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LA County Fair Food Preview and Giveaway Ends 09/06!

Posted by on August 31, 2012

The LA County Fair officially kicks off today and goes through September 30th.  Fun events are planned throughout the entire month.  The other day I was invited out to a food preview, and let me tell you, just by the sampling of food I’ve seen I am so excited to attend this fair.

And for those of you that know me, that is huge.  I’m a Minnesota Girl, and our fair, the Minnesota State Fair is well known, and everything with a stick can be found there, but I must say, with the samplings of food I’ve tried the other night, The LA County Fair is after my heart.

There were just a small amount of vendors on hand, but it was a GREAT sampling, and now I must show you pictures and talk about some of the vendors that will be found around the fair:

1) Ten Pound Buns

First up is “Ten Pound Buns.”  They make wonderful contraptions on sourdough bread.  They have a variety of options from cheese, pepperoni, bacon nutella, meat lovers, to jalapeno and cheese, to just their original with cheese. They have 7 different varieties to choose from, and my choice for the evening was:

The Meat Lovers

But I couldn’t leave the booth without a small sample of their Bacon Nutella.  Although I am not much of a bacon fan (*gasp*) the sweet and salty did well in my mouth:

Bacon Nutella

2) Skinny Girl Bar and Food

New to the fair this year is “Skinny Bar.”  Yes, those fabulous delicious cocktails at low-calories.  These drinks especially designed for women come in margaritas, lemonades, and cosmopolitans.

3) Tasti Chips

Tasti Chips

These crispy “Tasti Chips” are made in peanut oil, and guess what folks? They are completely gluten-free!  Just a personal tip:  ADD the Bacon Cheddar cheese (just keep in mind, the cheese isn’t gluten-free!)

They also carry onion rings for your pleasure.

4) Big Kona Huna Shaved Ice

Big Kona Huna Shaved Ice

Hawaiian Shaved Ice has been pretty popular in recent years, and this night was no exception.  Everyone was loving their contraptions.  What makes it “Hawaiian?”  The Sweet and Condensed Milk that they add over your flavors.

One of the personal favorites of the evening was their “Root Beer Flavor.”

5) Ice Cream and Funnel Cakes

A personal fair favorite of ice cream goodies and funnel cakes will be around for you to enjoy throughout the fair.

6) Harold & Belle’s to Geaux

If you’re looking for a little something different, and you love Creole food, you  need to stop by this booth.  They have fried catfish, which I absolutely loved, and many people’s favorite of the night was their Crawfish Etouffe.  For delicious dessert they were also serving up some wonderful bread pudding.

Crawfish Etouffe

7) Chicken Charlie

A fair favorite for many, and is there any wonder why?  With deep fried oreos, deep fried cookie dough, and even deep fried kool aid, can you really go wrong?  I was even impressed with their Deep Fried “Dodgers Dog.”  For you Dodgers fan out there, you must try it out:

And one thing they will only be serving at their “Pineapple Express” location is their “Naked Pineapple Bowl.” and I have to admit this was my absolute favorite of the entire evening:

Naked Pineapple Bowl

This bowl comes with rice, pineapple, and 8 pieces of shrimp.  To me, it had everything I loved in this world, and there was no going wrong with this one.

New for Chicken Charlie’s this year is their “Deep Fried Cereal”  It comes in Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Trix varieties!

8) Pink’s Hot Dogs

Back at the fair for another year is “Pink’s Hot Dogs.”  Their well known hot dogs loved by many favorite celebrities will be at the fair.  That evening they were letting us try out their Matt Kenseth hot dog: think jalapenos, onions, guacamole, spicy mustard and ketchup, and Wow oh wow, that’s a hot dog.

9) Bloomin’ Onions

Known for their famous “Bloomin’ Onions.”  However, one thing that caught my eye at this booth were their marshmellow yammies.  Sweet potato fries with marshmellow cream drizzled over them.  The sweet was just what I needed to start my night off right:

10) C’est La Vie

And for their first time at the LA County Fair is “Flavors of Crepes from C’est LA Vie.”  The same guys that bring you some great restaurants straight out of Laguna Beach.  Their booth is all about french pastries, and let me tell you, they have amazing talent.  I’m going to let the pictures speak for themselves:

Think Chocolate Mousse, Fruit Tarts, Napoleons, Cheesecakes, and many more amazing options from these guys.  You must make it one of your stops at the fair.  You will not be disappointed.

11) Monster Grill

Think Burgers, Corn Dogs, and Fries.   Lots and lots of Fries.  However, this is where I can go to find my corn dog on a stick.

I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that I couldn’t go the entire evening without trying a little something from each place.  My body is still kind of angry with me. ;)

A Rainbow at the LA County Fair

And now one of my lucky winners has a chance to win a 4 Pack of Tickets to the LA County Fair!

Retail Value: 68 Dollars

Mandatory Entry: Leave a Comment letting me know what food item you’re excited to try that was featured above.

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No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.  Must be a California Resident and be 18 years of age or older.  Winner will be chosen through the use of random.org and will be notified via email.  Giveaway ends at 9pm PST on 09/06/2012.  All other rules can be found here

Disclosure: I was invited out to the Media Food Preview night at the LA County Fair.  All the food was provided to me for free, and I was provided with a 4 pack of tickets to the LA County Fair. All opinions stated above are my own.  GRANTED: I love food and I was not disappointed in the least.

Keep an eye out in the next few weeks as I focus on a different part of the LA County Fair throughout the month of September. 

44 Responses to LA County Fair Food Preview and Giveaway Ends 09/06!

  1. Donna Wilson

    Pink’s Hot Dogs. Come on they are soooo famous in LA but a bit of a drive. I can’t wait to try them here!

  2. Donna Wilson

    I like you on facebook

  3. Donna Wilson

    I follow you on twitter under @basketgal917

  4. Donna Wilson

    I like LA County Fair on facebook

  5. Donna Wilson

    I follow LA County Fair on twitter under @basketgal917

  6. Andie

    Surprisingly enough I have never been, and I’ve lived in LA for over 35 years. I would love to try them all.

  7. Andie

    I already follow on facebook. That’s how I keep track of you! :)

  8. Su

    Great blog post, Jamie! The pictures look really yummy! I can’t wait to try “Flavors of Crepes from C’est LA Vie.” French desserts are my favorite…actually, any dessert is my fav. hehe. :)

  9. Ricca

    The bacon nutella and marshmallow yammies look really interesting.

  10. Ricca

    I already Like “Minnesota Girl in LA” on Facebook

  11. Ricca

    I follow you on twitter :)

  12. Ricca

    I liked LA County Fair on Facebook

  13. Ricca

    I followed LA County Fair on Twitter

  14. Brittney Minor

    Most excited about the Skinny Bar and shaved ice!

  15. Brittney Minor

    Follow you on twitter @brittleby

  16. Brittney Minor

    Follow LA County Fair on Twitter @brittleby

  17. TheFashionistachic

    I am so tempted to go this weekend! Ugh I am trying to take off a few pounds before fashion week in New York. If I got there I will loose my mind. I can be a bit of a junk food junky.

  18. Ann Odle

    I would have to say, its not a Fair Day unless I’ve had an ear of grilled corn on the cob; but the blooming sweet potato does sound like a new “must-have”

  19. Ann Odle

    I’m following you on Face Book

  20. Ann Odle

    I’m following you on Twitter

  21. Rebecca d

    I want to take my dad and brother to get a deep fried Dodger Dog!!

  22. Bo

    Wow… Everything looks good but what I’m most excited to try is the deep fried Dodger Dog!

  23. Bo

    I follow you on Facebook!

  24. Bo

    I follow you on twitter (@bokhyun)!

  25. Bo

    I liked the LA County Fair on Facebook.

  26. Bo

    I followed the LA County Fair on twitter (@bokhyun).

  27. Chad Poist

    Ten Pound Buns look great! They might add ten pounds to my buns too! 8>)

  28. Chad Poist

    Just followed Jamie on twitter!

  29. Chad Poist

    and just followed @LACountyFair !

  30. Chad Poist

    I want to try the root beer flavored Big Kona Huna Shaved Ice! maybe I can use that to “cleanse my palette” between fried dishes…

  31. Chad Poist

    so I have been to N.O. and had Crawfish Etouffe, I hope H & B’s lives up to my memory of N.O. Crawfish Etouffe

  32. Chad Poist

    I liked “Minnesota Girl in LA” on Facebook!

  33. Chad Poist

    I like the LA County Fair on Facebook!

  34. Holly (Woman Tribune)

    The Naked Pineapple Bowl looks really interesting–and super tasty! I didn’t make it to the fairs around here this summer, but at the end of September there is a huge fair in Bloomsburg, PA that me and my entire family go to–and have been going to since my dad was a baby! It’s always a blast, tons of great food, and my favorite beef jerky! I crave it for several months leading up to it every single year.

    • Jamie

      I love fairs, and festivals… it’s my thing… food, food, food and fun =) I’m looking forward to heading out there next weekend to see what it’s all about =)

      Thanks for stopping by Holly!

  35. Ashley

    So i live in SF but I’ve never been down to LA, this sounds like a lot of fun. I think I gained 20 lbs from just looking at all that food! I’m a sucker for fair food.

    Good luck to all the ladies who enter!

  36. phxbne

    Pink’s Hot Dog

  37. Victoria O

    I’m excited to try the Deep Fried Dodgers Dog!

  38. Victoria O

    I follow and like you and the fair on Twitter and Facebook

  39. Michelle Rosborough

    Pineapple Express

  40. Michelle Rosborough

    I already like LA County Fair on facebook

  41. Michelle Rosborough

    I already follow LA County Fair on twitter
    @dolls123

  42. Jamie

    Congratulations to Andie! An email will be following shortly =)

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