Tuesday, September 24, 2013
One Week Left To Eat Your Way Through the Los Angeles County Fair
Dusk at County Fair food central.
Got a stomach of steel? Then you better get over to the L.A. County Fair in Pomona before it's all over. And this Friday, your questionable eating habits may pay off with a VIP weekend stay at the Sheraton Fairplex.
This Friday, the fastest contestant to take down some of the Fair’s biggest items -- including the 1 lb Big Chic on a Stick, 1 lb Big Rib, Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joes and more -- will score the hotel stay.
To apply, contestants must email their name, age, phone number, email address and hometown city to LAFairFoodFrenzy@gmail.com. All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Selected participants will be notified on Thursday, Sept. 26.
But even if you're not a glutton for that much gluttony, what's a County Fair without ridiculous food? The Franklin Avenue family recently visited to try some of the more famous items on sale there. Here's a look:
The famous Chicken Charlie's. Home to...
...deep-fried cookie dough...
...a sloppy joe between two Krispy Kreme donut halves...
...deep-friend Dodger Dogs...
...deep-fried bacon pickles, deep-fried Oreos, and (what?) a grilled chicken sandwich...
...and deep-fried Twinkies, and more.
My jalapeno-laden (natch) homemade kettle chips
"Ten Pound Buns" -- pizza-like garlic sourdough bread
The various pizza bread concoctions
Including, in the great "live a little" County Fair way, a "bacon Nutella" bread.
Maria ordered the bacon Nutella bread! I passed.
I ordered the buffalo chicken bread, without ranch sauce. Which they proceeded to put on anyway.
A "tri-tip Sundae": Mashed potatoes, tri-tip, BBQ sauce and a tomato. This was quite delicious.
The Blooming Onion booth. Nope, County Fair vendors are not required to post calorie counts.
Even SkinnyGirl cocktails are there. How did this become a thing?
SkinnyGirl wine? Uh... you go ahead and try it.
Food row, in the heart of the park (next to the trains)
It's not a County Fair without some animals.
Read a recap of our 2011 visit here. The L.A. County Fair ends on Sept. 29. The Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA