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    The Minnesota State Fair starts Thursday, so this is sort of a preview for me. As far as food goes, I guess my family and I are just "sold school". We have our favorites and seem to just get those each year. Sometimes I will try to focus on favorites that I don't have the opportunity to get very often. For example, I love the stuff that is awful for a person, like deep fried cheese curds and mini donuts, but those can be had other places during other summer events and festivals. However, a Scotch egg isn't available as often, so I like to get one of those. Or, the Australian batter fried potatoes are sort of a once a year deal for me. If all else fails, the chicken on a stick at the pork chop on a stick place is pretty tasty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim1348 View Post
    The Minnesota State Fair starts Thursday, so this is sort of a preview for me. As far as food goes, I guess my family and I are just "sold school". We have our favorites and seem to just get those each year. Sometimes I will try to focus on favorites that I don't have the opportunity to get very often. For example, I love the stuff that is awful for a person, like deep fried cheese curds and mini donuts, but those can be had other places during other summer events and festivals. However, a Scotch egg isn't available as often, so I like to get one of those. Or, the Australian batter fried potatoes are sort of a once a year deal for me. If all else fails, the chicken on a stick at the pork chop on a stick place is pretty tasty!
    Remember Quesadilla Junction and Ollie's Crab Fritters are at the Minnesota State Fair!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim1348 View Post
    The Minnesota State Fair starts Thursday, so this is sort of a preview for me. As far as food goes, I guess my family and I are just "sold school". We have our favorites and seem to just get those each year. Sometimes I will try to focus on favorites that I don't have the opportunity to get very often. For example, I love the stuff that is awful for a person, like deep fried cheese curds and mini donuts, but those can be had other places during other summer events and festivals. However, a Scotch egg isn't available as often, so I like to get one of those. Or, the Australian batter fried potatoes are sort of a once a year deal for me. If all else fails, the chicken on a stick at the pork chop on a stick place is pretty tasty!

    "We've got steak, chicken, beef, bacon, cheese quesadillas, we have a loaded nacho called the macho nacho," said owner Oliver Regal. He's been bringing Quesadilla Junction to the state fair for ten years, and says he has no plans of stopping that any time soon.
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    Gotta go see a few more animals.

    I have never seen the chicken winners. Here is one sitting pretty.



    I wondered if a luthier did the butchering.



    This friendly fella kept asking for help to break out.





    hmmm, and what to do if I help him get out?

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    Ice cream sounds good. The best ice cream at the fair!
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    And what goes great with the best vanilla ice cream?
    Olde Main Brewing Co.



    No kidding. The combo of bitter stout and sweet ice cream makes your senses think you are eating chocolate!
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    On the way over to another attraction I heard the dj's at....





    If you were following my posts on fb, I am revealing the answer here for the grand prize of a bottle of wine.

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    The Budweiser Stage moved and expanded. I had to check it out.

    From the sound booth



    Lookin' good.



    This stage going to have some big acts later.

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    A roast leg of lamb sammich sounds good!



    yummm...

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    Gotta walk around a bit.



    Steer N Stein has a unique "garage door beer dispenser"



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

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    Haywire karaoke is always entertaining.

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

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    Always a Iowa State Fair favorite.
    Bob Dorr and The Blue Band



    And always a great crowd.







    Sam Salamone had been out due to health issues. But he made it to 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

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    There was a clydesdale competition that closed some of the streets near the livestock barns.

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    FireHouse Music - The Official FireHouse Website











    A rockin' great time was had by all.

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    2013 Iowa State Fair: Day 4



    Breakfast today is the Sausage, egg, cheese, homemade salsa and cheese quesadilla from Quesadilla Junction!



    yummm...

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

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    yeah right!

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    gotta have another chop on a stick, for dessert!

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    Jennie's Original State Fair Grinder - Accent - Des Moines | Urbanspoon

    The Jennie Grinder is the Iowa State Fair's best Italian sandwich.







    Delicious spicy Italian cheesey toasted bun goodness!
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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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    To Live Is To Eat

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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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    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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