A few of our faves from the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair.
One of the biggest draws of the Wisconsin State Fair every year — from deep-fried Oreos to cookie dough on a stick — is the cuisine you just can’t seem to find at your local grocery store. We’ve sampled a few of the newer options and shared them on our Instagram account. But don’t take our word for it, head out to the State Fair before it closes on this Sunday and let us know what you think!
NEW FOODS AT THE STATE FAIR Deep Fried Bread Pudding Bites on a Stick; that's about as State Fair as it gets. Pretty much what you'd expect from deep-frying something that's already a dessert. The powdered sugar and drizzled caramel are a welcomed addition, a needed sweetness to balance the thick richness of the bread pudding. A great dessert to finish off (or start) your day at the Fair; pick up an order for $6 at Saz's Ribs before the Fair ends on the 14th.
NEW FOODS OF THE STATE FAIR This should definitely be on your list for things to try at the State Fair this weekend. The olives have just enough tart and fruity flavor, while the cream cheese inside pushes back against any potential acidity. If you’re watching your blood pressure, however, you might want to skip it because they sure didn’t go lightly with the salt. The ranch dipping sauce on the side is a nice addition, but can be skipped if you’d rather savor the olive. Another example of the "If it's fried, how can it be bad?” theory. Pick up an order from the aptly named Fried Fruit On-A-Stick. #foodsofstatefair #mke #milwaukeemag #festival #food #friedfruit #onastick #olives #salty #wisconsin #statefair
NEW FOODS AT THE STATE FAIR A true novelty dessert, the Sprecher Root Beer Float Cake packages chocolate cake with the root beer that made Milwaukee famous in the shape of a mug. The root beer flavored fudge casing can be a little tough to break down at first, but is well worth it once you can get the cake, meringue, frosting and fudge all onto one spoonful. You’re going to need to bring the whole family to finish it off though. Eating this alone might be a chocolate overload. It’s $14 and can be picked up at both of Sprecher’s locations on the grounds, but you’re going to want to get there before they sell out for the day. Photo by Adam Rogan. #foodsofstatefair #mke #milwaukeemag #festival #food #chocolate #cake #rootbeer #sprecher #wisconsin #statefair
NEW FOODS AT THE STATE FAIR The MilMag staff's favorite new food at the State Fair, the Deep Fried Old Fashioned is more than just another experiment in: “What else can we deep fry?" The crisp pound cake is the base of this non-alcoholic delicacy, while the brandy cream cheese and bitters whipped cream provide extra levels of sweetness. The orange brandy caramel glaze shines above everything else. Topped off with a cherry and orange slice, this truly Wisconsinite dessert will hopefully become a staple of the State Fair for years to come. Next year, we suggest pairing with a glass of Old Fashioned to bring the whole experience home. Get yours for $6.50 from the Water Street Brewery. Photo by Adam Rogan. #foodsofstatefair #mke #milwaukeemag #festival #food #dessert #cake #oldfashioned #fruity #waterstreet #brewery #wisconsin #statefair
NEW FOODS AT THE STATE FAIR More lasagna than pizza, the Mac Bottom Pizza from Brew City is all but impossible to eat with your hands unless you are prepared to wear half of it. The mac and cheese crust struggles to hold together and crumbles easily. The topping layers however – full of greasy, sweet pizza sauce, gooey mozzarella and your choice of pepperoni or sausage – save this slice. We would suggest sharing an order though, or else you won’t have room for anything else the rest of the weekend. Get yours for just shy of $8. Photo by Adam Rogan. #foodsofstatefair #mke #milwaukeemag #festival #food #pizza #macbottom #macncheese #brewcity #wisconsin #statefair