Monday, October 03, 2005

If You Don't Get Fat at the Fair, You Just Aren't Trying Hard Enough

RR received an email today about new food items at the Fair this year. She forwarded it to me, saying "This list will save us some time. We've got a lot of work to do." We are so on the same page on this one.

If you are interested, here is the list. Note the prevalence of the word "fried."

Awesome Bread Pudding Wrap: Special-recipe bread pudding with rum sauce gently wrapped in a flour tortilla. Flash-fried, it's dusted with a combination of cinnamon and sugar and then frozen. Final product is finished in deep fryer, oven or microwave. Located in various Newport Concession stands (look for the yellow t-shirts) throughout the grounds.

Chicken Tender'n Biscuit: Extra-crunchy chicken, fresh from the fryer and nestled inside a hot butter-basted biscuit, is served with a side of warm spiced honey dipping sauce. At the Dock Restaurant, inside the Embarcadero.

Country Fried Pork Chop Sandwich: Crispy-fried and breaded, this boneless pork chop cutlet is sandwiched between two slices of savory onion bread and served with assorted dressings and a pickle spear, Southern-style. Located at Fernie's Funnel Cake stand across from The Old Mill Inn near Big Tex.

Fried Apple Taco: Appetizing Mexican pastry overflowing with apples and sprinkled with cinnamon dust right out of the fryer. Available at two locations - inside the Coca-Cola Food Court at Benavides Mexican Food and on Funway Street in the Midway, close to the bumper cars.

Fried Coconut Coated Pineapple Rings: Newly manufactured product consisting of silver dollar sized pineapple slices, lightly battered with a coconut breading. Deep fried to perfection, sprinkled with powdered sugar and topped with whip crème, a cherry and a tiny paper umbrella! Located in upper Gateway Plaza.

Fried Italian Meatballs: Delicious Italian-style meatballs battered and fried to a golden brown; plump and juicy inside, and crunchy on the outside. The meatballs are served with a side of dipping sauce. Located on Cotton Bowl Plaza at Bert's Burgers.

Fried PBJ and Banana Sandwich: An old favorite kicked up a notch for the State Fair! A carefully made peanut butter, jelly and banana sandwich, that's frozen, dipped in a special batter, quick fried and dusted with powdered sugar. A delicious hot-and-cold sensation! Located outside the Embarcadero on Nimitz Dr.

Fried Strawberry Empanada: These deep-fried, rolled flour tortillas hold a yummy strawberry filling and are finished with a dusting of powdered sugar. Located in the Thrillway section of the Midway.

Going Bananas: Regular & sugar-free Banana Pudding, Banana Splits, Bananas Foster, Coconut Banana Cream Pie, Rum Raisin Banana Cake and Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Caramel Banana or Raspberry Sauce. Also, Turkey Salad Sandwiches on a Roll, Turkey Taco Salads in a Tortilla Bowl, Italian Panini Sandwiches and Brownies. Located inside the Coca-Cola Food Court (Tower Building).

Nutter Nana Sandwich: A new spin-off from last year's success, banana filling is sandwiched between fried Nutter Butter® cookies, then battered and deep fried. Located in the Midway near Guest Relations.

Pappy's Strawberries, Cream and Cake: Real strawberries and real strawberry juice are poured over ice-cold special cakes filled with vanilla cream or chocolate. On top? Sweet whipped cream and shaved chocolate bits. Located across from the Old Mill Inn near Big Tex at Proud Pappy's Pretzels.

Potato Crisps: Fresh-cut spirals of Idaho potatoes, fried, and then scrumptiously dusted with vanilla and creamy powdered sugar. Located on the lagoon-end of Cotton Bowl Plaza at Benz Foods.

Rio Grande Chicken: Meticulously seasoned and oven baked to a golden hue. Located in Cotton Bowl Plaza at the Cajun Gourmet stand.

Steak Salad: Grilled Philly steak tossed with mixed greens and tomato to make a deliciously different salad. Located at the Tower Steak Shop in the Coca-Cola Food Court inside the Tower Building.

Stuffed Baked Plantains: Baked and stuffed with peanut butter, island spices and topped with marshmallows. Located at the Coca-Cola Food Court inside the Tower Building at the Texas Caribbean Foods stand.

Sweet Potato Fries: Piping-hot sweet potato fries sprinkled with Lawry's seasoned salt, covered in shredded cheddar cheese and broiled to perfection. Brown sugar and cayenne pepper are dusted on the fries followed by a topping of crumbled bacon. Served with a side of Ranch dipping sauce, sweet potato fries are available at the Dock Restaurant, inside the Embarcadero Building on Nimitz Dr.

Taco Twister: A cone-shaped corn tortilla filled with either taco filling or fajitas, mixed with lettuce and topped with sour cream and guacamole. Makes a delightful walk-around meal! Located in the Midway on Funway Street near the bumper cars.

Texas Crab Cakes: Handmade and pan or deep-fried like their Maryland counterparts. Located on Cotton Bowl Plaza or Nimitz Drive at the Cajun Gourmet stand.

Vegas Fried Ice Cream: Combination peanut butter/bananas/and rock 'n' roll in a tasty fried ice cream ball. Topped with a special banana pie sauce, it's accompanied by a guitar-shaped buñuelo striped with peanut butter. So good it'll make your leg start a-shakin'! Located on Funway in the Midway close to the Lost Children Shelter.

White Chocolate Bread Pudding: Generous chunks of fresh French bread soaked in a creamy custard of rich white chocolate and baked until golden brown. Hefty portions are served warm and drenched in a white chocolate cream sauce. Available at the Dock Restaurant inside the Embarcadero Building.

4 comments:

Amstaff Mom said...

Does this not have Jubal's name all over it? Vegas Fried Ice Cream: Combination peanut butter/bananas/and rock 'n' roll in a tasty fried ice cream ball. Topped with a special banana pie sauce, it's accompanied by a guitar-shaped buñuelo striped with peanut butter. So good it'll make your leg start a-shakin'! Located on Funway in the Midway close to the Lost Children Shelter.

Yeah, I'm catching on to the "fried" theme over here. For some reason, the Dock restaurant always scared me. Maybe because it is all by itself? My senior year, On the Border was next to the Old Mill. Do you remember that?

Fried Apple Taco sounds heavenly to me.

BTW - my fast/cleansing diet begins the 7th.

Katie said...

OH MY WORD
OH MY WORD
OH MY WORD

Katie said...

Ha ha ha, JCol your comment made me laugh OUT LOUD. The "leg start a shakin" is HILARIOUS.

Deals On Wheels said...

Hmmmm...I'm sure "Jerry" would love to know that his email has now made internet status.

Tell RR to alert the message board...!