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    I just did the Minnesota State fair - the fairs in the midwest sure are spectacular.

    I didn't take any photos of my food, but there was a lot of it - and beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLean View Post
    I just did the Minnesota State fair - the fairs in the midwest sure are spectacular.

    I didn't take any photos of my food, but there was a lot of it - and beer.
    One of my partners was there (visiting his in-laws). Said that all he could do was drink beer just to keep from over heating.
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    Day 2

    First stop



    The Chocolate Moose!
    This was built just for the Iowa State Fair.





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    Off to get breakfast. Looking east up Grand Avenue.



    Ah, Fair Squares!



    These are giant rice krispie bars. They have a new flavor this year!



    I had to have one!



    This was delicious. The saltiness of the pretzels and potato chips really made this yummmy!





    My nephew opted for the plain rice krispie bar.

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    Now to get some real breakfast at Regals Concessions(Quesadilla Junction and Ollies Crab Fritters) | Facebook



    I chose the steak and egg quesadilla!









    yummm...

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    Off to see a pig show.

    "Follow us!"





    "Meh, silly pigs."

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    To Live Is To Eat

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    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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    We rode the Skyglider to the top of the fair.













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    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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    Pioneer Hall Pioneer Hall | Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation



    Blacksmith



    Woodworking/carpentry



    Caning chairs



    Old radios



    There's always a lot of antiques outside too.



    To Live Is To Eat

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    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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    Butter Sculpture

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs





    All that butter is making me hungry!
    To Live Is To Eat

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    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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    Off to find some food!





    The original owners were there!



    Richard hawks the people as they walk by.



    The Jennie Grinder!



    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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    Gotta have some deep fried cheese curds!





    And a German Chocolate funnel cake!







    yummm...

    To Live Is To Eat

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    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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    All this walking around is making me hungry!



    Cescentis!





    I always get the ham, salami, capicola and mozzarella cheese. This went well with a dunkel.





    yummm...

    To Live Is To Eat

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    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 about dessert?

    Ice Cream!

    Bauder Pharmacy



    And a stout beer!

    Olde Main Brewing Co.







    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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    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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    Good Food Concessions

    And just when the customer thinks it can’t get any better, we offer a side dish of soft serve ice cream. Its great for dipping “Cinnie Smiths” in.


    Rolling out the dough.



    The yummy sticky caramel mixture.



    Spreading out their special blend of cinnamon and spices. They make this fun for the spectators. Sometimes they play tic-tac-toe!



    Rolled up and cut. Ready to go in the oven!



    Fresh out of the oven. Cover with aluminum foil and flip out of pan.





    Voila!



    Picking out some of the tasty cinnamony morsels!



    The best cinnamon rolls I have ever eaten. The cream cheese frosting was delicious also!



    Thanks to the Cinnie Smiths team!
    Jessie, Cookie and Barb!



    These were melt-in-your-mouth best cinnamon roll ever. This is a must eat stop at next years fair!
    To Live Is To Eat

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    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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    I always have to do a quality check at the beef tips and pork tips booth!

    To Live Is To Eat

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    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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    Off to the Steer N Stein for a quick bite.



    Two of their signature items. The soft shell taco and their famous fresh iced tea.



    The soft shell taco had all fresh chopped veggies and perfectly seasoned ground beef. The iced tea is the best I have ever tasted.



    The entire complex has something for everyone.

    Steak dinners.



    A good selection of beer.



    On the outside they have pulled pork and pulled chicken sandwiches.



    and don't forget the smoked turkey drums!

    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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    Off to find a snack!

    I walk by this every year without stopping. The Dutch letters do not interest me. We sell the ring bologna where I work and I have never tried it.

    Ulrich's Meat Market



    This is served hot and on a stick!



    This was actually very well seasoned.



    I do consider myself an expert on ring bologna. My Mom's home town has a small locker that produces the best ring bologna I have ever eaten.

    Kitts Meat Processing
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    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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