It’s that time of year again. The Los Angeles County Fair is going on now until September 25, 2016 at the Fairplex in Pomona. As one of the largest county fairs in California, there is always plenty to do, from concerts to fair rides to special exhibits. However, another major draw is the interesting and outrageous food offerings. It seems every year fair food vendors try to outdo themselves, and this year is no exception. Here are some of the fair foods you may want to check out.
At Chicken Charlie’s, a fair staple, you will find bacon wrapped chicken drumsticks served with fries, deep-fried hot sauce served with hot sauce and jalapenos, bacon s’mores, and chicken in a waffle on a stick. If your heart and stomach can’t handle all that, they are also offering halved pineapple bowls filled with your choice of shrimp or chicken.
Pork lovers should head over to Biggy’s, where you’ll find 8 ounces of Duroc pork belly wrapped in a 24-inch long strip of bacon on a stick. You can also get this in corn dog form, which comes with a Thai chili dipping sauce. Also offered here is deep fried butter, deep fried nachos, and a deep friend dill pickle stuffed with jalapeno cheese.
Tasti Chips is offering sliced red rose potatoes, fried and topped with jalapeno cheese, and churro funnel cakes, either plain or topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. You will also find a chile relleno pretzel bun burger, which features an Angus beef patty with chorizo, a whole chile relleno, tomato, avocado, cheddar dressing, and chipotle mayo all on a pretzel bun.
Cathy’s Cookies are chocolate chip cookies, baked to perfection on site. Buy them by the sleeve (about a dozen) or bucket (three dozen).
Another fair staple is Juicy’s. Aside from the classics, which include giant turkey legs and funnel cake, this year they are also offering turkey tacos (three per portion).
Looking for a little New Orleans’ fare? Harold and Belle’s delivers a menu that includes crawfish étouffée and charbroiled oysters.
As implied in its name, Fried-A-Fair is serving a bevy of fried foods. However, what you need to try here is the Affogato – cold gelato with a shot of espresso.
A vet at the Orange County and San Diego fairs, Bacon-A-Fair makes its debut this year. You will find bacon all over this menu, including French toast bacon bombs served with syrup and cheesy bombs served with a garlic-butter sauce.
Vegans can enjoy the fair food, too! Plant Food For People features a vegan friendly menu which includes vegan jackfruit tacos, loaded tacos, all-vegan potato-based nachos, and a jackfruit torta sandwich.
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