I created a Storify to recap Monday’s N.C. State Fair media lunch where the press got to taste some of the new foods at the fair.
To see what worked (deep-fried pimento cheese wontons, High on the Hog sandwich) and what didn’t (deep-fried peanut butter-stuffed pickle), check it out at https://storify.com/andreaweigl/new-foods-at-the-2015-n-c-state-fair.
Check out my story in Monday’s paper previewing some of these new foods with detailed directions on where each food can be found on the fairgrounds, go to http://goo.gl/uKC1rv.
And we have a video featuring the Ragin’ Cajun booth owners who are debuting pimento cheese hushpuppies with bacon and jalapeno served with a sriracha bang bang sauce at this year’s fair: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article38318211.html.
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To see a video of myself and Thad Ogburn tasting some of the dishes, go to: http://www.newsobserver.com/living/food-drink/mouthful-blog/article38890938.html.
The N.C. State Fair is Oct. 15-25 at the Raleigh fairgrounds.