That classic American phallic foodstuff, the corndog, just got a makeover courtesy of a brand new counter at the Reading Terminal Market. Fox & Son Fancy Corndogs went fully operational over the weekend, doing exactly what the name suggests: fancy takes on the handheld sausage-in-cornmeal batter classic.
It’s been in the works since last summer, and arrives ahead of the initially planned spring opening. It comes from Rebecca Foxman and Ezekial Ferguson, who have previous experience on site at the market with cheese-and-sandwicherie rolled in one, the Valley Shepherd Creamery & Meltkraft Grilled Cheese. A third owner, Kevin Kwan, is based in Atlanta.
There’s more to Fox & Son than just ‘dogs — the eatery, which takes the place of Italian deli and sandwich spot Salumeria (closed since last summer), is also doing a host of other comforting dishes: baked potatoes (fillings and all), chili, fried cheese curds, and possible next big food trend, poutine. On the dessert side, there’s carnival classic funnel cake.
Many menu items come with various iterations: beyond the straight-up corndog, there’s cheddar jalapeno, chorizo, and corned beef hash dogs (a one day only breakfast dog also appeared over the weekend). On the poutine front, there’s a cheeseburger version, and a vegan edition with mushroom gravy and almond red pepper cheese curds.
On top of everything, celiacs can rejoice as the entire menu is gluten-free, right down to typically glutenous dishes like funnel cake. It all comes out of a neat white-tiled space in the market — check it out below, along with some gratuitous food shots.
STATUS — Fox & Son Fancy Corndogs is now open at the intersections of aisles C and 4 in the Reading Terminal Market. Open 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.