Vicariously Visiting the MN State Fair
The Heavy Table hasÂ a great post today which combines all of the secrets from yesterday’s liveÂ tweetsÂ (follow @heavytable to keep in the loop) with photos to help your imagination along. For those of you who can’t make it, this post will give you a picture of the best-of eats on day one of the fair. If you’re like us, and you’ve LIVED IN MINNEAPOLIS FOR A YEAR AND A HALF WITHOUT GOING TO THE MN STATE FAIR, this post will convince you that you are CRAZY and that you should GO TODAY.Â Incidentally, we’ll be heading to St. Paul this evening, tomorrow evening, or both, and we’ll definitely keep this list of suggestions in mind (along with the google map, thanks guys!).
From what our friends at The Heavy Table shared, it’s the beverages I’m most excited about. I’m currently craving the $1 Cider Freeze, the trio of Summit beers on a stick ($7.50), and Stanlyâ€™s Sugarbush Maple soda ($4). The last of these looks to be the most promising. As The Heavy Table puts it, Stanly’s is
A local alternative to soda…Â not just â€œas good as a Cokeâ€ good, but â€œfar, far better than a Cokeâ€ good. Itâ€™s got an almost creamy flavor, a maple kick, and a refreshing hit of carbonation.
Based on the prices shared here, it looks like we’ll need to carry plenty of $5s and $1s with us in preparation for this 4,000+ calorie snack-feast.
Image: Becca Dilley, The Heavy Table