Photos by Chris Stone“How the West was Fun” may be the San Diego County Fair theme this summer, but “How do we find all that crazy food?” is the big question for many.
The answer: Follow this cheat sheet.
Here’s the unique fare offered June 2 through July 4. (The fair is closed Mondays — except July 3 — and the first three Tuesdays.)
Ice Cream Chicken Sandwich
Charlie Boghosian of Chicken Charlie’s updated his Krispy Kreme donut chicken sandwich by adding a chunk of vanilla ice cream and Fruity Pebbles topping.
Reno’s Fish and Chips will offer cleaned, gutted octopus that is battered and fried with cocktail or tarter sauce to accompany it.
Deep-Fried Cheese and Buffalo Chicken Ravioli
Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts and Pineapple
Bacon-A-Fair grills the bacon-wrapped fruit and vegetables on a stick and sprinkles on parmesan cheese.
The Duke Dog (inspired by John Wayne)
Pink’s Dogs starts with a polish dog and tops it with BBQ sauce, Pinks chili, onions, cheddar jack cheese and cowboy hot sauce.
Peanut Butter Meatballs
Maui Cowboy Burger
Jalapeno Popper and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Grilled Cheese A-Fair’s new item has applewood smoked bacon, jalapeno cream, cheese poppers, double cheddar cheese, chipotle aioli on sourdough bread. They also are offering a Patty Melt “Animal Style,” a patty melt with double cheese, caramelized onions and secret sauce on sourdough bread.
Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Legs
Chicken Charlie’s wraps a chicken leg with bacon and then deep fries it.
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