Take a Look at These Deep Fried Margaritas from the Texas State Fair

County fairs across the country are breeding grounds for grotesque health non-care-givers, and this year was absolutely no different.

Just when we thought we’d seen all the ridiculous options this year’s fair circuit had to offer, including deep fried cereal, porkabello kabobs, and a multiple pound turkey club wrapped in another couple pounds of bacon, we are now privy to a Deep Fried Margarita fresh out of the Texas State Fair.

The Atlantic describes it as a funnel cake batter made with margarita mixer, fried and soaked in more margarita, all served in a salt-rimmed glass. No word on how it tastes, but it sure is an interesting concept.

What’s the nuttiest thing you’ve seen at your local county fair this year?

[Photo: David Berkowitz/Flickr/TheAtlantic]

Food Trucks

Andrew Zimmern Gets into the Food Truck Game

Hate to break it to you, but this truck won’t be offering monkey brain sausages any time soon.

Bizarre Foods star Andrew Zimmern is opening his very own food truck with a scheduled August 25th launch date at the Minnesota State Fair. Dubbed the AZ Canteen, the new truck will serve dishes on the extreme end of the food truck spectrum, but not to the extent of things that Zimmern’s eaten on his show.

Stephanie March, senior editor at Mpls.St. Paul Magazine, reported that Zimmern’s truck plans to “expand the protein choices of Americans with the overarching goal of restoring health and wellness to our food system one plate at a time.”

According to March’s blog post, the Bizarre Foods star plans to dish up goat burgers and goat sausages that were created between Zimmern and acclaimed New York butcher Pat LaFrieda. Other menu items include cripsy pork belly, veal tongue sliders, and ice cream sandwiches made with ice cream from Izzy’s, a St. Paul-based, handmade ice cream shop.

As of now, it looks like there will be limited stops for the AZ Canteen as the truck is set to “make appearances at some local events throughout the year.” There is the prospect of more trucks popping up in other cities across the globe, so keep your hopes up if you’re nowhere near the Minnesota State Fair.

Who knows, maybe Zimmern will serve up some of the types of foods he’s eaten on Bizarre Foods by then. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

[Thx: MSPMag via TCBMag]

Here Are the Top 8 Fair Foods As Shared By Instagram Users

Since it’s fair season, we only thought it was suitable to feature the best pictures of fair food from the past week’s Top Instagram Food Photos. The fair only comes around once a year, so why not take a photo to remind yourself what almost gave you a stroke when you look back on your life?

Here are the best photos from around the country and Instagram community:


1. Australian Battered Potatoes

OC Fair! @babybola #fairfood #firstfooditem #australianbatteredpotatoes — @jarrr_


2. Bacon Wrapped Turkey Leg

Bacon wrapped turkey leg. @AntIMKING ain’t about that life — @andyimking


3. Jumbo Funnel Cake with Strawberries & Whipped Cream

#jumbo #funnelcake #strawberries #whipcream #fatass #fairfood #septemberneedstohurry — @luuboo_


4. Chili-Cheese Fries

Shit just got real. #foodporn #foodie #statefair #chilicheesefries #nofilter — @miko6456


5. Monster Sized Hot Dog

Yes, that is a hotdog type thing. Talk about gross¡! — @shavaughnyy


6. Irish Nachos

#FairFood #ElkhartCounty4HFair ♥ — @hazelyterrific


7. Deep Fried Cheese Curds

#foodporn #cheesecurds #countyfair — @hellojuju425


8. Animal Cookies Sandwich with Whipped Cream, Powdered Sugar and Pop Rocks

Animal cookies, fluff, and pop rocks #statefair 😉 — @awhite21311


Peace, grease, and please don’t die at the fair. Be sure to tag your Instagram food photos with #FOODBEAST for a chance to have your picture posted on next week’s set!


Deep Fried Bubblegum

deep fried bubblegum

Justin Martinez came up with the idea to dip marshmallows in a bubblegum extract and then covering it in bubblegum flavored dough before going into the fryer. The treat is then garnished with blue frosting. Martinez’s deep fried bubblegum won for Most Creative at the seventh annual Big Tex Choice Awards at the State Fair of Texas.

This novelty will join the league of “thing I can find in my pantry and throw it in a deep fryer” at the Texas State Fair next month. Definitely something worth trying, but I’ll draw the line at deep fried butter.

[THX to EATER and Photo Credit to Fort Worth Star Telegram]



Camel On A Stick!

My hungry cousins in Minnesota seem to have found one crazy ingredient to the whole food-on-a-stick phenomenon. This time it’s camel, I doubt Camel Joe is happy about it, but hey, we hear it tastes like buffalo. Check out this video I found of some ballsy FoodBeasts trying some camel. I hate to be anti-foodbeast, but it really looks like a piece of turd to me. Eat on!