Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Food for Thought: The State Fair!
A View from the Top!
A bit of greenery in the desert....
My corndog was made out of Rudolph... the bite I took was his ketchup red nose.
Indian Fry Bread.... and yes it was delicious!
Chocolate Covered Bacon.... 'Nuff Said!
As promised, the second part of my birthday adventure. Much along the lines of what we did last year, we headed down to the Arizona State Fair to celebrate. I think the main reason anyone actually goes to the Fair isn't for the rides, or the Midway games, or even the attractions, it's the food. The awfully fattening, gloriously bad for you, deep fried goodness that is the fair.
We got to the fair mid afternoon on Sunday. My brother's mother-in-law got us all in for free with a great parking pass so it was very cool that we saved like $50 right there. We pretty much headed straight for the food. Between all of us we had some really tasty faire (pardon the pun) including Indian Fry Bread (mine had beans, meat and cheese) BBQ sandwiches, corn dogs (mine was made out of reindeer!) though we did go a little light on the desserts this year. We usually hit the fried booth which deep fries everything, from brownies and twinkies to tiramisu. This year I opted for something different. Chocolate Covered Bacon. Bacon that is cooked, then dipped in a rich and thick dark chocolate and frozen. It was sweet and salty at the same time. Honestly, it was such powerful chocolate, it was hard to eat the whole thing. Don't get me wrong, it was good, just a heavy heavy delectable.
After the food we went on a few rides, the pictures of which didn't turn out as well as I would have liked. We rode the Farris Wheel and another ride that was called the Disko, which rode on a half moon shaped track and spun you in a circle. It was pretty fun and a lot faster than it looked from the ground.
We rounded out the night at the animal exhibits, seeing the rabbits, chickens and cows before Jason and Autumn headed home, and Steph and I made our way into the show. I defiantly plan a return visit before the fair is out to at least partake of that deep fried goodness before its to late. You can't pass up on things like deep fried bacon and the always wonderful deep fried Snickers bar...
Enjoy the pics and thanks for reading.
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