A brand-new vendor at the Fair this year is slinging a serious, Scandinavian-influenced take on a taco. Cased in a special fry bread dough shell, these tacos are served with ground beef, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, onion, olives, and sour cream. You can also get a vegetarian pinto bean taco for all you non-meat lovers.
Virgin Pina Colada
This has the potential to be the single most refreshing thing at the entire State Fair and a modern-day classic. Served in a whole hollowed-out pineapple, this delicious piña colada concoction is simply summer through a straw. If you’re there on Aug 26th for the Unite in Purple day event held in honor of Prince (RIP), you can purchase a purple version of this tasty treat. And while we’re not expressly telling you to sneak a flask of rum into the fairgrounds, just think of the possibilities…
Carl’s Gizmo Sandwich
The Gizmo is truly a beautiful sandwich. Seasoned ground beef and pork are stuffed into a wonderfully soft roll, smothered with a vibrant tomato sauce, and then covered in gooey mozzarella cheese. This is consistently cited as one of Andrew Zimmern’s favorite Fair fistfuls and, if you haven’t had the fortune of having had one, you’ll be sold after one bite.