Friday marked the first day of summer and the opening of Taste of Joliet this weekend, what I call “Food on a Stick” season.
I asked a few of my friends what they’ve tried or seen at any weekend festival they’ve hit up in the past, on a stick or otherwise; from fish eyeballs to cajun battered shark on a stick, we all decided that it appears is our State and County fairs are the ones that really try to out-do each other.
How about these:
- Wisconsin’s Chocolate Covered Cheddar Cheese
- The “Hot Beef Sunday” at the Indiana State Fair…it’s a big bowl of marinated beef slathered with gravy, corn and cheese “sprinkles” served ice cream sundae-style with a cherry (tomato) on top.
- Spaghetti and Meatballs on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair or their Deep Fried Spam curds
- Deep Fried Kool Aid at the San Diego, California County Fair
Sadly, Illinois hasn’t listed their tasty treats for the fair as of yet. Must be a budget thing.
Anyone for a road trip??