Sunday, August 10, 2008
State Fair Foods
Most of the time has been filled with copious amounts of studying (I'm going to be taking the GRE again on Monday -- for the second time in 11 years). Not my idea of fun.
However, we also managed to make it to the Wisconsin State Fair. Which turned out to be VERY fun. We had a great time with the animals (read more on that here), but we also sampled a slew of classic Wisconsin Fair foods. And, of course, for those of you who have never been to this glorious feast of food, we took our camera along so that we could share the wealth.
First, it is the WISCONSIN state fair, so there is no shortage of cheese.
Our first indulgence was a Wisconsin specialty -- the oh-so-delectable fried cheese curds.
After that, we stopped off for some home-made Wisconsin potato chips with bleu cheese (you can tell how healthy our eating was already, can't you?)
We started to get thirsty, so we hopped on over to the Leinenkugel's beer booth for a refreshing honey berry lager.
Feeling like we needed something a bit healthier, we decided to visit the Wisconsin products booth, where we found Wisconsin apples... Never mind the fact that they were covered in caramel and whipped cream!
This really got our sweet tooths going, so we hoofed it over to the opposite side of the Fair grounds to get a cream puff. These babies are CLASSIC Wisconsin State Fair. They make the news every year. And you can't get a thing like it anywhere else.
Stuffed on sweets, we could hardly move. So, what did we do?
We went over to Bennos... a beer tent with bazillions of Wisconsin microbrews. Over the course of the day, we sampled quite a number of great brews, including Furthermore Fatty Boombalatty Wit and Oscura (a new Mexican lager with coffee), Capitol Rustic Ale, Milwaukee Brewery's Louie's Demise, and Sand Creek's One Planet Ale. Yum.
And what goes better with a bit of beer than a classic corn dog?
We left the fair tired, full, and very very happy.
I wish I could say more, but it looks like I should get back to my studying...
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