Minnesota State Fair Adds New Foods for 2014


Beer Gelato - State Fair Food

The Great Minnesota Get Together is just two short months away, meaning we are all just two months away from fun in the sun and of course, food. There will be an even greater variety to choose from this summer — the Minnesota State Fair has announced 28 new foods.

In true State Fair fashion, the foods range from interesting twists on well-known items to some of the crazier options. Some highlights below:

Beer Gelato

 Two American favorites: Ice cold beer and ice cream (well, gelato is close enough). Why not put them together? The gelato is made on site and blended with local craft beers. Find this one at Mancini’s Al Fresco on Carnes Avenue near Nelson Street.

Jello Salad Ice Cream - State Fair Foods

Jello Salad Ice Cream

Made by Izzy’s Ice Cream, this treat starts with lime juice flavored sweat cream base  mixed with cranberry sauce and marshmallows. Pick one up at the Hamline Church Dining Hall on Dan Patch Avenue near Visitors Plaza.

Deep-Fried Breakfast - State Fair Food

Deep-Fried Breakfast On-a-Stick

 Cheese, sausage, an egg, Canadian bacon and pancakes thrown together and of course, deep-fried and put on a stick. What else do you expect from our great get together? Find one at The Sandwich Stop on Clough Street on the east side of the Poultry Barn.  

Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Leg - State Fair Food

Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Leg 

Another state fair favorite: take a normal food item and wrap it in bacon. Get one at Texas Steak Out on Underwood Street.

Chocolate Dessert Salami - State Fair Food

Chocolate Dessert Salami

 A group of words I never expected to type together, this one seems to me to be the most interesting option. It rolls chocolate, butter, almonds and walnuts all into one salami shape served on a specialty cracker. Find it at Sausage Sisters inside the Food Building.

In addition to the 28 new foods, the State Fair will also feature six new vendors. The Blue Barn, JohnnyPops, Lulu’s Public House, Pat’s Place, Two Rivers Kettle Korn and West End Creamery. Lulu’s Public House will hold the fair’s first roof-top patio and is responsible, along with JohnnyPops, West End Creamery and The Blue Barn, for several of the new food items.


Photos via: Minnesota State Fair



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Rebecca Mariscal is a student at the University of St. Thomas majoring in Communication and Journalism with a minor in Spanish. She was born in California and has lived in four states since then, finally landing in Minnesota (maybe not for good). She loves to travel and studied abroad in London and Ireland last year with another planned trip to Argentina this upcoming year. She hopes to continue her travels after graduation without the excuse of class credit. She is an avid reader who enjoys anything she can get her hands on, from literature classics to popular trilogies. She enjoys writing in all forms, contributing to not only Minnesota Connect but also St. Thomas’s student-run online news source TommieMedia and the School of Social Work’s Perspectives.

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