One of the principal attractions at the Great Minnesota Get-Together is the meals. So whether you’re looking for a significant direction, quick snack, or something in between, the Minnesota State Fair has something that allows you to savor.
This 12 months, the State Fair is adding 31 official new ingredients and seven new food vendors. In general, nearly 500 meals are available at 300 different concession locations in the fairgrounds.
Blueberry Key Lime Pie: Blueberry Key lime filling in a graham cracker crust, crowned with whipped cream and fresh blueberries at Farmers Union Coffee Shop, on Dan Patch Avenue’s north facet among Cooper Cosgrove streets.
Boozy Berries and ‘Barb Trifle: Five-layer bloodless trifle with vanilla pound cake, lemon curd, Cannon River Gris wine and blueberry compote, extra pound cake and Gris and rhubarb compote, crowned with mint-infused clean whipped cream and Gris and blueberry coulis at the Hideaway Speakeasy, in the Veranda, Grandstand top degree, northwest segment.
Breakfast Potato Skin: Deep-fried potato pores and skin stuffed with scrambled eggs and peppers, crowned with blackened pork chislic — a South Dakota bar food staple — and drizzled with bearnaise sauce at the Blue Barn, located at West End Market, south of the History and Heritage Center.
Carnitas Taco Cone: Carnitas with a sesame-garlic ginger sauce, cabbage, lime, and queso fresco, topped with inexperienced onion and sour cream and served in a deep-fried cone-formed tortilla at San Felipe Tacos, within the Food Building, east wall. West of Nelson Street, just south of the Grandstand. Deep-Fried Dilly Dog: Pickle filled with bratwurst, dipped in batter and deep-fried at Swine and Spuds, in the Warner Coliseum, east facet. Duck Drummies: Duck wings covered in a batter and seasoning blend, deep-fried and served with Giggles’ personal tequila lime dipping sauce at Giggles’ Campfire Grill the southeast nook of Lee Avenue and Cooper Street at The North Woods.
Feta Bites: Deep-fried Greek pasta dough full of feta cheese, cream cheese, and Dino’s Greek seasoning. I have served with a creamy olive tapenade at Dino’s Gyros, on the north aspect of Carnes Avenue between Nelson and Underwood streets. Fried Tacos On-A-Stick: Two filled tacos — one packed with green chorizo and potatoes and one filled with a vegetarian black bean and corn blend — deep-fried, topped with crumbled cheese and a drizzle of guacamole salsa and served on-a-stick. Available Aug. 28-Sept. At Midtown Global Market’s Taco Cat, two only in the Taste of the Midtown Global Market sales space at the International Bazaar, east wall.
Grilled Sota Sandwich: Cinnamon nut butter and Minnesota blueberry marmalade served warm on Irish soda bread. Gluten-free and dairy-free, at Brim, on the North End, northwest segment. Halo Cone: A swirled blend of cotton candy and blue raspberry tender serve ice cream in a halo of vanilla cotton sweet and sprinkled with a mixture of candy toppings at Rainbow Ice Cream inside the Grandstand, top stage, east phase near the stairs tower. The Hot Hen: BBQ chips topped with smoked pulled buffalo chook, blue cheese fondue, pickled jalapeños, tomatoes, green onions, and blue cheese crumbles at RC’s BBQ north side of West Dan Patch Avenue between Liggett and Chambers streets.
Irish Whiskey Boneless Wings: All-herbal white bird chunks, breaded, deep-fried, tossed in Irish whiskey BBQ sauce and garnished with chopped scallions, gluten-unfastened, at O’Gara’s at the Fair, on the southwest corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cosgrove Street. Jammin Brisket Grilled Cheese: Slow-smoked brisket, red onion jam, cheddar, and pepper jack cheeses, and RC’s warm BBQ sauce at At RC’s BBQ at the north side of West Dan Patch Avenue between Liggett and Chambers streets. Joey Mary: An iced coffee slushie crowned with a skewer of gluten-loose baked items, including a chocolate bite, honey toffee crunch, and almond cookie at Brim, at the North End, northwest segment Lamb T-Bone Chops: All-herbal, 100% grass-fed grilled lamb loins pro with Mama Fatima’s Holy Land Marinade at Holy Land, at the International Bazaar, southeast nook.