The favorite go-to’s will still be here for this year’s L.A. County Fair: hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones and of course, ice cream treats. But there’s always something new and different to entice the taste buds of adventurous or merely curious eaters. This year’s 288 food providers – one of the largest offerings nationally – have stepped up to the plate, literally, to bring Fairguests an incredible array of culinary specialties during the Fair, which runs from Sept. 8 – Oct. 1, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Live thoroughbred horse racing Sept. 8 – 25, closed Tuesdays only.
The everything-on-a-stick theme seems to define Fair food because its portability allows consumers to continue their Fair trek while enjoying a snack. This year’s tasty offerings will feature crispy coconut shrimp on a stick and savory egg rolls on a stick along with past year’s “stuck” favorites: the ever-popular Hot Dog on a Stick, pork chop on a stick, frozen banana on a stick, even a cream puff on a stick.
The ever-popular Dippin’ Dots® ice cream, flash-frozen into tiny, individual beads has created a special new L.A. County Fair favorite flavor, called froffe-mocha, coffee, toffee, fruitee vanilla. Whew!
Then there’s the deep-fried phenomenon – if you can deep fry ice cream you can deep fry anything, right? Well in addition to deep-fried Twinkies, Snickers, Oreos and pickles, this
year’s Fair will feature – drum roll, please! – deep-fried green olives stuffed with garlic, deep-fried asparagus and deep-fried cauliflower. Those last two might even convince the calorie-conscious Fairguest that fried food can be healthy! Other deep-fried favorites will return this year, including deep-fried avocados and tomatoes and for the apple-a-day crowd, deep-fried apples with real whipped cream.
But really. Forget about dieting. This is the Fair, where tasty food is part of the fun. If you must be healthy, you can manage it even at the Fair with wraps, fresh fruit and chicken salads that are definitely not fried. Even the food connoisseur will find exquisite cuisine from top chefs at Fair restaurants like Top of the Park, Hussong’s Cantina and Taqueria, the Vineyard Market Cafe, Avalon Blues & Brews and The Veranda. Find your tasty fun at the 2006 L.A. County Fair. For more information, visit the www.lacountyfair.com Web site or call (909) 623-3111. rc=http: