It’s that time of year.

The time of year when they announce the new Minnesota State Fair foods, and I get SUPER excited about it.

It looks like we’ve got 3 major themes this year: Sriracha, Asian/Indian inspiration, and very gross flavors of ice cream. Here are my predictions.

The Good

Kimchi ‘n Curry Poutine from The Rabbit Hole at Taste of Midtown Global Market in the International Bazaar. This (and the rest of Rabbit Hole’s offerings) will only be available September 2-7. I think this looks awesome. A big giant flavor punch coming at you. I want some. I’m very excited to see The Rabbit Hole represented at the State Fair this year.

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Minnesota State Fair: Al-Bahira style

What happens when you unleash a bunch of belly dancers at the Minnesota State Fair?

You eat a lot of food, and get some honest opinions.

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After performing 4 shows with the amazing Al-Bahira Middle Eastern Dance Theater in the International Bazaar at the state fair, I was ready to eat, and so was the rest of the troupe! Continue reading

Minnesota State Fair 2013 – round 1

Let me preface this by saying it’s really hard to eat a lot of food when it’s really stinking hot out.

We tackled our visit in the morning. I’m excited to say it was my first breakfast at the fair, and it’s really an enjoyable time of day to go. The heat and the crowds aren’t overwhelming, and you don’t face long lines to get your favorite treats.

Usually.

Dough-sant! www.theculinarycapers.com Minnesota state fair food review

Unless you’re hoping to sample a Dough-sant. Then get ready to wait in not one, but two giant lines. Continue reading