winner is for you. Let’s cut straight to the good stuff: The Bar-B-Cone is an entire smokehouse dinner (beverage sold separately) layered in a waffle cone. The customer’s chosen base of smoked meat — beef brisket, pulled pork or chicken — is topped with layers of cheddar macaroni and cheese and Southern-style coleslaw, then topped with shredded fried onion straws and BBQ sauce. Utensils? Your call, since it’s 100% edible. But grab a napkin just in case — or a few. Tim Hoch, a divisional executive chef for Spectra responsible for the breakthrough, said the idea came about during brainstorming for the midway at the State Fair of Texas, no stranger to exotic concessions concoctions. He was… Continue Reading Best New Menu Item

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