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13 Ways to Bid Adieu to the Twinkie in Las Vegas

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgHostess Brands announced today that it was shutting down operations after a Bakers Union strike all but crippled the maker of Twinkies. No more "Sugar, enriched flour, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, polysorbate 60 and yellow dye No.5. Everything a growing boy needs," as Sgt. Al Powell says in Die Hard.

In Vegas, the Twinkie makes an excellent dessert, whether fried or added to a milkshake. Some places have even created their own version of the Twinkie, while others add it to a cocktail. Whatever the method, Hostess says the final Twinkies will be shipped out soon, and despite what seems to be a never-ending stale date, there will be no more unless some heroic company comes forward to purchase the 85-year-old bakery. In the meantime, here are 13 ways to say goodbye to the Twinkie before Twinkie the Kid rides off into the sunset.

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Big Hurt's Snack Shack

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The fried Twinkies here are battered and topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

Wildburger

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Wildburger features deep-fried Twinkies on the dessert menu. Fear not, the Ding Dongs are homemade.

Mermaid's Casino

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Mermaid’s is like the king of deep-fried Twinkies, using a separate fryer for the delicacies to keep the flavor intact. Bonus: they’re only 99 cents.

BLT Burger

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Sup on the Twinkie Boy Shake, made with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and half a Twinkie on top.

Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill

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The Southern-fried Twinkies here feature sweet cream and strawberry sauce.

Montesano's Eateria Pizzeria Italian Deli

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Fortunately, the Italian Twinkie at Montesano’s is homemade with sweet crème cake with a sweet mascarpone crème filling.

The Bagel Cafe

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Fans of Twinkies can head to the Bagel Cafe for homemade versions of the Hostess treat.

Rock & Rita's

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Head over to the party bus at Rock & Rita’s for deep-fried Twinkies dusted with powdered sugar and served with homemade strawberry sauce.

Sugar Factory American Brasserie

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The Twinkie goblet is made with vanilla syrup, fresh orange juice, Licor 43, orange vodka, whipped cream vodka, whipped cream dollop and, of course, a whole Twinkie on top.

Born and Raised

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The fried Twinkie here comes with a side of ice cream and a drizzle of raspberry sauce.

Burger Bar

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Twinkies are just one of the toppings you can order in your milkshake here.

I Love Burgers

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This burger joint has a dessert with fried Oreos and Twinkies, the ultimate combination.

24 Seven Cafe

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Fried Twinkies are never too far away when they’re available 24/7 at this cafe at the Palms.

Big Hurt's Snack Shack

The fried Twinkies here are battered and topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

Wildburger

Wildburger features deep-fried Twinkies on the dessert menu. Fear not, the Ding Dongs are homemade.

Mermaid's Casino

Mermaid’s is like the king of deep-fried Twinkies, using a separate fryer for the delicacies to keep the flavor intact. Bonus: they’re only 99 cents.

BLT Burger

Sup on the Twinkie Boy Shake, made with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and half a Twinkie on top.

Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill

The Southern-fried Twinkies here feature sweet cream and strawberry sauce.

Montesano's Eateria Pizzeria Italian Deli

Fortunately, the Italian Twinkie at Montesano’s is homemade with sweet crème cake with a sweet mascarpone crème filling.

The Bagel Cafe

Fans of Twinkies can head to the Bagel Cafe for homemade versions of the Hostess treat.

Rock & Rita's

Head over to the party bus at Rock & Rita’s for deep-fried Twinkies dusted with powdered sugar and served with homemade strawberry sauce.

Sugar Factory American Brasserie

The Twinkie goblet is made with vanilla syrup, fresh orange juice, Licor 43, orange vodka, whipped cream vodka, whipped cream dollop and, of course, a whole Twinkie on top.

Born and Raised

The fried Twinkie here comes with a side of ice cream and a drizzle of raspberry sauce.

Burger Bar

Twinkies are just one of the toppings you can order in your milkshake here.

I Love Burgers

This burger joint has a dessert with fried Oreos and Twinkies, the ultimate combination.

24 Seven Cafe

Fried Twinkies are never too far away when they’re available 24/7 at this cafe at the Palms.

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