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Aug. 24 – Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2023

262 Days 8 Hours 10 Mins

New Foods for 2022

The Hideaway Speakeasy

All Quacked Up!

Fried, farm-fresh duck egg from Graise Farm in Faribault atop shaved smoked ham, aged cheddar cheese, tomato and spinach, served open-face on toasted sourdough bread with paprika aioli.

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Midtown Global Market's Arepa Bar

Arepa Bar’s Three Arepas – Pulled Pork, The Queen and Vegan

Baked Venezuelan crispy corn pocket with choice of three fillings (all arepas are gluten-free): The Pulled Pork Arepa is pork shoulder slow-roasted in red wine and vegetables served with shredded cheddar cheese, cabbage, carrots, green onions and parsley; The Queen (Reina Pepiada) is pulled chicken and avocado puree salad topped with mozzarella cheese and fresh arugula; and the Vegan Arepa is house-prepared black beans, fried sweet plantains, cabbage, carrots, green onions and parsley. (New Vendor) (Available Aug. 31-Sept. 5 only)

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Baba's

Baba’s Two Hummus Bowls – Beauty and the Buffalo and Coco-Nuts

The Beauty and the Buffalo bowl features ranch hummus, buffalo chicken, crumbled blue cheese, scallions, buffalo sauce and buffalo dust, served with pita puffs. The Coco-Nuts bowl features hazelnut chocolate hummus, chocolate chips, hazelnuts, shredded coconut and bananas, served with powdered sugar pita puffs. (Coco-Nuts is vegetarian and can be gluten-free without the pita puffs.)

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Hamline Church Dining Hall

Birthday Cake Paleta

A Mexican frozen dessert on-a-stick made with chunks of birthday cake, sprinkles and a vanilla extract base, specially created by locally owned La Michoacana Rose to celebrate Hamline Church Dining Hall’s 125th year at the fair. Additional paleta varieties are also available.

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The Blue Barn

Breakfast Gnocchi

A bed of potato gnocchi topped with scrambled eggs, bacon, pesto cream, shallots and balsamic glaze.

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Sausage Sister & Me

Buzz’n … Hot Honey Chicken Sausage Kebob

Hot honey drizzled over chicken sausage skewered with cornmeal biscuit chunks and served on a bed of coleslaw.

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Mancini's al Fresco

Celebration Cake On-A-Stick

White cake infused with almond flavoring and decorated with white frosting. This mini version of Mancini’s house cake can be personalized on-site with short text to celebrate a favorite fair fan or special occasion.

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Gass Station Grill

Chick N Swiss Sausage

Grilled chicken sausage custom-made with chunks of Swiss cheese and asparagus, ground pineapple, bacon and jalapeño, served on a bun.

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Holy Land

Chicken Tandoori Rolls

Chicken seasoned with tandoori spices, onions and peppers wrapped in paratha flatbread, then grilled and served with a side of avocado cilantro lime sauce.

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Tejas Express

Chilaquiles Breakfast

Fried corn tortilla strips sauteed with guajillo chile salsa and topped with scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, cotija cheese, avocado and crema.

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Aldo's Burgers

Concha Bacon Burger

All-beef patty with raspberry aioli, lettuce, pepper jack cheese, pickled jalapeños and bacon served on a concha, a traditional Mexican sweet bread roll.

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German Root Beer and Popcorn

Cotton Candy Float

Cotton candy soda poured over Kemps vanilla ice cream and topped with cotton candy.

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Snack House

Deep-Fried Ice Cream

Handmade ice cream bar covered with a crispy corn flake coating, deep-fried, drizzled with raspberry and blueberry sauces, and topped with sprinkles. (Vegetarian)

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Union Hmong Kitchen

Dej Qab Zib (Sweet Refreshment)

A coconut lychee colada made with a blend of coconut milk, lychee syrup, lime and mint, served over ice. (Vegan) (New Vendor) 

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French Meadow Bakery & Cafe

French Meadow Vegan Entrees – Earth Sliders™ and “Meat” Balls & Marinara

Earth Sliders™ are a marinated, battered and crispy fried “chicken” patty topped with house-made, slightly spicy secret sauce, shredded lettuce and house-made cucumber pickles that have been marinated in turmeric, garlic and sweet onion, served on a grilled bun. “Meat” Balls & Marinara are Italian herb-seasoned “meat” balls browned and sauteed in house-made garlic and oregano red marinara sauce, topped with plant-based Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley, served with a slice of grilled sourdough bread. (Both entrees are vegan.)

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Bridgeman's Ice Cream

Gray Duck Sundae

Bridgeman’s Black Licorice Ice Cream topped with marshmallow cream, crunchy mini marshmallows, whipped cream and a cherry.

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The Herbivorous Butcher

The Herbivorous Butcher's Two Vegan Entrees – Poultrygeist and Steak-xorcist

Poultrygeist is fried chicken topped with sausage gravy and french fried onions on buttery Texas toast; and Steak-xorcist is chicken fried steak topped with sausage gravy and french fried onions on buttery Texas toast. (Both entrees are vegan.) (New Vendor)

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Hot Indian Foods

Kulfi: Indian-Style Ice Cream in Three Flavors

Made with condensed milk, nuts and infused spices. Available in three creamy flavors: Almond/Cashew/Pistachio Kulfi; Mango Kulfi; and Saffron/Almond/Pistachio Kulfi. (All Kulfi are gluten-free and vegetarian.)

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Blue Moon Dine-In-Theater

Lemon Cookie Tortilla Chips

Lemon sandwich cookies deconstructed into four large tortilla chips made from a blend of cookies and corn, served with creamy-center-of-the-cookie cream dip topped with lemon curd.

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RC's BBQ

Minne Hot Hot

Smoked Rib Tips tossed in Nashville Hot Sauce, served with Comeback Sauce.

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Minneapple Pie

Minneblueberry Pie

Handmade blueberry pie made with a crisp, flaky crust, filled with blueberries, and served with vanilla ice cream. (Vegan if served without ice cream)

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Midtown Global Market's Andy's Garage

Molotes

Deep-fried corn masa empanadas with choice of fillings: Chipotle Style is filled with shredded chipotle chicken and topped with chipotle sour cream, cotija cheese and fresh cilantro; and Elote Style is filled with roasted corn and topped with mayo, cotija cheese and Tajin seasoning (can be prepared vegan). (Gluten-free) (Available Aug. 25-30 only)

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Union Hmong Kitchen

Mov + Nqaij (Rice + Meat)

Purple sticky rice with choice of sauce, including Krunchy Chili Oil (dried Thai chilis, garlic, shallots), Lemongrass Scallion Dressing (lemongrass, ginger, garlic, shallots), and Tiger Bite (Thai chilis, garlic, shallots, cilantro, fish sauce, oyster sauce, lime juice); plus, choice of skewered and grilled meat, including Hmong Sausage (house-made coarse-ground pork sausage link with Krunchy Chili Oil), Hilltribe Chicken Thigh (ginger, lemongrass), or Lemongrass Turmeric Tofu (marinated in a lemongrass and turmeric blend). (All items gluten-free; vegan options available) (New Vendor)

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Blue Moon Dine-In-Theater

New Mexico Chile Dog Sliders Two Ways

Green chile and red chile – made with roasted-on-site New Mexico Hatch chiles and a hint of chorizo pork, topped with queso-style cheese and red onion, served over all-beef hot dogs on slider buns. Comes with a prickly pear cactus slushie shooter on the side.

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Nordic Waffles

Nordic Waffles – Belly Full Nordic Waffle and Vanilla Custard Dream Nordic Waffle

Two new fresh-made waffle sandwiches: Belly Full is a spring onion-infused Nordic Waffle filled with sous vide seasoned pork belly with coleslaw and locally made jalapeño jam; Vanilla Dream is a Nordic Waffle coated with cinnamon and sugar and filled with Norwegian vanilla custard cream.

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Rick's Pizza

Pickle Pizza

Hand-tossed homemade pizza dough topped with homemade specialty dill ranch sauce, fresh mozzarella and crunchy dill pickles, and finished with dill weed seasoning. (New Vendor)

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Holy Land

Pink Guava Slushie

Frozen slushie drink made with juice squeezed from fresh pink guavas.

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Minnesota Farmers Union Coffee Shop

Pork Schnitzel Sandwich

Breaded and deep-fried Minnesota pork loin topped with pickled cabbage and served with mustard mayo on a toasted bun.

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O'Gara's at the Fair

Reuben Rolls

Corned beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut hand-rolled in an egg roll wrapper, deep-fried and served with a side of O’Gara’s homemade Thousand Island dressing.

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Soul Bowl

Soulsicle

Fried chicken on-a-stick topped with candied yam sauce, cornbread crumble, mac-and-cheese seasoned cheddar cheese, hot sauce and green onions. (New Vendor)

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Jammy Sammies by Brim

Sundae Sammie

Grilled sandwich with cinnamon bread, Minnesota strawberry jam, vanilla cream, fresh strawberries, whipped cream, toasted peanuts, confetti sprinkles and flaked sea salt. (Gluten-free and vegan options available)

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iPierogi

Sweet Cheese Blintz

Soft baked crepe filled with sweet vanilla-flavored cream cheese and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

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The Blue Barn

Sweet Potato Poutine

Sweet potato waffle fries topped with cheese curds, Beyond chorizo sausage, turmeric gravy, pico de gallo and fresh cilantro. (Vegetarian)

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West Indies Soul Food

Tandoor-Fired Jerk Chicken Mini’zza

White chicken meat, bell pepper, onion medley, whole milk mozzarella cheese, West Indies Soul Food’s signature Jamaican Jerk Sauce and Pizza Karma’s Tikka Sauce on a mini crust.

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Dino's Gyros

Tirokroketes

Mix of spicy feta, cream cheese and mozzarella blended with Dino’s Greek seasoning, then rolled in a gluten-free panko, deep-fried and sprinkled with lemon juice, Parmesan cheese and Dino’s seasoning. (Gluten-free, vegetarian)

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LuLu's Public House

Tot Dog

All-beef hot dog dipped in corn dog batter, rolled in a mixture of minced tater tots, cheddar cheese and onions, then deep-fried.

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West Indies Soul Food

Turmeric Ginger Lemon Surprise

Fresh ginger, turmeric syrup and a dash of bitters mixed with West Indies Soul Food’s Original Caribbean Lemonade. (Gluten-free, vegan)

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Daryl's Dog House

Vegan Corn Dog

Plant-based vegan hot dog hand-dipped in plant-based vegan corn dog batter and deep-fried.

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Midtown Global Market's Arepa Bar

New Vendor

Arepa Bar serves official new foods – arepas in three varieties, which includes Pulled Pork (pork shoulder, shredded cheddar, cabbage, carrots, green onions, parsley); The Queen (pulled chicken and avocado puree, mozzarella, arugula); and Vegan (black beans, fried sweet plantains, cabbage, carrots, green onions, parsley). Plus, Papelón con Limón, a cold beverage made with unrefined cane sugar and fresh-squeezed lime juice. (Aug. 31-Sept. 5 only)

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Bridge n' Barrel Root Beer

New Vendor

Bridge n’ Barrel Root Beer’s two locations serve Lift Bridge Root Beer, Lift Bridge Black Cherry Soda, pink lemonade and assorted other sodas.

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The Herbivorous Butcher

New Vendor

The Herbivorous Butcher serves the official new food Two Vegan Entrees - Poultrygeist (fried chicken topped with sausage gravy and french fried onions on buttery Texas toast) and Steakxorcist (chicken fried steak topped with sausage gravy and french fried onions on buttery Texas toast). Plus, Monster Mash combines Poultrygeist and Steakxorcist in the same boat.

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Nautical Bowls

New Vendor

Nautical Bowls will serve four fresh superfood bowls: Anchor Bowl (açaí, granola, banana, coconut flakes, cashew cacao butter); Nauti Bowl (açaí, pitaya, granola, banana, cacao nibs, peanut butter); Paddle Bowl (Blue Majik, mango, coconut, granola, strawberries, coconut flakes, honey); and Sunset Bowl (ube, blood orange, granola, blueberries, coconut flakes, honey). Ingredients are organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based, and contain zero refined sugars.

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Pickle Barrel Sirloin Tips

New Vendor

Pickle Barrel Sirloin Tips serves steak dinners with fresh grilled steak tips, plus steak pitas (both with optional sauteed onions and green peppers and marinated mushrooms), homemade mashed potatoes and fresh brewed iced tea.

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Richie's Cheese Curd Tacos

New Vendor

Richie's Cheese Curd Tacos serves two varieties in a fried flour tortilla shell: Original Cheese Curd Taco (diced bratwurst, fried cheddar cheese curds, lettuce and Baja sauce) and Box Checker Cheese Curd Taco (diced chicken, bacon, fried cheddar cheese curds, lettuce and ranch sauce)

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Rick's Pizza

New Vendor

Rick’s Pizza serves official new food Pickle Pizza (hand-tossed homemade pizza dough topped with homemade specialty dill ranch sauce, fresh mozzarella and crunchy dill pickles, and finished with dill weed seasoning), plus cheese, pepperoni and sausage pizza and assorted beverages.

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Soul Bowl

New Vendor

Soul Bowl serves official new food Soulsicle (fried chicken on-a-stick topped with candied yam sauce, cornbread crumble, mac-and-cheese seasoned cheddar cheese, hot sauce and green onions), plus Donut Peach Cobbler (yeast-raised donut topped with peach cobbler filling and cookie crumbles) and Queen B Lemonade (blueberry lavender lemonade).

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Union Hmong Kitchen

New Vendor

Union Hmong Kitchen serves official new foods Dej Qab Zib (Sweet Refreshment), a coconut lychee colada made with a blend of coconut milk, lychee syrup, lime and mint, served over ice (vegan); and Mov + Nqaij (Rice + Meat) – purple sticky rice with choice of sauce, including Krunchy Chili Oil (dried Thai chilis, garlic, shallots), Lemongrass Scallion Dressing (lemongrass, ginger, garlic, shallots), and Tiger Bite (Thai chilis, garlic, shallots, cilantro, fish sauce, oyster sauce, lime juice); plus, choice of skewered and grilled meat, including Hmong Sausage (house-made coarse-ground pork sausage link with Krunchy Chili Oil), Hilltribe Chicken Thigh (ginger, lemongrass), or Lemongrass Turmeric Tofu (marinated in a lemongrass and turmeric blend). (All items gluten-free; vegan options available)

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Waffle Chix

New Vendor

Waffle Chix serves Brownie Waffle Stick, Chicken in a Waffle On-A-Stick, Breakfast Sausage in a Waffle On-A-Stick and assorted sodas.

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