[Photograph: Josh Conley]

Going to Superdawg and not ordering the eponymous offering (which still rates as my favorite in town) is much like going to Egypt and not seeing the pyramids. Sure, there are other things to see there, but come on, it's the pyramids. But if you've already experienced the wonder of the dawg, the Supershrimp ($9.95) is a worthy day trip on the menu.

Though technically a sandwich, the toasted hamburger bun in there serves little more purpose than lining the bottom of the box. Fortunately, that lets the Godzilla-sized shrimp take center stage. Fried to a golden hue, they are crunchy on the outside with just a bit of pop on the inside. Legitimate two-biters, they are salty, delicious, and go well with the tangy "private sauce." Served with a healthy heaping of crispy, crinkle-cut Superfries to complete the experience.


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Josh Conley is single-handedly trying to re-introduce the verb beget into the everyday lexicon. He traveled to Easter Island one Christmas out of sheer irony. He excises a hefty syntax, and shamelessly promotes the color orange. His wife begat him two small children that he regularly belittles HERE.

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