Of course, nothing lasts forever. The hottest thing in novelty food right now is the cronut — the head-on collision of a croissant and a donut — and it has people standing in block-long lines in the few big cities that have it. Next year, you can bet it will be the hot new thing on the carnival, county and state fair circuit.
Can the Dead Elvis stand up to the challenge?
Jim Mullen is the author of “It Takes a Village Idiot: Complicating the Simple Life,” “Baby’s First Tattoo” and “Now in Paperback.” He can be reached at email@example.com.