Friday, June 24, 2011

Foodie Friday: '11 San Diego County Fair

I love fairs! Who doesn't?! Rides, food, shopping, food, people-watching, food, music, food, games, food, photobooths and local animals, art and gardening! Jon and I took Tuesday off to go to the San Diego County Fair. I chose Tuesday in particular because it's Taste of the Fair Tuesday and every food vendor has an item for $2. Instead of getting 2 or 3 large things (pretty much all you have room for), we got a bunch of samples that in my opinion was just the right amount of food.

Fried everything! This is America, where it's a race to be fat and unhealthy:

$2 fried garlic artichoke hearts (I'm not big on fried foods, but this was a must-have for obvious reasons):

$2 slice of cheese pizza:

$2 cinnamon roll:

$2 birthday cake Dippin Dots:

one bite of a $2 Australian battered potato with cheese and hot sauce:

Jon talked me into getting a blooming onion because I'm always talking about them. I ended up giving 90% of it away to two girls because it was just TOO much fried food at once:

Have you gone to the Fair yet this year? If you live in Southern California and you're planning on visiting the San Diego County Fair, make sure to get discounted tickets ($11) at Albertsons and park for free at the Horse Park less than a mile away from the fairgrounds, with free shuttles on double decker buses!


  1. Fried avocado?! How strange. I would totally want to try the artichokes too.

  2. Oh yeah. Fair food is pretty much the greatest. Also, my husband tells me stories of working at the San Diego Fair in his youth all the time...

  3. Anastasia, I wanted to try it, but I thought it would be too mushy and I already had my monthly intake of fried foods by noon.

    Carly Anne, I'm sure he has seen a lot of weird people in his day.

  4. I need to make a trip down to San Diego STAT! I love it there. It's only an hour or so from me. These food pictures convinced me that I must go NOW!

  5. Fried avocado?! My life will not be complete until I've tried one.

    Avocados are my artichoke, if that makes sense.

  6. Um, I need some fried avocado and artichoke in my life. Sounds amazing!!!

  7. Joanna, you have until July 4th to hit up the Del Mar fair!

    Mandi, that does make sense... man, you must really love avocados! Avocados are so versatile and that's why I love em--good on sandwiches, dips and tasty by themselves with a little salt! Yum.

    Stephanie, I almost didn't get the artichoke (fried food isn't really my forte), but it was an ARTICHOKE therefore I HAD to try it! and I am so glad that I did! It wasn't just a battered and fried artichoke, there was garlic and the sauce they served it with was awesome. Mmm.