So, twelve of us went in the fair, three of us come out and the heat took the rest.
Our office lunch at The Fair could have been a little death-marchy, especially while temperatures soared and media-types kept screeching about heat indexes. But we are Fair Aficionados. We powered through with the aid of every sprinkler, fan, and mister along the way.
We enjoyed old favorites: fried pickles, Big Fat Bacon, Island Noodles, Hotdish-on-a-Stick (Ole and Lena’s serve this treat with a side of mushroom soup gravy, but I prefer dipping the battered and deep fried tater tots and meatballs in the lingonberry preserves they serve with Lynn’s Lefse – located in the Food Building), Tejas guacamole and Ball Park Cafe garlic fries (no matter what, when, or why, I always find my way back to the beer gardens), and a bucket of Sweet Martha’s.
New Foods Update: love the French Meadow Dough-sant, the Orange Shandy at the Leinie Lodge, deep-fried Minnepumpkin pie, and the Craft Beer Battered Onion Rings.
Am I tempted to return again for lunch today? Um, yes… wanna come with me? Suit up, Fair Lovers! If the heat doesn’t get you, the fried food will.