Tuesday, September 13, 2011

"Take a Bite" Out of The LA County Fair

Sure, there's lots of rides, exhibits and shopping down at the LA County Fair, but in the end, it really is all about the food. A few days before the official opening of the Fair, I was invited to a Fair Food Media Mixer where I "literally" got a taste of what fair goers will be able to treat their palate to until October 2. For example, how about a plate of Chicken Sate, a Vegetarian Egg Roll and Noodles to start?

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More ... For those of you with a big appetite, you can always sink your teeth into a giant grilled turkey leg or even two.

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If you've never had Indian Fry Bread, then be sure to visit the Indian Fry Bread booth where they have both savory or sweet options to choose from. I went savory by sampling the Thai Chicken.

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Of course, a fair isn't a fair without barbecue like the BBQ Pork and Tri Tip Sandwiches from Big Bubba's BBQ. We got the slider versions.

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We also got to try Mini Burgers from Bubba's Burgers. Bubba sure gets around, doesn't he?

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From burgers, we tried soft tacos with all the trimmings from the South of the Border food booth.

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On hand will also be a few food trucks like Calbi where you can get your pork fix by ordering a Spicy Pork Taco.

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The Piaggio food truck also made an appearnace and from there, Caprese Empanada and Chicken Empanada made their way into our tummies.

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For sheer variety, you can't go wrong with Chicken Charlie's. Wouldn't you love a bite out of either their BBQ Ribs or Chicken Kebobs below and then finish the meal up with Deep Fried Kool-Aid for dessert.

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If crepes are your thing, be sure to stop by the Crepes Bonaparte food truck and for something sweet, check out their Nutella Crepe.

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For a different dessert option, stop by the Old Tyme Ice Cream Bars booth for both ice cream, but also Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Rolled in Nuts.

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So if you want to "Take a Bite" out of the LA Country Fair, be sure to get your tickets soon. The last day to visit is on October 2 and after that, you'll have to wait until next year.

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3 comments:

Alisa said...

oh sweet tacos,how I miss going to these fairs!My husband calls it the "outdoor buffet" There is just something so irresistible about seeing food cooked and assembled right in front of you.I'm such a big fan of food trucks.

the actor's diet said...

i loved that deep fried koolaid! when i actually went last weekend i didn't eat any fried foods but it was still fun.

pleasurepalate said...

Alisa: There are no fairs in your area? :(

the actor's diet: You definitely have will power. Fried foods are practically irresistible at the fair. :)