ST. PAUL (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Fair has announced its lineup of new food for 2012, which includes bacon ice cream and beef tongue tacos.
A whopping 40 new foods will join the fair favorites this year.
Here’s the full list:
Alere’s Featured Salads – Asian Salad – Romaine lettuce, fresh parsley, Mandarin orange slices, sliced almonds, sesame seeds, feta cheese and croutons with choice of Asian vinaigrette or raspberry balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Classic Tossed Salad – Romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, pecans, dried cherry/cranberries, olives, feta cheese and croutons with raspberry balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Garden Salad – Mixed greens, cherry tomatoes and croutons, with choice of ranch, French or raspberry balsamic vinaigrette dressing. At Veggie Pie, located in the Food Building.
Bacon Ice Cream – Real cooked and candied bacon in ice cream with a hint of maple flavor. At Rainbow Ice Cream, five different locations including Carousel Park, Underwood Street north of Dan Patch Avenue, Underwood Street south of Dan Patch Avenue, Carnes Avenue at Liggett Street, and the Agriculture Horticulture Building.
Beef Tongue Caramelos (Tacos) (Available Aug. 27–30) – Served with chipotle salsa, cilantro vinaigrette, sautéed onions, cabbage and jalapeno. At Sonora Grill (new vendor) – Taste of Midtown Global Market, located in the International Bazaar.
Breakfast Sliders – Trio of sliders (steak, Cajun sausage and ham) served with scrambled eggs, homemade garlic mayo and topped with cheese and green onions. At Ragin Cajun, located in The Garden, on the corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street.
Camel Burger Sliders (Available Aug. 31-Sept. 3) – Spiced camel meat served with tomato, white American cheese, spicy mayo and caramelized onions. At Safari Express – Taste of Midtown Global Market, located in the International Bazaar.
Cereal Killer Ice Cream – Soft ice cream that tastes just like the milk left at the bottom of the breakfast cereal bowl. Featuring two flavors – one sweet and chocolatey and one honey and nutty. It’s served in a bowl with a little milk creeping up the sides and topped with dry cereal. Two fruit toppings available: banana caramel and strawberry balsamic. At Blue Moon Dine-In Theater, located on the corner of Chambers Street and Carnes Avenue.
Cheeseburger Sticks – Hamburger, American cheese, pickles and a secret sauce wrapped up in fresh-baked pizza dough and served with pickles and dipping sauce. At Green Mill, located west of the Family Fair Stage in Baldwin Park.
Chicken Nachos On-a-Stick – Skewered chicken breast with corn chips, nacho cheese, pico de gallo and jalapenos. At Tejas, located in The Garden, on the corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Puppies – Crushed peanut butter cups baked in the middle of a Fudge Puppy that is dipped in chocolate, layered with whipped cream and a custom-made peanut sauce. At Granny’s Kitchen Fudge Puppies, located on the outside west wall of the Food Building.
Classic Walleye Roll – Fresh walleye, served chilled “New England-style” with Minnesota wild rice and minced celery. Dusted with Giggle’s Campfire Grill special spice blend and served on a butter-toasted brioche bun. At Giggle’s Campfire Grill, located on Cooper Street and Lee Avenue in The North Woods.
Cranberry Wontons (Available Aug. 23-26) – Cranberry-infused cream cheese wrapped in a crisp, flaky wonton shell and drizzled with chocolate sauce. At Pham’s Deli – Taste of Midtown Global Market, located in the International Bazaar.
Duke’s Poutine – Freshly cut french fries topped with piping hot gravy and squeaky white cheddar cheese curds. At Duke’s Poutine (new vendor), located on Judson Avenue next to the All-You-Can-Drink Milk Booth.
Eggplant Caramelos (Tacos) (Available Aug. 27-30) – Served with roasted red pepper, sautéed onion, Chihuahua cheese and chimichurri aioli. At Sonora Grill (new vendor) – Taste of Midtown Global Market, located in the International Bazaar.
Eggplant Fries (Available Aug. 27-30) – Served with chimichurri aioli for dipping. At Sonora Grill (new vendor) – Taste of Midtown Global Market, located in the International Bazaar.
French Dog – Choice of one of three sausages (original French Dog, smoked bratwurst or smoked jalapeno & pepper jack sausage) on a toasted artisan French baguette with a selection of sauces (yellow mustard, Dijon mustard, cheddar jalapeno and ketchup). Baguettes are baked fresh daily. At Sonny’s Spiral Spuds, located in the Food Building.
Gluten-Free Chicago-Style or State Fair-Style Hot Dog – Quarter-pound 100 percent all-beef frankfurter served on an Udi’s classic gluten-free hot dog bun in your choice of Chicago-Style or State Fair-Style hot dog. The Chicago-Style hot dog is topped with brown mustard, diced onions, green relish, diced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, sport peppers, a dill pickle spear and a dash of celery salt. The State Fair-Style hot dog is prepared with condiments of your choice. At Chicago Dogs, located in The Garden, on the corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street.
Gluten-Free Risotto Poppers – Arborio rice balls with black beans, cheese, scallions and spices, hand-rolled and dipped in tapioca flour and egg wash, then dipped in gluten-free crushed corn tortilla chips. At French Meadow Bakery, located on Carnes Avenue, between Nelson and Underwood streets.
Great Balls of Fire – Hot and spicy ground pork sausage rolled into balls and served with dipping sauces, including Indian curry, Korean BBQ and cool cucumber. At Sausage Sisters, located in the Food Building.
Grilled Wild Alaskan Salmon Sandwich – Grilled wild Alaskan salmon served plain or with fresh lettuce, tomato and bacon on a soft corn-dusted bun. At Smokey’s Charbroiler, located on Murphy Avenue, across from the Pet Center.
Hibiscus Iced Tea (Available Aug. 27-30) – Made from the hibiscus sabdariffa flower, this tea is a tart, cranberry-like beverage infused with freshly squeezed natural orange juice. At Sonora Grill (new vendor) – Taste of Midtown Global Market, located in the International Bazaar.
Lamb Chop On-a-Stick – 100 percent grassfed specially seasoned lamb loin chops served on-a-stick. At Lamb Shoppe, located in the Food Building.
Lamb Fries – Traditional Middle Eastern dish of lamb testicles marinated with Holy Land spices. Served grilled with sautéed onions or deep fried in a crumb coating and served with traditional dill sauce. At Holy Land Deli, located in the International Bazaar, southeast corner.
Minnesota Wine Bistro Menu – Grilled Portobello Mushroom Bar – Grilled sourdough toast brushed with creamy roasted garlic sauce, topped with aged romano and parmesan cheeses and a slice of Portobello served warm from the grill; Antipasto Plate – Featuring Minnesota bison sausage, assorted cheeses, roasted peppers and sliced baguettes; and Wine Smoothies At Minnesota Wine Bistro (new location), located on Underwood Street (the former Epiphany Church Diner).
Ole’s Cannoli – Cannolis dusted with powdered sugar and topped with chocolate chips, pistachios or sprinkles. They also come in dark chocolate-dipped shells. At Ole’s Cannoli (new vendor), located inside the front entrance of Heritage Square.
Paul Bunyan Bar – A vanilla bean or cinnamon premium ice cream bar hand-dipped to create a thick coating of chocolate, then rolled in chopped almonds, coconut flakes or chocolate. At Ice Cream Parlour, located inside the front entrance of Heritage Square.
Ragin’ Ankles – Slow-smoked tender pork shanks, crispy fried and tossed in a spicy pineapple rage sauce – a combination of grilled fresh pineapple, habaneros, BBQ sauce, pineapple juice and cayenne. At Famous Dave’s, located on the corner of West Dan Patch Avenue and Liggett Street.
Red Velvet Funnel Cake – Red-velvety funnel cake flavored with a dash of cocoa, brushed with butter, dusted with powdered sugar and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze. At Smoothies and Jurassic Dogs, located on Murphy Street across from the Pet Center.
Scone with Sausage Gravy – A buttermilk scone covered with traditional southern gravy and sausages. At French Meadow Bakery, located on Carnes Avenue between Nelson and Underwood streets.
Spaghetti Eddie’s Super Stick – A stick of pepperoni and cheese dipped in a garlic batter mix, deep fried and served with marinara and hot BBQ dipping sauces. At Spaghetti Eddie’s, located at Dan Patch Avenue and Cooper Street.
Spaghetti Sticks – Spaghetti noodles, sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese all wrapped up in fresh-baked pizza dough and served with a side of spaghetti sauce. At Green Mill, located west of the Family Fair Stage in Baldwin Park.
Sushi – Two varieties of fresh sushi: California Roll features crab, cucumber, avocado, seaweed, sushi rice and sesame seeds. Tempura Shrimp Roll features tempura-battered shrimp, capelin roe, avocado, cucumber, mayo, sushi sauce, sesame seeds, sushi rice and seaweed. At Shanghaied Henri’s, located in the International Bazaar.
Sweetie’s Delights – Mashed sweet potatoes on-a-stick, lightly battered and dusted with powdered sugar. Served with a side of whipped cream. At Mr. Potato & Sweetie, located on Liggett Street on the east side of the Horse Barn.
Waffle De Liege (Belgian Street Waffle) – Authentic street-style waffles with a caramelized pearl sugar crust coating on a soft, sweet, dense and doughy waffle. Served plain or topped with Nutella, maple butter or fresh fruit. At Blue Moon Dine-In Theater, located on the corner of Chambers Street and Carnes Avenue.
Yosemite SAMwich – Spicy taco meat on a sesame seed bun with BBQ sauce, nacho cheese sauce, bacon bits and crispy onion tangles. At Frontier Bar, located on the south side of Carnes Avenue, between Liggett and Clough streets.