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LA county Fair what food was good in the past fairs

malibumike Sep 8, 2006 03:29 PM

Like to know what was your favorite food at the LA county fairs in the past.. TIA

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  1. Debbie W RE: malibumike Sep 8, 2006 04:09 PM

    Dr. Bob's ice cream.

    1. sku RE: malibumike Sep 8, 2006 05:55 PM

      I love the fair! Fried Snickers bars at the Texas Donut stand, deep fried artichoke hearts, King Taco, Pink's, Orange Julius (only place I ever see them anymore). Dr. Bob's, as Debbie notes, right out of the tub, so much better than on the store shelves.

      I had the deep fried Oreos last time and they were a bit much for me.

      Anything new this year?

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        estone888 RE: malibumike Sep 8, 2006 06:03 PM

        I seem to recall once having seen spaghetti and meatballs, battered and fried on a stick. I had already stuffed myself with the requisite overdose of other stuff on a stick, or fried, or grilled in a bun and couldn't bring myself to eat it. But I am intrigued. Although last year I couldn't find it again. It is vaguely possible that my day in the sun, eating all that tasty but terrible stuff, set me to hallucinating.

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          estone888 RE: estone888 Sep 8, 2006 06:08 PM

          Oh yeah, I forgot, I've had some pretty good pork chop sandwiches at the fair.

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            Dommy RE: estone888 Sep 8, 2006 06:10 PM

            It's quite possible because it seems to be a hit fair food this year:


            My favorite thing from the LA County Fair is the Alta Dena Milk display and then the selling of the fresh milk.... best milk EVER...


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              estone888 RE: Dommy Sep 8, 2006 07:04 PM

              Thanks for the link. It's always good to know that I wasn't hallucinating.

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                Dommy RE: estone888 Sep 8, 2006 07:12 PM

                I know the feeling dude... ;)

                Speaking of which, there is actually a few posts on the General Topic's Board that show a video of Deep Fried Spaghetti and one about Fried COKE!! :)

                This is the reason I haven't been a fair in over 10 years...


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            Just Cid RE: malibumike Sep 8, 2006 06:09 PM

            The LA fair is the only place I will get a corn dog.

            Mostly because I only allow myself one of these per year, but secondly because the fair stands make and sell so many of them that they're just about always fresh (I look over the stand before buying to see if they're cooking them or if they're sitting under the heatlamps. Stay away from the heatlamp ones - lord knows how long they've been there!)

            There's nothing better than a corn dog (made with real cornmeal batter, not pancake batter like some places) fresh out of the fryer, along with a fresh-squeeze lemonade.

            Now, that's a day at the fair!

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              ozzygee RE: Just Cid Sep 8, 2006 06:20 PM

              Tangent, I know, but.....

              Have you tried the one at Disneyland's/California (mis)adventure?

              At 50+ dollars for admission, they're the most expensive ones you'll ever eat, but I think they're better than the fair's (although not by a fifty dollar margin!!). If you're ever visiting the park, I highly recommend them.

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                ipsedixit RE: ozzygee Sep 8, 2006 06:49 PM

                I'll second Just Cid's rec for corn dogs at the LA County Fair.

                As to the stuff at Disney, with all due respect to ozzygee and JGold, those corn dogs are putrid. Can get better ones at Hot-Dog-On-A-Stick at your local mall.

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                  ozzygee RE: ipsedixit Sep 8, 2006 06:53 PM

                  Just to be clear, are you talking about the ones you get in disneyland or the huge ones you get at california adventure?

                  I was referring to the huge ones in the california park. (At the corn dog castle to be exact.)

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                sku RE: Just Cid Sep 8, 2006 07:51 PM

                Which stand at the fair has the best corn dogs?

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                reality check RE: malibumike Sep 8, 2006 06:30 PM

                If you go today, Sept 8th, admission is $1 all day long. Parking still is $8 or $10.

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                  Wes RE: malibumike Sep 8, 2006 07:00 PM

                  I like the BBQ'd Turkey Legs. Not only do they taste wonderful they're the best bargin at the fair.

                  1. kat_dew RE: malibumike Sep 8, 2006 10:34 PM

                    I heard that the newest think is Krispy cream donuts with fried chicken and some kind of mayo sauce.

                    I don't know sounds like too much for me but I heard it was popular.

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                      liu RE: kat_dew Sep 8, 2006 11:09 PM

                      There was a TV segment this morning on one of the news programs that featured LA County Fair Food. They showed a famous chicken stand (he is there every year -- sorry, I don't remember the name) and he featured Krispy Kreme doughnuts with fried chicken and cheese inside. Then you pour a packet of honey on the whole sandwich.

                      This same stand also had deep-fried olives and pickles (together on a stick), deep-fried Twinkies with a strawberry sauce on top, deep-fried asparagus (new this year!), and a few other deep-fried items.

                      Seriously, when I was done watching, I needed to go out for a jog!

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                        The Oracle RE: liu Sep 9, 2006 10:29 AM

                        ok, just got back from the fair (opening day was a nightmare with traffic, btw)... and, much to my actual surprise, I tried the Krispy Kreme Fried Chicken Sandwich w/ Cheese... it was SO good! It's a great combination of sweet and fried saltiness and it totally works. They serve it with a packet of honey on the side (I didn't use it -- but in retrospect, I wish I used some on a few bites to see what it was like -- at the time, I was on sugar overload.) That same stand had deep-fried avocados, too.

                        Tried some of the BBQ pulled pork (over by building 7/9 vicinity)- has a big sign that says 'smoked butt' - or something like that -- it was way better than any of the other BBQ pork I tasted from other stands.

                        Stay away from the deciving home made potato chips toward the end of the carnival area - totally gross and tasteless and $5 a container.

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