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Jun 13, 2007 02:30 PM

SDfair Eats

I know this really may not be a chow worthy topic, but I was wondering if anybody had some thoughts on what is good to eat at the del mar oops, sdfair. I personally love the fish tacos at the palapa fish taco stand. they have a decent sauce with lots of chrunchy cabbage. I think they are mas better than Rubios. I also like the tasti chips which are a cross between a potato chip and a fry, but only a few and only when hot. My s.o. usually heads for the Roxy stand for one of their combo plates. I refused to try the Krispy Kreme chicken sandwich or the fried coke. As an aside was any body else at the beer fest last weekend. They had about 75 beers on tap. for the fair, they actually had some fairly exotic beers. I am not that in to brewpubs but there was stuff that I would not expect to see at the fair. The only problem with it was that it was way too crowded, gee it is the fair. and there were people that were just hammered. It was a warm sunny day.

So any thoughts on something I should not miss? Rattlesnake chili anyone?

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  1. Fried coke!? how does that work!

    i really like their grilled corn at the fair =P

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    1. re: clayfu

      I always look forward to the pan fried chicken, bbq ribs, and the fish and chips.

      1. re: surfer1966

        the ribs are really exp for the amount they give you.

      2. re: clayfu

        It is Coke syrup, frozen, breaded then fried so the inside of the 'donut' is Coke plasma.

        ..and perfect...

        The corn is always fresh

        1. re: Cathy

          pass! coke plasma just seems wrong.

      3. The rattlesnake chili was good.

        1. I always have to get a cream puff and coffee. Fresh made pastry in that little trailer..real whipped each, cocoa and vanilla.

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          1. re: Cathy

            And my "have to have" is a cinnamon roll and coffee when we first get there. I get mine without the icing - too much sugar! On a humourous note, for all the years I've been going to the SD County Fair (or "Del Mar Fair", as we called it), I'd never tried the mini doughnuts they make fresh in Bing Crosby Hall until last year. My friends were appalled it was my first time!

            1. re: phee

              I've still never tried them, Phee...nor have I ever bought a cinnamon roll- I don't crave cinnamon- (and yes, it is still the Del Mar Fair)

              1. re: phee

                I'm with you...hit those cinnamon rolls (without frosting) the moment I arrive

            2. I always eat a big breakfast before I leave for the fair thinking that I won't eat that much
              this time....but of course i still do. I usually get the fried zuccini and a soda first. Than walk around a while. Than I'll get a hotdog inside the Paddock area by the track. Than I'll pay a visit to one of the beer gardens for a couple/three brews. And last is always the grilled corn w/butter,s&p,and the parmesean cheese. Than we get the f outta there before the big traffic mess starts.

              1. I always get the corn and fried zucchini...that way I feel not as bad because I had my vegetables for the day. Then I move onto either bbq ribs or some type of protein on a stick! But rattlesnake chili sounds really interesting, maybe this year that will be my source of protein. Now if they can only figure out how to put it on a stick....

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                1. re: darkmob

                  Actually, the article in the UT today said the guy is selling rattesnake bites served with fried jalapeƱo and fried mention of the chili..

                  I personally found pizza on a stick to be interesting...