So it’s almost that time of year again, that bittersweet time when we’re all looking forward to fighting insane crowds and spending crazy amounts of our hard-earned money on greasy, fried, fatty foods on a stick. Yup, the 2009 Minnesota State Fair is almost upon on and it’s time to take a look at what’s new and share what have been your long time favorites.
The Minnesota State Fair’s Food Finder lists all of the stalls that have new fair food this year as well as the places you can find those foods that you’ve been enjoying for years. I have spent some time covering fair food on here and even asked what your favorite this is about the Minnesota State Fair and got a wide variety of responses including favorite places to visit.
In 2006 I apparently gorged myself on milk and cookies (milk does not agree with me so I’m quite unsure why I would have put myself and my wife through that) but didn’t really get into much else of what we ate. In 2007 I was in the thick of a serious diet where I went on to lose nearly 100 lbs and looked for the healthiest food options I could find at the Minnesota State Fair which would keep me on track. In 2008, with the Budget Nazi in full swing, I did what I could to find the best food values at the Minnesota State Fair to keep us eating cheap. Now, our favorites are still the roasted corn, the olives on a stick, fried green tomatoes, Dole Whips, Martha’s, and deep fried candy bars but I’m wondering how many of these new treats will become ones that we will return to time and time again for years to come.
This year’s notable new items (for a variety of reasons) include:
Apple Lil’s Coca-Cola flavored cheescake. For Mrs. Marcos of course ;)
Famous Dave’s Peach Glazed Pork Cheeks marinated in garlic, herbs, spices and honey then grilled and served two on-a-stick with peach chipotle glaze!
Harry Singh’s Caribbean Restaurant’s Roti Dhalpourie (soft toasted flat bread) served with jerk chicken or curry chicken. I hope it’s spicy!
Spam Burgers’ variety of new offerings including a breakfast sandwich. Mmm!
After looking at the list of new items what do you think that you’ll be going for this year, knowing full well that they’re going to be priced higher than anything else at the fair? What other foods will you be trying and how many of them have you been eating for years? Aside from the food what do you like to do when you go to the fair? Whatever you have to say about the 2009 Minnesota State Fair food or activities, go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your comments!