Among the new foods at this year’s N.C. State Fair will be the Sloppy Joe doughnut burger -- a scoop of seasoned ground beef topped with shredded cheese between a sliced-in-half glazed unfilled jelly doughnut.
This creation comes from the folks behind D&J Concessions and the Murphy House who have debuted the Krispy Kreme burger and deep-fried bacon cinnamon rolls at previous fairs. This year’s fair is Oct. 17-27 in Raleigh.
About their latest creation, D&J Concessions manager Matthew Varnadoe said, “It’s kind of tough to wrap your head around it. But it’s sweet and savory and it’s pretty good.”
(To see a television interview where Varnadoe explains the Sloppy Joe doughnut burger, go to the video at the end of this story and tune in at about the 5-minute mark.)
Varnadoe said they are still debating what other deep-fried treats they may debut at the state fair. The Sloppy Joe doughnut burger will be sold for $7 at the 1853 Grille and in the concession stands inside the Education and Gov. Kerr Scott buildings.
According to state fair officials, other new foods at this year’s fair include:Miss Debbie’s Specialty Apples