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2012/07/05 09:43:11 (permalink)

New Fair Fare for 2012

Minnesota has listed the new foods and vendors for the 2012 State Fair...

Here's a list of all foods...

http://www.mnstatefair.org/find/food/

New foods/vendors...

http://www.mnstatefair.org/fun//12_new_food

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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/05 09:51:02 (permalink)
    First time vendors and their goodies for the State Fair of Texas...

    http://www.bigtex.com/sft/Nav/NEWVENDORSFOODS.asp
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/05 09:57:14 (permalink)
    Chicken Cracklin' Chicharrones will be served in Texas!!
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/05 10:18:38 (permalink)
    Nice to see Minnesota doing some healthy and veggie options while Texas seems to be loading up on more fried. Deep fried biscuits and gravy????" />
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/05 10:52:58 (permalink)
    Yum.  Nothing says fun at the fair like a big helping of lamb testicles.
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/05 10:55:49 (permalink)
    I didn't notice that when I looked at the list. I just saw the Fried Southern Hospitality with the pork greens & cornbread. Oh...and I'm like on the verge of getting my ass kicked about a piece of twice-fried chicken...when these things will be going down in Texas.. Lol

    A biscuit/gravy experiment was posted a few years back. Don't know if it will be the same. It will be interesting to at least see what happens. I guess. Maybe.

    http://www.bbq-brethren.c...owthread.php?p=1273411

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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/05 10:58:46 (permalink)
    How long do you have to wait to go on the rides...after eating Lamb fries or Camel sliders?
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/05 11:40:21 (permalink)
    CCinNJ

    I didn't notice that when I looked at the list. I just saw the Fried Southern Hospitality with the pork greens & cornbread. Oh...and I'm like on the verge of getting my ass kicked about a piece of twice-fried chicken...when these things will be going down in Texas.. Lol

    A biscuit/gravy experiment was posted a few years back. Don't know if it will be the same. It will be interesting to at least see what happens. I guess. Maybe.

    http://www.bbq-brethren.c...owthread.php?p=1273411

     
    OMG, does that look good!
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/05 12:50:33 (permalink)
    I will plead the fifth on that...for now.

    It's hard to tell if this Wisconsin list has been updated for the 2012 season...since it is past Spring...for sure.

    http://www.wistatefair.co..._new/new_food_bev.html
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/05 13:14:27 (permalink)
    Here's a list of the 20 "best" Louisiana State Fair foods of 2011...

    http://www.seriouseats.co...te-fair-slideshow.html

    Arkansas...

    http://www.seriouseats.co...te-fair-slideshow.html

    25 from Texas (everything has to be bigger)....

    http://www.seriouseats.co...a-stick-slideshow.html
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/07/05 13:18:26
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/05 14:44:33 (permalink)
    The Big Tex Choice awards at the State Fair of Texas started in 2005. Here are all the winners. Whatever happened to?...where are they now?...here's where it all began...and that's soooo last year...

    2005 Most Creative        Viva Las Vegas Fried Ice Cream
    2005 Best Taste             Fried PB, Jelly and Banana Sandwich

    2006 Most Creative        Fried Coke
    2006 Best Taste             Fried Praline Perfection

    2007 Most Creative        Deep Fried Latte
    2007 Best Taste             Texas Fried Cookie Dough

    2008 Most Creative        Fried Banana Split
    2008 Best Taste             Chicken Fried Bacon

    2009 Most Creative        Deep Fried Butter
    2009 Best Taste             Fernie's Deep Fried Peaches & Cream

    2010 Most Creative         Fried Beer™
    2010 Best Taste        Texas Fried FRITOS® Pie

    2011 Most Creative         Fried Bubblegum
    2011 Best Taste        Buffalo Chicken in a Flapjack
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/05 15:47:53 (permalink)
    50 items that were found on-a-stick at the Iowa State Fair in 2011...

    Fried Butter NEW in 2011
    Peanut Butter & Jelly NEW in 2011
    Chocolate-Covered Fried Ice Cream NEW in 2011
    Chocolate-Covered Deep Fried Cheesecake NEW in 2011
    Griddle Stick (turkey sausage wrapped in a pancake) NEW in 2011
    Cake Pops NEW in 2011
    Fair Square
    Chocolate-Covered Tiramisu
    Chocolate-Covered Turtle Mousse Bar
    Twinkie Log (frozen Twinkie dipped in white chocolate and rolled in cashews) 
    Octodog (hotdog in the shape of an octopus)
    Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Bar
    Chocolate-Covered Key Lime Dream Bar
    Carmellows
    Pickle
    Pork Chop
    Corn Dog
    Cheese
    Cajun Chicken
    Sesame Chicken
    Carmel Apple
    German Sausage
    Teriyaki Beef
    Corn on the Cob
    Cotton Candy
    Veggie Corndog
    Turkey Drumstick
    Nutty Bar
    Hot Bologna
    Chicken
    Monkey Tail (chocolate-covered banana)
    Honey
    Ice Cream Wonder Bar
    Deep-Fried Snickers
    Deep-Fried Milky Way
    Deep-Fried Twinkie
    Breakfast Lamb Sausage (brat)
    Deep-Fried Ho-Ho
    Deep-Fried Cupcake
    Dutch Letter
    Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake
    Pineapple (Fresh pineapple dipped in funnel cake batter and deep fried)
    Hot Lips (breaded chicken breast smothered with hot sauce, served with blue cheese      dressing)
    Cornbrat (bratwurst dipped in corndog batter)
    Chocolate-Covered Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich
    Rock Candy
    Salad
    Hard-Boiled Egg
    Unicorn Lolipops
    Rainbow Popsicle
    Push-ups
    Turkey Tenderloin

    I have no idea what a few of them would be...just by name.
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/06 02:53:30 (permalink)
    For something new in MN, I'd try:
    Spaghetti Sticks
    Scone with sausage gravy
    Red Velvet Funnel Cake
    Cheeseburger Sticks
    And for dessert, Bacon Ice Cream!
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/06 08:07:44 (permalink)
    In MN I would have...

    Poutine yum yum yum!
    Eggplant fries
    I don't know which ice cream. The bacon comes in a cute little bacon cup and the cereal killer ice cream is usually very good (Christina Tosi at Momofuku Milk Bar in NYC invented that concept). If they had Cap'n Crunch flavor I'd do a 50/50 split with bacon.

    This would be after running in the 5K Milk Run at 7:45 am...

    http://www.mnstatefair.or..mpetition/milk_run.html
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/06 09:13:22 (permalink)
    Foie Gras would make the list...

    http://heavytable.com/tra...-minnesota-state-fair/
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/06 15:24:51 (permalink)

    http://thechive.com/2012/...ms-for-food-32-photos/

    I go with # 1 - 2 - 4 & 18 on the insane asylum menu.
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/07 15:14:42 (permalink)
    Outta the way Girl Scouts. Deep-fried Samoas will served at the State Fair of Texas...

    http://www.pegasusnews.co...012-samoa-girl-scouts/
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/08 12:28:47 (permalink)
    This year the "Big Rib" (I would have called it the "Fair Rib" but nobody asked me)will steal the show at the California State Fair....
     

     
    The Big Rib is 2 pounds of USDA prime beef attached to a 17-inch-long rib, giving a new dimension to the "on a stick" template.
    "We needed to find a barbecue product to compete with the turkey leg, something different but similar," explained Big Rib creator and veteran concessionaire Dominick Palmieri. "Everybody wants something on a stick, so the rib bone is the stick. We did six months of research and development to get it to where it is."


    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/201...misearch#storylink=cpy
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/08 21:07:22 (permalink)
    Chicken Cracklins debuted at The State Fair of Texas last year...
     

     
    Because it was the first year at the Fair for the vendors...they were not allowed to participate in the Big Tex Awards. That sucks.
     
    http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityofate/2011/09/fried_chicken_skin_and_fried_c.php
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/09 19:51:06 (permalink)
    An A-Z Food Primer for The State Fair of Texas...

    http://www.lonelyplanet.c...+Primer.?destId=362174
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/09 23:04:07 (permalink)
    Chicken Cracklins and Fried Eggplant are Southern staples. Chicken Cracklins even sold commercially in 3/4oz bags at quickstops. 
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/10 09:08:54 (permalink)
    The 2nd Ave. Deli (home of the Instant Heart Attack Sandwich) welcomes customers with a bowl of gribenes (fried chicken skin).

    Pork Rinds are a popular snack. I've never seen a bag of Chicken Cracklins' around here. I wish. I'll have to look for them.

    I predict duck is the next item in the skins game.
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/11 10:11:50 (permalink)
    One of the new contests at the Illinois State Fair...a Roadfood classic The Horseshoe!!

    http://www.roadfood.com/E...f-springfield-illinois

    http://m.sj-r.com/sjr/pm_...m?contentguid=JW7hLuOW

    I'll have to go work on my Ferro di Cavallo version.
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/11 17:43:44 (permalink)
    Here are some of the new items for the Wisconsin State Fair...


    State Fair is just around the corner.  Courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel here is a list of some of the new food at this year's fair:

    It's a (bacon) wrap: How about a deluxe deep-fried bacon-wrapped cheddar hot dog on-a-stick? Or perhaps some deep-fried bacon-wrapped Tater Tots on-a-stick? Or for the purist: deep-fried bacon (bacon chunks battered, deep-fried and served with dipping sauce). No, bacon is not going away.

    Is it Thanksgiving already? Sweet potato fries with marshmallow dipping cream, anyone? Or perhaps some deep-fried stuffing on-a-stick?

    Banana-fana: Sweet Chimi-Nutella encloses banana, Nutella, cinnamon, pecans and powdered sugar inside a flour tortilla, while the Fat Elvis on-a-stick features a peanut butter cup in banana batter with -- what else? -- bacon.

    Bratwurst bonanza: The Wisconsin steak & brat sub pairs thinly sliced steak with sliced bratwurst, all topped with cheddar, sauteed onions, brown mustard and pickles on onion cheddar bread. The Reuben brat is Wisconsin's favorite sausage dipped in rye batter.

    Beer here: New for beer lovers: Lakefront Brewery beer flights and the beer float (craft/import beer and ice cream)

    Deep-fried: New to bubbling oil this year -- brownies, shortcake, cheesecake, Twinkies, ice cream, cookie dough and pizza (served, incidentally, on a stick)

    On the sweet side: Sprecher soda sorbet, in grape, root beer and orange flavors; red velvet funnel cakes with cream cheese drizzle. And, drumroll -- frozen custard. Oddly enough, this frozen favorite has not been at State Fair before, at least not in recent history, according to Chuckel.

    For the Irish and wannabes: Green Irish salsa with homemade chips, Irish meatball sliders

    We're having trouble imagining: Pork doughnut (sugared Bismarck stuffed with bbq pork), stuffed fish on-a-stick, goldfish cheesecake on-a-stick (batter-dipped cheesecake in the shape of a goldfish), chocolate-covered mozzarella cheese sticks, the pot roast burger, the Irish roast beef sundae.

    Naturally: Gluten-free chocolate chip cookie dough with gluten-free chocolate coating

    'Cuz bigger is always better, isn't it? Mega Dog on-a-stick -- a super-sized, 18-inch corn dog
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/13 08:49:22 (permalink)
    The Orange County Fair begins today. Food trucks will be part of the mix...every Thursday.

    http://fastfood.ocregiste...d-truck-lineup/158028/
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/18 17:24:55 (permalink)
    The Big Kahuna Dog is a new item for the New York State Fair....
     
     
     
    Bacon-wrapped hot dog inside a maple-glazed long john. Eww.
     
    Also...deep-fried lasagna.
     
    http://www.syracuse.com/n...onut_dog_will_you.html
     
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/25 06:49:05 (permalink)
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/07/25 12:49:39 (permalink)
    There really needs to be a reality show about State Fairs. It would be very interesting. A combination of behind-the-scenes product development through sales...and people willing to walk around holding and eating things...like that big ass corn dog. Marone...that's big.
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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 2012/08/02 22:57:33 (permalink)
    Spaghetti ice cream has been named the Signature dish at the Indiana State Fair...

    http://www.hoosieragtoday...e-fair-signature-food/
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