Memorable food from this summer's fairs?
I'm a huge summer fair and festivals person, but I hardly get to indulge my appetite. My husband regales me with stories of the corn-on-the cob machine he discovered at a fair in Minnesota when he was a child. For .10, you could watch your corn cob drop into a vat of butter and be served to you hot in a paper boat. Anyone else planning to go to a fair this summer (or autumn or winter), or willing to share food stories from fairs already attended (either recent or long past)?
The most recent item that jumps to mind was the shwe yin aye (literally, something like "makes you cool") at the Rakhaing Thingyan Burmese Water Festival, in a junior-high schoolyard in Manhattan (see photo below). We have such a variety of fairs and festivals in the New York area -- http://www.eatingintranslation.com/st... -- that I regret the summer weekend when I attend only one or two!