Tuesday, September 24, 2013

One Week Left To Eat Your Way Through the Los Angeles County Fair

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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:

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The famous Chicken Charlie's. Home to...

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...deep-fried cookie dough...

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...a sloppy joe between two Krispy Kreme donut halves...

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...deep-friend Dodger Dogs...

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...deep-fried bacon pickles, deep-fried Oreos, and (what?) a grilled chicken sandwich...

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...and deep-fried Twinkies, and more.

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Tasti-Chips

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My jalapeno-laden (natch) homemade kettle chips

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"Ten Pound Buns" -- pizza-like garlic sourdough bread

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The various pizza bread concoctions

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Including, in the great "live a little" County Fair way, a "bacon Nutella" bread.

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Maria ordered the bacon Nutella bread! I passed.

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I ordered the buffalo chicken bread, without ranch sauce. Which they proceeded to put on anyway.

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A "tri-tip Sundae": Mashed potatoes, tri-tip, BBQ sauce and a tomato. This was quite delicious.

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The Blooming Onion booth. Nope, County Fair vendors are not required to post calorie counts.

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Even SkinnyGirl cocktails are there. How did this become a thing?

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SkinnyGirl wine? Uh... you go ahead and try it.

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Food row, in the heart of the park (next to the trains)

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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

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Deep-fried cookie dough sounds amazing. Like a really gooey chocolate chip cookie.

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