After such a FANTASTIC trip to DL last week, an Arizona
State Fair report would pale in comparrison. But for some
odd reason, my AZ State Fair Report is being attended to
On the way to work, I heard on the radio that the AZ State
Fair was opening today, with admission of $1 per person
today before 7pm. That got my attention. The next prompting
to head on down to the AZ State Fair was a previous topic
here at Mice Chat reqarding new State Fair Deep Fried Foods.
I recalled someone mentioning Deep Fried Coke. That was enough
to motivate me to go In Search of Deep Fried Foods that I
have never eaten before. . . .
Not to get to far ahead, but my Mission Was Successful!!!
During my trip to DL last week, I barely touched any junk food
in DL, which is quite a surprise. BUT tonight!!!!! I made up for
the entire trip, ALL within a short 2 hour time period!
The 1st mission was to leave work at 6pm, and head down to
the fairgrounds. I ended parking for free near 15th ave and
Encanto. Walked to 18th Ave, which was the entrance to the
parking lot for the Fair (of course traffic was horribly congested,
which is why I hoofed it for about 5 blocks). Unfortunately,
this did not allow me time to go home to get my camera, so
sadly, no pics in this report.
Everyone appeared to be trying to get to the fairgrounds to
take advantage of the $1 Ticket entry before 7pm. And I did
get in just before 7pm.
Now for the mission, check all the food vendors in the Main Food
Cart Area. Yes, the deep fried Snickers were back, BUT one
Deep Fried Food in particular was going to be my hors'deurve,
That new Taste Treat I was tracking down, was Deep Fried Coke!
AND my 1st Deep Fried Food was Found ~ with a slight variation ~
Deep Fried Dr. Pepper. This New Fair Food looked like Funnel Cake
Shrappnel ~ I was told the batter had Dr. Pepper. They were served
in paper cup. They weren't crunchy, and the ones at the bottom of
the cup seemed to be darker and soggy, as if they had soaked at
little bit in Dr. Pepper. Cost $5. Glad I tried them ~ but once is
enough. The soda flavor just didn't carry through.
Now, It was Time for the Main course. Indian Fry Bread seemed
too ordinary. And my eyes were drawn to the fries ~ but the choice~
Real thin cut fries piled and packed high ~OR ~ the fun looking Spiral
Fries. No contest. The Spiral Fries were just more fun looking. The
lady at the window looked at the one they had, and she said
"I'll make a fresh batch". YAY! I saw them take a peeled potato
and watched as they spiral cut a few potatoes, and placed them in
the fryer, which was so close that I could feel some of the hot
cooking oil splatter out through window, SO I stepped aside to
wait for my order, while they served the next person. When the
Spiral Fries came up, they handed my the tray ~ now, I had seen
these type of fries earlier in the year, but had never tried them.
Thumbs up! They were really more similar to potato chips, rather
than fries. Cost $5.
While eating the spirals, I surveyed the games, and a couple of
rides. None of which appealed to me. They had at least 5
different themed walk Through Fun Houses. HAHAHAHA! I'm
surprised Presslers stick didn't stick a few of these mobile units
around Paradise Pier! HAHAHAHAHA!!! But you can bet he gave
it serious consideration, at least once!
The tickets for Games and Rides was also dones a little different
this year too.
(To Be Continued)