Did someone say deep fried? How about gigantic, on-a-stick, gooey, fluffy, bubbly? Whatever you’re hankering for, the L.A. County Fair’s food smorgasbord is sure to offer it.
Juicys Food’s Outlaw Grill, one of the largest grills in the world, debuts as the Fair this year. Built on the back of a Peterbuilt 379 with an oven/smoker that holds 700 turkey legs, 100 briskets and pork butts, a hydraulically powered 38-foot grill that can cook 1,500 turkey legs and gas burners for pots of beans and side dishes.
Everything’s bigger at the Fair, and that includes the food. New this year is the world’s largest waffle cone filled with gelato. A 16-inch cone is filled with two pints of gelato – enough for an entire family to share. Also new is CBS Cupcakes which will offer not the small cupcakes but the big muffin-sized cupcakes – Red Velvet, chocolate and vanilla flavored – that will be frosted per order with a choice of three frostings and eight different toppings.
Almost a Fair attraction himself, Fair food king Chicken Charlie Boghosian is cookin’ up some fun things for 2008. He started the Krispy Kreme Chicken Sandwich craze and last year had the deep-fried peanut butter and banana sandwich in honor of the 30th anniversary of Elvis’ death. This year he is serving Deep-Fried Spam with pineapples and bringing back the popular Deep-Fried Frog Legs and Deep-Fried Avocados. Charlie will also have a new food stand serving chicken and waffles, perfected with Charlie’s own rotisserie chicken and homemade, family recipe waffles. It is here that he’ll serve Deep-Fried White Castle burgers.
Avalon Blues & Brews, Hussong’s Cantina and Taqueria, the Bud Light Lounge, Sunset Cabana, presented by Coca-Cola, and Slider’s Sports Bar, presented by Bug Light, all offer sit-down dining.
The L.A. County Fair runs Sept. 5 – 28, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Live thoroughbred racing is Sept. 5 – 22, closed Tuesdays. For more information, visit the Web site at www.lacountyfair.com.