Hello old friend, I’ve been waiting for you.

IMG_9624 This about sums it up.

Don’t worry, there’s nothing creepy about this post; it’s just that it’s Wisconsin state Fair time again! Starting this Thursday my digestive system embarks on a 10 day culinary roller coaster unmatched by anything it sees the rest of the year. From deep fried delights to a soothing flavor rainbow of milk (the ups) to…well you can imagine the downs (let’s just say the downs are much more tolerable if I make it out of the fair grounds before they hit – I speak from experience).

So let’s cut right to the chase, what am I excited about this year? It’d be easier to list what I’m not excited about but here are some highlights anyway:

New foods to try:

Deep Fried Racine Kringle – Already a favorite of mine, can deep frying really improve it?
Bacon wrapped Cherrywood Smoked Pork Belly – The foodie’s choice, too fancy for the fair? We’ll see.
Bacon wrapped Cheddar Melt – It’s a maybe at this point, but I will be consuming something bacon wrapped.
Cheesy Nutella Melt – Sounds gross right? That’s why I’m your guy to try it.
Chicken-n-Waffle Cone – Meat served in dessert format. Why wouldn’t I eat this.
Deep Fried Maple Bacon Cookie Dough – Made deep fried cookie dough egg rolls once in college, overdosed on ’em.* (Yeah, I was pretty hardcore.)
Lug Nuts On-a-Stick – Something about tots, jalapeños, and bacon. Basically I like the name, it’s on a stick.
Mac-n-Cheese Pizza Cone – I really enjoyed the normal pizza cone so this can only be amazing.
Peanut Butter Bacon Bison Burger – Bison is a bit dry so I think Peanut Butter is just what it needs. Or probably not but I don’t care, it’s going to become part of me.
Turkey Donut – The meat donut for the calorie counter, because turkey is better for you right? Skip the gym after this one!

And what won’t I try?

Dynamite Sticks – You play with fire, you’re going to get burned. Dynamite? Yikes.
Mango Turkey Dog – Bleh.
Python Spring Roll – The only pythons I’ll be seeing at the fair are the ones under my shirt sleeves – toned from lifting all that food to my mouth.
Roasted Veggie Wrap – Is this a mistake?
Tijuana Bacon Dog – Not eating anything named after Tijuana – that’s asking for trouble.

And there you have it. More to come, starting Thursday!

Happy fairing!


*Remember this Chaffee?