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CCinNJ

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New Fair Fare for 2012 Thu, 07/5/12 9:43 AM (permalink)
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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    CCinNJ

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    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Thu, 07/5/12 9:51 AM (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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      CCinNJ

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      Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Thu, 07/5/12 9:57 AM (permalink)
      Chicken Cracklin' Chicharrones will be served in Texas!!
      <message edited by CCinNJ on Thu, 07/5/12 10:03 AM>
       
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        kland01s

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        Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Thu, 07/5/12 10:18 AM (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 Thu, 07/5/12 10:52 AM (permalink)
          Yum.  Nothing says fun at the fair like a big helping of lamb testicles.
           
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            CCinNJ

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            Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Thu, 07/5/12 10:55 AM (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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              CCinNJ

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              Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Thu, 07/5/12 10:58 AM (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 Thu, 07/5/12 11:40 AM (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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                  CCinNJ

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                  Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Thu, 07/5/12 12:50 PM (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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                    CCinNJ

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                    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Thu, 07/5/12 1:14 PM (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
                    <message edited by CCinNJ on Thu, 07/5/12 1:18 PM>
                     
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                      CCinNJ

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                      Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Thu, 07/5/12 2:44 PM (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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                        CCinNJ

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                        Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Thu, 07/5/12 3:47 PM (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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                          Foodbme

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                          Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Fri, 07/6/12 2:53 AM (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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                            CCinNJ

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                            Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Fri, 07/6/12 8:07 AM (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
                            <message edited by CCinNJ on Fri, 07/6/12 8:26 AM>
                             
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                              CCinNJ

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                              Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Fri, 07/6/12 9:13 AM (permalink)
                              Foie Gras would make the list...

                              http://heavytable.com/tra...-minnesota-state-fair/
                               
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                                CCinNJ

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                                Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Fri, 07/6/12 3:24 PM (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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                                  CCinNJ

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                                  Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Sat, 07/7/12 3:14 PM (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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                                    CCinNJ

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                                    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Sun, 07/8/12 12:28 PM (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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                                      CCinNJ

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                                      Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Sun, 07/8/12 9:07 PM (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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                                        CCinNJ

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                                        Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Mon, 07/9/12 7:51 PM (permalink)
                                        An A-Z Food Primer for The State Fair of Texas...

                                        http://www.lonelyplanet.c...+Primer.?destId=362174
                                         
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                                          roadkillgrill

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                                          Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Mon, 07/9/12 11:04 PM (permalink)
                                          Chicken Cracklins and Fried Eggplant are Southern staples. Chicken Cracklins even sold commercially in 3/4oz bags at quickstops. 
                                           
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                                            CCinNJ

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                                            Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Tue, 07/10/12 9:08 AM (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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                                              CCinNJ

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                                              Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Wed, 07/11/12 10:11 AM (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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                                                CCinNJ

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                                                Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Wed, 07/11/12 5:43 PM (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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                                                  CCinNJ

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                                                  Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Fri, 07/13/12 8:49 AM (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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                                                    CCinNJ

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                                                    Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Wed, 07/18/12 5:24 PM (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 Wed, 07/25/12 6:49 AM (permalink)
                                                       
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                                                        CCinNJ

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                                                        Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Wed, 07/25/12 12:49 PM (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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                                                          CCinNJ

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                                                          Re:New Fair Fare for 2012 Thu, 08/2/12 10:57 PM (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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