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    Man, y'all have a much larger variety of interesting foods than we do down here at the fair!!
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    Steer & Stein

    Over to an old favorite



    Say goodbye to Candi, she is moving to Montana.



    and my favorite fair band

    The HOLD ON Band

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

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    RIP, Jon Tumilson

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Meet Me At The Bud Tent!

    Scott Long with Fat Tuesday and The Greasefire Horns
    runs sound for some bands.



    John Dingman : Gimmick



    some friends watching the show



    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Jennie Grinder!

    The best sandwich of the fair!



    (watch for "Reca")



    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Sunset



    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Day 5

    Hop on the shuttle.



    Time for a steak and egg quesadilla from Quesadilla Junction!



    and a beverage from





    yummm...



    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Every morning at 10 am during the fair.

    Des Moines Register "Oh, say can you sing?" contest 2011



    She is standing on top of the Administration building on Grand Avenue. She had her cell phone out with the lyrics. I am not sure if anyone else noticed.
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Ames Euphonium Choir | Facebook



    This was a lot of oompah oompah music. I entitled it "Music for The Loo"
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Gretta Irwin of the Iowa Turkey Federation was judging the "Cooking with Turkey" contest at the Elwell Building.



    The entries.



    After watching three contests this year, I have decided to enter in 2012.

    I have a recipe in mind and will need some taste testers.

    I will win the Blue Ribbon.
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Duff is a poof.
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Iowa Turkey Federation

    EatTurkey.com - Turkey Recipes, Deep Fried Turkey, Turkey Prep, Turkey Cooking Tips, Thanksgiving



    Griddle Sticks are a new food at the fair this year. At $1 each they are the best value!



    Huge turkey breakfast sausage dipped in pancake batter and fried. Served with maple syrup.



    yummm...




    This was also one of the best new tastes. The maple syrup was the real deal. The sausage was perfectly seasoned, just the right amount of sage.



    NOTE: I spoke with Gretta later in the day. The smoked turkey drumstick sales were exceeding last years sales. They had nearly sold out Saturday night and had to get a delivery just to cover the last day of the fair!
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    5000th BACON ON A STICK

    UNBELIEVABLE, THE 5000TH BACON ON A STICK WAS SOLD ON SATURDAY AT 12:05PM!!!

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Pork Tips and Steak Tips





    Plenty of choices if you wish to season your dish.



    I ordered a combo of beef and pork.



    yummm...

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    How to make chopsticks at the fair!

    Making chopsticks is getting two fried foods on a stick.

    #1 Corn Dog!



    #2 Deep fried twinkie!





    CHOMP



    CHOMP



    CHOPSTICKS!!!

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Iowa Wine and Cheese Garden!



    Iowa Winegrowers Association: Serving wineries, vineyards, and winegrowers across the Hawkeye state.

    First off I noticed that Maytag Dairy Farms: blue cheese, wheels, wedges, white cheddar, swiss, Iowa now has a variety of cheeses! I love their Bleu. I bought tickets for wine samples and a bleu cheese and muenster cheese cup.

    Welcome to Tabor Home Vineyards and Winery

    Wild Blackberry Dessert Wine



    This was incredibly delicious! It was similar to drinking a tawny port. The Maytag Bleu is sinfully creamy and sharp.

    The Iowa Seyval Challenge!

    Iowa Wine | Jasper Winery
    Cedar Valley Winery - HOME
    Snus Hill Winery Award Winning Iowa Vineyard & Winery





    These were all very good seyvals, but the Cedar Valley Seyval was notably crisper. Again, the Maytag Muenster was incredible buttery smooth, perfect with the Seyval!
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Iowa State Fair Chili Cook-off!

    ICS | International Chili Society



    1st place



    The competitors.



    The judging.



    I arrived late and did not get any samples.

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    GATORS!!!

    Swampmaster, Jeff Quattrocchi, Offers Educational, Entertaining, shows handeling Alligators







    I will make a point of talking to these guys next year. Maybe suggest alligator quesadillas?
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    What Would Cintra Wilson Say?

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Becky Blackaby

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

 

 
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