When a Turlock Journal Facebook survey found that food was the main attraction to the Stanislaus County Fair for our readers, I knew this was my chance. I've always wanted to do a fair food version of the popular Food Network show "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." So, on Tuesday, I hit the fair with an empty stomach and open mind.
There was no way I could hit every booth of deep fried, dipped and buttered treats, so I had to choose just a few. In my two-part video "Fair Food Adventures," I got a chance to try out some new menu items and satisfied my fair culinary dreams.
At Lucky Seven I learned that everything tastes better fried — especially hamburgers and peaches.
Of course, I had to have a fair staple so I chose a corn dog. But I didn't just settle for the traditional hotdog fried in cornmeal batter. Instead, I opted for a lobster corndog at Sharkey’s— and boy was I pleasantly surprised.
I topped off my adventure with a trip to New Orleans Cajun Cooking where I was met with Big Easy favorites like deep fried gator, jambalaya, and crawfish etoufee. Needless to say, I might be booking a flight to New Orleans soon.
Look for part one of my "Fair Food Adventures" featuring Lucky Seven at turlockjournal.com today and keep an eye out for part two, which will include Sharkey’s and New Orleans Cajun Cooking.