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Jun 26, 2012 02:11 PM

State Fair 2012 - New Foods

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  1. 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

      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.

      1. re: kevin47

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

        1. re: kevin47

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


          1. re: The Dairy Queen

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

            1. re: kevin47

              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.


          2. re: kevin47

            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

              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

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

                1. re: Lincster

                  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

            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

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

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

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

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              1. re: drew13000

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