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7 Crazy Foods To Eat At The 2017 LA County Fair

Each year as summer comes to a close, the Los Angeles County Fair begins as a way to bookend a long, hot summer. From the hundreds of vendors, to the delicious-looking and beautifully fried foods, and the variety of exciting exhibits, there’s always has something new people can’t wait to experience. 

Here are seven must-try items from the 2017 LA County Fair.  

1. Chicken Charlie’s: Cotton Candy Ice Cream Sandwich

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It’s safe to say Chicken Charlie’s is an innovator when it comes to creating amazing fair foods that are just as delicious as they are memorable. This year, Charlie’s is giving us a reason to celebrate dessert with two never-before-seen items.  

Charlie’s Cotton Candy Ice Cream Sandwich is a colorful creation of sugar, sweetness and creaminess. Picture one large scoop of vanilla ice cream, sandwiched between two cotton candy patties and rolled in Fruity Pebbles Cereal.  

2. Chicken Charlie’s: Funnel Cake Burrito  

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Another sweet creation from the mind of Charlie is the popular Funnel Cake Burrito. Starting with a funnel cake and a giant tortilla, this burrito is topped with cinnamon apples, whipped cream, and powdered sugar. Then, this sweet and savory behemoth is wrapped up burrito-style and ready for consumption!

3. Afters Ice Cream: Strawberry Funnel Cake & Mango Sorbet Milky Buns

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Afters Ice Cream has quickly become an LA and OC favorite for milk buns and exotic ice cream flavors. With that said, Afters will be showing off its skills with Strawberry Funnel Cake And Mango Sorbet Milky Buns during this year’s festivities. Make sure you swing by!

4. Pink’s Hot Dogs: The Enchilada Dog

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Introducing, Pink’s Enchilada Hot Dog. It’s a foot-long hot dog topped with cilantro, onions and cheese. But, in order to make this true enchilada-style, the hot dog is wrapped in a tortilla with a bit of enchilada sauce. If you love hot dogs and Mexican food, stop by Pink’s for this 2017 LA County Fair exclusive.  

5. Cowboy Kettle Corn: Unicorn Nitro Candy Pop

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This isn’t your average kettle corn – it’s Unicorn Nitro Pop from Cowboy Kettle Corn, and it’s dipped in liquid nitrogen. In addition to being delicious, this treat is definitely something to capture on Instagram. Each mouthful of this frozen treat produces a cloud of icy vapor that will keep you entertained for hours.    

6. Plant Food For People: Vegan Jackfruit Nachos

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It wouldn’t be the LA County Fair without nachos, but you’ve probably never had these nachos before. PFFP, or Plant Food For People, serves an all-vegan, gourmet menu that includes these very popular vegan jackfruit nachos that are potato-based, and topped with jackfruit, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro.

7. Chef Cricket’s Culinary Kitchen: Bug Tasting Bar

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If there’s one thing you try at the 2017 LA County Fair, make sure you check out Chef Cricket’s Culinary Kitchen and Bug Tasting Bar. Offering an assortment of freeze-dried and chocolate-covered bugs, this is definitely one of the most unique culinary attractions the LA County Fair has seen, and apparently they actually taste pretty good!  

The Fair is open from Friday, September 1st to Sunday, September 24th this year. We hope to see you there!

Photos by Peter Pham


Created in partnership with LA County Fair

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MLB Opening Day: Craziest Eats From Ballparks Across the Nation

MLB’s opening day is officially here, and we’re celebrating here at Foodbeast by highlighting some of the most monstrocious food that is being introduced around Major League ball parks.

Let’s get right into it with the Texas Rangers’ new gigantic wiener that will be unleashed at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. “The Boomstick” is 2-feet long and weighs 1-pound. It is a Coney Island-style dog, topped with shredded cheese, chili, sauteed onions and exotic buns flown in from France. The Rangers say that one dog feeds 3-4 people, but for true Foodbeasts, the only way that’s happening is if you buy 3-4 of these.

The Minnesota Twins are all-in on new food production for 2012 as they will be introducing several new food items, but the only one that hits beast-mode is Valentini’s Mega Meatball. These giant marinara sauce covered balls are stuffed with cheese, and although it might be the most simple looking meal on this list, it is a really tasty looking one.

The Arizona Diamondbacks will introduce the Short-Rib Dog. Fans of Kogi BBQ can appreciate this one as it is a hot dog topped with beer braised short ribs, cheddar cheese and a mountain of crispy onions. They’re also releasing an Enchilada Dog, a footlong filled with cheese and three different types of chilies.

If you’re a fan of meat for dessert, the Milwaukee Brewers have what you need; A Meat Parfait!
The Beef Brisket Parfait was introduced in Miller Park last year, and now this bad boy will be brought back, and add a twist with a Pulled Pork BBQ Parfait. These guys are served in a parfait glass, stuffed with mashed potatoes, your choice of meat and topped with barbecue sauce.

If your city didn’t make the cut, do not fret fellow Foodbeasts. These are just some of the newer items hitting ball parks around the league, but every park features already established crazy foods such as the Doyer Dog at Dodger Stadium and the Pittsburgh Slugger Steak Sandwich at PNC Park.

It’s time to sit back, grab a dog and enjoy America’s favorite past time.

[Credit Yahoo, Milwaukee Brewers, Kare 11, and The Post Game]