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Old August 11th, 2006, 04:34 PM
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Dina's post, and a talk in chat the other night about fair food, brings this post..... Firstly, I have NEVER see a funnel cake and just about 2 years ago, tasted kettle corn, for the very first time, salty and sweet....[who knew?]

What is the specialty in your area for fair food? I guess I would have to say for around the Boston area, fried sausages, peppers & onions on a roll!

Oh, & someone mentioned fried pickles the other night..[huh?]

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Old August 11th, 2006, 04:37 PM
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Elephant ears!!!!! Yum.....with sugar & cinemon......or if ya really like sweet......jam!!!



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aside from funnel cake and corn dogs, the DeKalb County Fair (outside Chicago and the largest county fair in IL) boasts awesome Tempura Vegetables and deep-fried snickers bars...
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Sausage on a stick. (Texas)
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In New Orleans are you kidding?????? (VBG)

-crawfish..catfish..red/white beans and rice-jumbalaya-anything creole-oysters-panni sandwiches-pooboys-gumbo-muffulettas-andouille sausage (a cardiologist dream city, which is why they hold their international convention here every year !)

and that's just the local festivals this week (VBG)

people do 2 things in the summer in New Orleans- go to weekend festivals (fairs as Trip would call them) and go to weekend music festivals
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Old August 11th, 2006, 04:47 PM
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Pronto Pups
Cheese Curds
Walleye on a stick
Deep fried Twinkies
Deep fried Oreos
Dino's Gyros
Frozen bananas
Roasted sweet corn
Scotch eggs on a stick
Alligator on a stick
Calzones on a stick
Tater tot hot dish on a stick

and by far the best in the world, never to be topped by any food ever created...

A BUCKET OF SWEET MARTHA'S CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
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Does cotton candy count?? GOD I love that stuff
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Old August 11th, 2006, 05:01 PM
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In the North End in Boston, mostly an Italian area, Festivals is the correct term..Every Saint has his day and the sausages rule! Rural and suburban areas have fairs

Doug, half of your list, I have never heard of
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What's a funnel cake?
On Canada Day in Pugwash Nova Scotia, at the fairgrounds, I indulged in my 2 favourite fair foods: Cotton Candy and a red Candy Apple. Mmmmmm!
My dentist will be happy to see me now....

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Here in Arizona........... I would have to say ........... Indian Fry Bread..... Yummm....... with either powdered sugar on top, or cinnamon and sugar on top. Then we have the Rennaissance festival in Feb/Mar........ then it's smoked Turkey legs and Beer.

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Funnel Cake?

East Side Mario restaurants serves that cake. The theme of East Side Mario is New York style. Funnel cake is a little like small pretzels with strawberries and ice cream. Very delicious.!!!

A very popular dish in Atlantic Canada is deep fried clams & fries.

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Here in our little town, they are famous for their frozen cheese cake on a stick. Yum

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You people are making my mouth water !!!!!!!!!!!


ms Kalamity -


Have had the Indian fry bread. My favorite "topping" is cinnamon and sugar.

Beach Doug -
My favorites from you are roasted sweeet corn and the frozen bananas.

Trip -

You have got to try fried pickles and fried green tomatoes. Glad you got to taste kettle corn.

venice -

Umm,Umm. The catfish, crawfish and red beans.

BW -

The funnel cake here is a full size cake.



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Dozens of steamed crabs dumped out on some spread newspaper on a picnic table with nothing but a butterknife. Mallets are for the weak.

Oh yeah, and corn on the cob, too. But only silver queen from the Eastern Shore.
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I think Doug is from my neck of the woods, Minnesota and if it's on a stick then it's considered "Fair Food". Every year there is something new on a stick. Walleye, pork chop, spaghetti and meatballs, or some other concoction.

I just go to the dairy barn and have a milk shake and look at the cows. Nothing like wandering around and looking at a Holstein while slurping on a chocolate shake. I like the aroma. As my dad always said: "It smells like money."

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Beach Doug,
I would place money on the fact that my Choc Chip Cookies are better than Sweet Margaret's ....Come visit and I will prove it.

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Fair time in New Hampshire!! Gotta love it!!! Italian sausages hot and sweet with onions and peppers. funnell cakes and cotton candy. Corn dogs and kettle corn. Every year we have a Chowder Fest and the local restaurants donate the chowder. For a small donation you get a cup of chowder from all the restaurants and vote on the three best. It is great fun and the money goes to the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. Then of course it is apple picking time. Nice snappy, sweet and juicy fresh apples and cider. One church has a Greek Festival that is great with authentic Greek dishes. There is a Cultural Festival here too with food and entertainment from many different cultures. So much fun here in the fall.

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VTJen, I think you live too close to the Quebec border!

Which reminds me of another strictly Canadian treat I also enjoyed in the Maritimes - Beaver Tails! Similar I think to your friedn Indian bread, they are like a deep fried donut, but flattened to look like a Beaver Tail, then covered in your choice of powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, maple, chocolate, etc.
Mmmmmm....

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Corn on the cob, fried green tomatoes, candy apples (in the fall),B.B.Q.
chocolate dipped bananna,pretzels,beer.
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Fried Dough
Maple Cotton Candy
Poutine
Mmmm, poutine

If you want it around here, though, you make it yourself.
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I would place money on the fact that my Choc Chip Cookies are better than Sweet Margaret's ....Come visit and I will prove it.

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This is a funnel cake.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:F....1655x1275.jpg

OMG! Someone mentioned Elephant ears. My butt just got wider reading that. HAHAHA
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in my neck of the woods its Polish food- Kielbasa, Golumbki, Kapusta, Perogis etc.
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You can get funnel cakes now at that restaurant where all the waitresses have only one leg. I-HOP. I know because the lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) and I had them there on Sunday morning. VERY SWEET!!

I love almost all the food mentioned in this post. Great stuff!

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HAHAHA I saw that special. IHOP always finds a way to add more calories to a breakfast. Load me up buttercup.
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Deep Fried Onions.... and Rice... LOTS and LOTS of Rice... Baked Potatos and Boudain on a Stick on a bun.. in a tub or crumbled over a burger... Boudain shrimp boudain chicken boudain stuffed sausages... you get the point... SE Texas, the Armpit of Texas.
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Dang, I had forgotten about boudain. When I worked in Houston, I had a guy that worked for me from Louisiana. His Grandfather made boudain the "old fashioned way" and he would bring me sausage every time he went home. That was the BEST sausage I had ever eaten or have eaten since. Haven't had the oportunity to check out boudain shrimp or chicken .

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The one thing that I remember that has not been mentioned is potatoe pancakes served at the Wurstfest in New Braunfels, TX each year. It has been too long since I have gone, so I can't remember the German name. Somebody help me here. They are served with German sausage and applesauce. And LOTS of beer! Very yummy.
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Love it. Been there - Done that. Just like Austex Chile....Well, that's been too long.

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