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Pallookaville Fine Foods restaurant review, Avondale Estates

Corn dogs and the soda fountain are the two main draws at Pallookaville. credit: Becky Stein

Corn dogs and the soda fountain are the two main draws at Pallookaville. credit: Becky Stein

In today’s AJC I have a review of Pallookaville Fine Foods, Atlanta native Jim Stacy’s new fair food fantasyland. I gave it a grade of 3 stars.

This Avondale Estates brick-and-mortar location for what began as a mobile corn dog wagon is a harmonious mishmash of carnival kitsch, soda fountain and deli. Using premium regional ingredients, Stacy elevates fair food staples making them worthy of indulgence.

At Pallookaville, corn dog is king. Dogs are cooked in a regional, family-farmed, non-GMO oil. So, dig in and go old school with the hefty Corndogula ($4.50), a beef frank encased in a slightly sweet, golden brown cornbread. Go gourmet with Patak’s Polish kielbasa (Corndogski) or Italian sausages (Cornleone) ($5.50) outfitted in hot pepper or cheese-laced batter. And if you dare, take Stacy’s challenge to try all three with the Fryinstein Monster ($6.50) that crams sections of each onto a specialty wooden dowel.

Corn dogs and the soda fountain are the two main draws at Pallookaville. My kids relished the rare opportunity to not only have soda, but to create their own ($2.50) using one of the many Green River syrups. Chocolate soda was a hit. Caramel, not so much. Likewise, we made our own shakes ($5) and loved the cayenne-spiced Mexican hot chocolate, but the coconut sriracha one won’t soon make our list. On my next visit sans kiddos, I look forward to creating a boozy shaketail by adding shots of liquor or cordials like Luxardo Maraschino ($8).

Pallookaville successfully recreates the feel-good fun of the fair and the nostalgia of the soda fountain while serving indulgent, thoughtfully sourced food.

Subscribers can read the full review on myajc.com.

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

6 comments Add your comment

Cheez Whiz is cheese peeing?

January 3rd, 2014
12:06 pm

Sure…..Leave your kids at home so you can get hammered, come home to either find them abducted, ot you pass out while smoking and burn the house down.

Sweet Pot Pie

January 3rd, 2014
1:27 pm

Ha Cheez Whiz!

Baltisraul......

January 3rd, 2014
1:52 pm

Cheez Whiz…..I see you are already having a happy new year.

TEA PARTY MEBER

January 3rd, 2014
10:02 pm

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Justguessing

January 9th, 2014
8:59 am

Full house at lunch when we visited. Will try the pepper rather than the cheese corn crust next time. Kielbasa was tastier than the Italian sausage and the on table mustard is a must. Fries are fine. The servers must be hired for their good personalities. They also do a nice job accessorizing their retro uniforms. Nice.