Skip to main content

Ultimate Bacon Brisket Bomb's A Big Winner At Iowa State Fair

In its first-ever popular poll of new fair food faves, Iowa State Fair organizers hit the porky jackpot in crowning the Ultimate Bacon Brisket Bomb the champ in bacon wrapped brisket in online voting. This over-the-top creation from The Rib Shack features 8 ounces of fresh brisket trimmings infused with a light jalapeno cheese, blended with seasonings, stuffed onto a skewer and wrapped in bacon. It's finished in the smoker and basted in a homemade Sweet Chili BBQ Sauce. It's $7.

The Rib Shack's Bacon-Wrapped Brisket Bomb at the Iowa State Fair

The Rib Shack's Bacon-Wrapped Brisket Bomb at the Iowa State Fair. Photo via Iowa State Fair

The Bomb torpedoed its competition, a corn cup and a coconut caramel cluster. (Can we get a duh!?)

The annual blowout in Des Moines wraps up August 23, leaving fair food fans hungry for its return next summer.

About Leslie Kelly

Always hungry to learn, never had my fill of oysters, Memphis dry rub ribs, wild salmon, chocolate chip cookies or a well-rolled lumpia. Washington state wine lover, bourbon fan. Totally obsessed with brunch!