This chicken and waffle cone makes ice cream irrelevant

Statefairs are known for bringing together unlikely allies, like butter sculptures, questionably stable Gravitrons, and two of the original members of Whitesnake. But it's the edible mash-ups that really shine. Case in point: the Wisconsin State Fair's chicken and waffle cone.

The modern marvel of the deep fryer was snapped by Redditor djsumrs. According to the fair's site, it's a Water Street Brewery original composed of Cajun buttermilk-battered fried chicken, bleu cheese coleslaw, Water Street Brewery Oktoberfest beer-candied bacon, a homemade rosemary cornmeal waffle cone, and Water Street Brewery Honey Lager maple syrup. Ironically, djsumrs washed it down with a Lakefront brew, but thankfully there's no wrong way to consume a fried chicken and waffle cone.

Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist, and remembers the NY State Fair fried Oreos fondly. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.