This year’s N.C. State Fair has several new deep-fried offerings, including barbecue, bananas Foster and mini cupcakes.
State Fair Foods of Salisbury will be offering deep-fried barbecue, chopped pork dipped in a cornmeal hush puppy batter, served with coleslaw or barbecue slaw.
Chef’s D’Lites will be serving deep-fried mini cupcakes.
S2Concessions, who previously did deep-fried Girl Scout cookies, will be offering deep-fried mini red velvet doughnuts.
The Giant Gummy Bear folks will be offering new flavors: cotton candy, pumpkin spice, cinnamon and buttered popcorn.
In other food news at the state fair:
•Big Al’s BBQ
in North Raleigh will be taking over the former location of the N.C. Pork Council’sPork Chop Shop
• TheN.C. Cattlemen’s Association
will no longer be selling rib-eye sandwiches; a new vendor will be selling sirloin tips in the same location.
Be sure to come back to the Mouthful blog at 11 a.m. Monday when I will be live blogging reaction at the media lunch to these foods and other new deep fried foods. Or follow me on Twitter, @andreaweigl.