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Chow down a Denio’s corn dog

Denio’s celebrates “Something on a Stick Day” with 2-for-1 coupon
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For 42 of its 64-year history, Denio’s Roseville Farmers Market & Swap Meet has served up corn dogs on a stick. In fact, Denio’s has sold an estimated 5 million corn dogs over the years. In conjunction with national “Something on a Stick Day” Monday, March 28, Denio’s will offer a 2-for-1 corn dog coupon good for the rest of March. To print a coupon, visit www.deniosmarket.com. “People come to Denio’s for a variety of reasons, and one of them is definitely to eat one of our delicious corn dogs,” said Eric Denio in a press release. His grandfather Jim Denio founded the outdoor market in 1947. A vendor originally began selling corn dogs there in the early 1960s. Once he retired in 1969, Jim Denio decided to create his own special recipe for the corn dog batter, which is milled in his name. All corn dogs are hand-stuck, hand-dipped and cooked up fresh and continuously all day long. “My grandfather started the corn dog tradition a long time ago and people have loved our homemade corn dogs from the very start,” Eric Denio said. A New York Times story in 2009 referenced corn dog stands being around as early as 1947 in New York City. But in her book, “300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles,” author Linda Campbell Franklin writes that the “Krusty Korn Dog baker” machine appeared in a 1929 wholesale catalog used by hotel and restaurant suppliers. Denio’s is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine every Saturday and Sunday. The Friday outdoor market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.deniosmarket.com or call (916) 782-2704. ~ Staff report