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State Fair 2012 - New Foods

getgot211 Jun 26, 2012 02:11 PM


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    Lincster RE: getgot211 Jun 26, 2012 10:06 PM

    Yay! Love the new new foods!

    I also love that there are date specific limited foods. I know others won't and I have no idea if it will work, but beef tongue tacos and camel sliders mean I have to go at least twice, right?

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    1. re: Lincster
      kevin47 RE: Lincster Jun 27, 2012 08:12 AM

      I like that Safari did a play on an existing item. Also, I had thought Pham's Deli was unrelated to all other things Tom Pham, but the cranberry wontons belie that impression.

      I'm all over the lamb fries, which will assuredly be the most talked about item. I think the Sweetie's could really be great.

      Can't imagine the poutine turning out well.

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        semanticantics RE: kevin47 Jun 27, 2012 08:33 AM

        I wonder if Pham's Deli (if owned by Tom Pham) will have enough time to close before the Fair ends?

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          The Dairy Queen RE: kevin47 Jun 27, 2012 06:55 PM

          If it's the same Pham's Deli as in Midtown GLobal Market, it's unrelated to Thom Pham.


          1. re: The Dairy Queen
            kevin47 RE: The Dairy Queen Jun 30, 2012 07:11 PM

            Weird they would serve the item for which he is arguably best known.

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              The Dairy Queen RE: kevin47 Jul 1, 2012 02:18 AM

              Maybe it's not the same as Pham's Deli in Midtown Global Market? The one in MGM is owned by Trung and Katie Pham. http://www.phamsdeli.net/home.html


          2. re: kevin47
            Lincster RE: kevin47 Jun 30, 2012 06:52 AM

            You know, why couldn't poutine turn out exceptionally well at the fair? We can fry really good fries at the fair, we make great cheese curds, and someone must know how to make good gravy. I like that it is by the milk stand too!

            From the picture, however, it looks like they are putting it in a cup and not a boat. That means the bottom fries will get cheated and soggy. We'll see.

            1. re: Lincster
              kevin47 RE: Lincster Jun 30, 2012 07:13 PM

              You'd have to have a place that could do both the fries and curds right. Even then, the gravy has to be pre-made.

              1. re: kevin47
                Lincster RE: kevin47 Jun 30, 2012 08:37 PM

                Fair enough. I'm still going to try it :)

                1. re: Lincster
                  getgot211 RE: Lincster Jul 1, 2012 06:30 AM

                  curds on poutine aren't usually fried, just have to be fresh and they should be at the fair. they should hopefully be able to pull of good fries. so the main thing is having good gravy.

          3. re: Lincster
            cher0123 RE: Lincster Jun 27, 2012 05:23 PM

            Bacon ice cream, poutine, waffle de liege, raging ankles, Paul Bunyan bar, Ole’s cannoli, and lamb cop on a stick all sound awesome. The spaghetti sticks from green mill could be good or could be terrible. If you go to Sonora grill in the MDT global market you can try the eggplant fries. I love eggplant but the eggplant fries are greasy and just not good. Anyone else fascinated by the lamb fries? Lamb testicles? I've had duck testicles (ducks have huge balls for their size!) from travail and they're not bad. Beef tongue tacos also seem pretty solid. Blue moon drive in almost never disappoints so when they started advertising their cereal killer ice cream it sounds really good. The things that sound terrible are: the Yosemite sandwich (bleh!), sushi ( seriously?! how will they keep it fresh?!) gluten free risotto poppers ( the original ones are terrible so how are the gluten free ones going to be any better?) .....In any case, super excited for the fair and can't wait till the end of august!

            1. re: cher0123
              kevin47 RE: cher0123 Jun 30, 2012 07:25 PM

              I thought the same thing about the risotto poppers. Why are they doubling down on those abominations?

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                eastlakovore RE: kevin47 Jul 3, 2012 10:06 PM

                terrible, terrible idea.

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            galewskj RE: getgot211 Jun 27, 2012 08:29 AM

            The walleye roll and French Dog both look promising, but the bread in both photos looks questionable.

            1. drew13000 RE: getgot211 Jun 27, 2012 10:29 AM

              The red velvet funnel cake sounds awesome! Hoping it has a cream cheese-type frosting.

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              1. re: drew13000
                getgot211 RE: drew13000 Jul 1, 2012 06:39 AM

                "...dusted with powdered sugar and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze."

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