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Jun 11, 2009 08:00 PM

Del Mar Fair...$2 Tuesday food items

Del Mar Fair starts tomorrow!

New Food Items..

Also, they are bringing back the $2 tasting at every food below.
Tuesday $2.00 Taste of the Fair
For you light eaters, or those who can't narrow down the list of foods you want to try, we are bringing back Tuesday Taste of the Fair. Each Tuesday, you can buy a taster's portion of a featured Fair food item for $2.00 at each food booth.

2009 San Diego County Fair will be 22 days, from Friday, June 12, through Sunday, July 5, closed two Mondays, June 15 and 22.

$2 tickets..only this June 16th at Albertson's..

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  1. I can't wait to try the deep-fried sushi.

    1. Heading out to the SD fair and besides air drumming to the 70's Styx act and drinking a couple of cold ones..anything new and exciting to eat this year?
      Love the fried zucchini and the grilled corn..turkey corn dog is great with a fresh lemonade at the kitschy Hot Dog on a Stick.
      Got any fair fav's?

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      1. re: Beach Chick demonstrating tamales at 5:30 pm this coming Saturday

        1. re: DiningDiva

          We're doing some fun cheese pairings at the Slow Food thing on Saturday at 4pm. Is your demo in the same area - would love to catch it!

          1. re: mimosa

            Yep, I'm right after you in the 5:30 slot :-). I'm actually the Secretary for SF Urban SD. I was looking forward to catching your gig as well! One can never know too much about cheese

            1. re: DiningDiva

              Awesome DD..
              I like my tamales with lots of cheese and serrano chiles..dozen would work well for me and I'll bring the beer!
              I might have to try the deep fried Klondike..sounds so wrong that it must be good!

              1. re: DiningDiva

                bummer, we'll miss it--have reservations w/ friends at Okan that night....

        2. Deep fried butter!? I gotta ask, why?

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            1. re: Ewilensky

              The deep fried butter stand is right by the bridge that takes you out to the infield. This is also where the paramedic vehicles are parked. My SO and I were wondering if that was done on purpose. The name of the stand is Heart Attack Cafe, and I don't know if they are related to the Arizona place with the same name. We will be there on Sat, and we hope to last until mimosa and DD get on stage.

              1. re: littlestevie

                Practice your CPR in case the paramedics are busy. ;-)

            2. Going to the SD Fair this Tuesday...
              Doobie Brothers..cold beers and $2 Taste of Tuesday.
              Anyone been this year...what's good?

              Church of Chino' the corn ready yet?

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              1. re: Beach Chick

                I enjoyed the Deep-fried bacon, garlic battered artichokes and bacon-maple doughnuts before Weird Al.

                1. re: JRSD

                  Do you recall if that bacon was of the Tofu variety?
                  ; )

                2. re: Beach Chick

                  Going next Thursday to see Willie Nelson.

                  Larry Himmel did a piece on an older woman who has been operating a food stall at the fair for over 30 years. Two locations: 1 just as you come through the entrance and the other at the far end in the fun zone, she specializes in authentic Chicago Hot Dogs. Can't decide between visiting her or the new Pinks!

                  Husband always gnaws on either BBQ ribs (better than Phil's IMHO) or those big turkey legs.

                  We finally indulged in one of Chicken Charlie's infamous deep-fried items two years ago - the deep fried Klondike Bar. He ruined a perfectly good ice cream bar so I don't think we will be trying the deep fried Kool-Aid.

                  A friend recommended a dessert that I'm going to try: The Gingerbread Shop's Eton Mess pudding. It is macerated strawberries and raspberry puree with vanilla ice cream, meringue bits and whipped cream. I have passed this place so many times and never even thought to stop, but this summer treat will remedy that.

                  Have fun Chicka!

                  1. re: foodiechick

                    You gonna wear those kick ass red gorgeous boots to Willie?
                    Hope you'll be representing..

                    I have a couple of beers in the parking lot in front of the sign that says 'No Partying in the parking lot'..and then I'll have to check out the $2 taste on Tuesday..

                    Do you think they'll have the Birkenstock Food Trailer with the tie-dye serving tofu lollipops, hugging a tree and tasting like one food stand at the Fair this year?

                  2. re: Beach Chick

                    did Chino's yellow corn last weekend. I think b/c it's been so cold and overcast, that there hasn't been enough sun to sweeten them up. They were fresh but lacking in their usual sweetness. I'd wait another week or two to see if they improve.

                    Chino's did have fava bean leaves, stinging nettles and quelites. Their white nectarines weren't too bad after ripening on the counter for a day or two.

                    French strawberries are bigger than last year and coming into their sweetness.

                    Red raspberries were very, very good.

                    And if you want to try growing your own, they have raspberry and strawberry plants for sale.

                  3. mean there are actually things worth eating at the fair? Do tell.