Vicariously Visiting the MN State Fair

The Heavy Table has a great post today which combines all of the secrets from yesterday’s live tweets (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. 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 Stanly’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… not just “as good as a Coke” good, but “far, far better than a Coke” good. It’s got an almost creamy flavor, a maple kick, and a refreshing hit of carbonation.

State Fair Sodas

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


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3 comments on “Vicariously Visiting the MN State Fair”

  1. Amber Toner 28 August, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I am looking forward to the beer on the stick as well as any other tasty treats. Going tonight!

  2. Tom 28 August, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Also looking forward to beer on a stick. Seems like you’d have to drink evenly from each beer to avoid spillage (since you of course wouldn’t take them off the stick!) This is also my first ever State Fair so I’ll have to try all the Minnesota things (e.g. cheese curds)

  3. Tom 29 August, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Beer on a stick did not disappoint.

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