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Friday, July 10, 2009

At the County Fair, Everything Tastes Better on a Stick

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click to enlarge Corndogs come in two sizes: delicious and more delicious. - MEREDITH BRODY
  • Meredith Brody
  • Corndogs come in two sizes: delicious and more delicious.
You have until July 19th to get to the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton for carnival rides, pig races, concerts with one-step-removed headliners like Bucky Covington and Solange Knowles, and, those portable treats, snacks on a stick.

There's the classic corndog, of course, deep-fried cheese on a stick (surprisingly pleasant, like a neatly contained grilled cheese), and deep-fried Twinkies and Snickers with optional Hershey's syrup. There's the Twister Dog wrapped in potato, and the twisted potato, aka the Tornado. Shiskaberries are chocolate-dipped fruit on a stick (because you need a little fiber, and deep-fried artichokes don't come on a stick). Chocolate-dipped frozen bananas and cheesecake (nuts and sprinkles optional) are always irresistible, if only because of the heat.

Finally, if you consider rib bones and foil-wrapped corn husks sticks, there are ribs and corn-on-the-cob from Big Bubba's Bad BBQ. Four out of five carnies told us Bubba's was their favorite. The fifth brought food from home. More photos after the jump.

click to enlarge Getting too close can be messy. - MEREDITH BRODY
  • Meredith Brody
  • Getting too close can be messy.

click to enlarge Lingering under the heat lamp.
  • Lingering under the heat lamp.

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