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    Zach Flaherty at Jalapeno Pete's






    There was a little raucous outside on the street.



    More about this later....

    Back to the music.

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    All that music made me hungry.



    The Iowa State Fair Mascots



    Ah! Pork Chop on a Stick!



    Grab a Red Rambler Ale - Peace Tree Brewing Co. - Knoxville, IA - BeerAdvocate
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    CHOMP



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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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    2013 Iowa State Fair: Day Two



    A steak and egg quesadilla sounds great for breakfast!







    This needs a beer from...





    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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    I used to get permission to go through here escorted by one of the administrators to meet some of their workers. A few years ago they put a stop to it. One of the vendors told me they have all new bosses and that I should try again.

    Maybe next year.
    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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    I went back to the Ellwell Family Food Center to see some of my friends entries being judged.



    She had entries in the first two sessions in this judging room.

    Pasta Puttanesca



    Roasted Garlic and Herb Sausage Salad with Polenta



    Chocolate Covered Cherry Whoopie Cookies.

    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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    The 2013 Vendor of the year: Campbell's Concessions.









    I tried the jalapeno cheese corn dog.





    So you get cheese sauce and jalapeno slices on the side. I thought that was pretty lame, just like their decor. Next year I will buy a corn dog and top with the condiments they provide for free.
    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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    Time to walk around.





    Hmmm... beer, what goes great with beer?



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    Cinnie Smith's makes fresh cinnamon rolls all day. They are some of the best I have ever had!



    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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    I'm hungry. Maybe I should meander over there next year
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    Quote Originally Posted by 213th View Post
    I'm hungry. Maybe I should meander over there next year
    Me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 213th View Post
    I'm hungry. Maybe I should meander over there next year
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    Me too.
    Y'all come on over! I might even have ya over for a meal at my house.
    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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    Of course I sampled a few wines with some delicious Maytag cheeses!
    Maytag Dairy Farms: blue cheese, wheels, wedges, white cheddar, swiss, Iowa
    Their Bleu is phenomenal. The cheddar is one of the better I have tasted.

    The wineries that I sampled.
    Welcome to the Summerset Winery Experience - summerset
    Snus Hill Winery – Award Winning Iowa Vineyard & Winery
    Fireside Winery

    Come on up for the fair and we could tour one of the wineries!
    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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    Of course I sampled a few wines with some delicious Maytag cheeses!
    Maytag Dairy Farms: blue cheese, wheels, wedges, white cheddar, swiss, Iowa
    Their Bleu is phenomenal. The cheddar is one of the better I have tasted.

    The wineries that I sampled.
    Welcome to the Summerset Winery Experience - summerset
    Snus Hill Winery – Award Winning Iowa Vineyard & Winery
    Fireside Winery

    Come on up for the fair and we could tour one of the wineries!
    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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    This was a disappointment, these were little chips of mostly breading.



    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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    Of course another tasty beer was needed!

    Backpocket Brewing

    Backpocket Brewing

    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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    2013 Iowa State Fair: Day Three!

    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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    Stop by Quesadilla Junction...



    ...for a delicious bacon, egg, cheese and homemade salsa quesadilla!





    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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    Time for dessert!



    Deep fried twinkie and deep fried oreos!



    yummm...



    the best of the fried desserts, my opinion.

    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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    Overrated food of the year. The shrimp corndog won the people's choice award. Three shrimp on a skewer, dipped in corndog batter and served with a sweet and sour jalapeno sauce... $7



    The lines were constant. I did not try this "new" food.
    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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