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johniecanuck Aug 23, 2009 12:06 PM

Going to the Ex tomorrow---is there ANYTHING food wise you would reccomend?

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    goldendelicious RE: johniecanuck Aug 23, 2009 12:08 PM

    Tiny Tim donuts! :)

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      CeeQueue RE: goldendelicious Aug 23, 2009 12:23 PM

      Back bacon on a bun at Maggie's in the Food Building
      Ice cream waffle sandwich
      Beaver tails (if they're around this year)
      Tiny Tom donuts

      If there's a juice place this year that has various concoctions with vitamins, ginseng, etc., added to them, I highly recommend. I was exhausted, with pain in the backs of my knees from too much walking — had one of their drinks and within about 10 minutes got an amazing second wind and the knee pain was gone. It might have been Juice for Life...I'm terrible with remembering names.

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      Arcadiaseeker RE: johniecanuck Aug 23, 2009 12:46 PM

      Tiny Tom donuts for sure and waffles with ice cream.

      1. BokChoi RE: johniecanuck Aug 24, 2009 10:47 AM

        Couple of posts:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/551081
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/642002

        Hope that helps and have a good time.

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          JennaBean RE: johniecanuck Aug 24, 2009 12:55 PM

          I was there yesterday day and we had:

          - Corn dogs (not pogos)
          - Waffle ice cream sandwich
          - Doubles for Ali's in the food building
          - Tiny Tim donuts

          All "great" fair food! :-)

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            CoffeeAddict416 RE: JennaBean Aug 24, 2009 01:02 PM

            I ALWAYS crave the corn dogs every year but i'm always dissapointed! somehow i think the memory is better than the reality. The fresh waffle ice cream sandwiches and fresh fried tiny tom donuts are still killer though

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              abigllama RE: CoffeeAddict416 Aug 24, 2009 01:29 PM

              A lot of stands offer pogos, the hand dipped corn dogs rock so seek it out. I have not been yet this year but it was in the food building last year!

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                IndigoAttila RE: abigllama Aug 24, 2009 01:57 PM

                The corndog stand in the midway/gaming alley, near the Princes Gates. I can't remember what it's called but it's a yellow kiosk offering corndogs and lemonade. There's actually a giant corndog pointing skywards on top of the stand. Seriously! :) I had one on Friday and wow was it ever good.

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                  JennaBean RE: IndigoAttila Aug 25, 2009 06:54 AM

                  That's where I got mine and it rocked! :-)

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                    CoffeeAddict416 RE: IndigoAttila Aug 25, 2009 12:22 PM

                    that's the one i always get!!!
                    they use an industrial grade mixing wand (i think it's used to mix concrete) to do up the batter. That's the one i always think "oh i have to have that" and then when i do it's always just okay. It's frustrating! yeargh.... like chasing a ghost

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