This year’s services encompass duck wings, fried tacos on a stick, lamb T-bone chops and a “Joey Mary,” an iced coffee slushie served with a skewer of gluten-free baked goods.
There are 31 new foods on the reputable new foods list, and seven new companies, such as South Minneapolis’ soul-food darling Funky Grits, that’s serving a shrimp-and-grits fritter and additionally promoting bottles of the chef-preferred neighborhood warm sauce Cry Baby Craig’s.
Other new providers include a construct-your-personal-burger bar, a deep-fried cookie dough spot, a pierogi expert and Thelma’s Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches.
Here’s what’s new and wherein to locate it. See you on the Fair!
Bada Bing Sandwich: Italian-inspired heat flatbread sandwich with ham, salami, melted mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, fresh basil and creamy balsamic French dressing dressing.
At The Sandwich Stop, positioned at the west side of Clough Street between Carnes and Judson avenues
Blueberry Key Lime Pie: Blueberry Key lime filling in a graham cracker crust, crowned with whipped cream and sparkling blueberries.
At Farmers Union Coffee Shop, placed on the north aspect of Dan Patch Avenue between Cooper and Cosgrove streets
Boozy Berries and ‘Barb Trifle: Five-layer cold trifle with vanilla pound cake, lemon curd, Cannon River Gris wine and blueberry compote, greater pound cake and Gris and rhubarb compote, crowned with mint-infused sparkling whipped cream and Gris and blueberry coulis.
At The Hideaway Speakeasy, placed inside the Veranda, Grandstand upper level, northwest section
Breakfast Potato Skin: Deep-fried potato skin full of scrambled eggs and peppers, crowned with blackened red meat chislic – a South Dakota bar meals staple – and drizzled with bearnaise sauce.
At The Blue Barn, positioned at West End Market, south of the History and Heritage Center
Carnitas Taco Cone: Carnitas with a sesame-garlic ginger sauce, cabbage, lime and queso fresco, crowned with inexperienced onion and bitter cream and served in a deep-fried cone-fashioned tortilla.
At San Felipe Tacos, located inside the Food Building, east wall
Carolina Pit-Smoked Brisket Taco: Beef brisket pit-smoked over hickory charcoal, shredded and topped with smoked Gouda cheese, a pickled kale crunch made with kale, Brussels sprouts, carrots, radicchio, napa and crimson cabbage, with a drizzle of BBQ sauce; served in a flour tortilla with tortilla chips.
At Shanghaied Henri’s, located on the International Bazaar, north wall
Cheesy Sriracha Funnel Cake Bites: Bite-sized funnel cake portions infused with a blend of Parmesan, Romano and mozzarella cheeses, deep-fried and finished with a sprinkle of sharp cheddar and chives, and served with homemade Sriracha aioli dipping sauce. Ranch or garlic butter dipping sauce is also to be had.
At Funnel Cakes, located on the north aspect of Dan Patch Avenue between Nelson and Underwood streets
Cuban Fusion Fajita: Carnitas-fashion roast red meat, deli-sliced ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickles and Juanita’s Fajitas’ signature mustard folded into a flour tortilla.
At Juanita’s Fajitas, placed west of Nelson Street simply south of the Grandstand
Deep-Fried Dilly Dog: Pickle filled with bratwurst, dipped in batter and deep-fried.
At Swine and Spuds, located in the Warner Coliseum, east side
Duck Drummies: Duck wings covered in a batter and seasoning blend, deep-fried and served with Giggles’ own tequila-lime dipping sauce.
At Giggles’ Campfire Grill, located on the southeast nook of Lee Avenue & Cooper Street at The North Woods
Feta Bites: Deep-fried Greek pasta dough filled with feta cheese, cream cheese and Dino’s Greek seasoning. Served with a creamy olive tapenade.
At Dino’s Gyros, placed at the north side of Carnes Avenue between Nelson and Underwood streets