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Wednesday, September 22, 2010 4:13:42 PM
There needs to be some guidelines here between on-the-midway -grub and that which is accessible from normal source food establishments off the midway.

You really can't count corn dogs, frys or sausage as a contender here.
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Hippie Bill
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 6:07:50 PM
Unfortunately midway food doesn't count. Its made to feed the masses on midways. Once you see the canned cheese you know what time it is.

Independent midway food is a different thing altogether. You get smaller unique vendors who have the time and can put out a better product.

The fries in St Paul are good, but they're just boardwalk fries. You could get them in front of Trumps Taj Mahal in Atlantic City from the honorable Norm Lewand. Its just a fresh cut potato dipped in water and fried. Very good, tons of them sold, lord knows I've had my share. I used to like the fresh baked cookies there in St Paul, still warm.

I love the southern foods too. Good cornbread, beans, greens, etc. And a few fairs have a booth or two of that too. Winston Salem comes to mind. That food will fill you up for pretty cheap too. If it wasn't for a lot of the grease it would be pretty healthy too.

That deep dish pizza at Pizzeria Uno was the best, if you have two hours to wait for it to cook and can take your time to eat it. A couple of beers and thats it, the best I've had. The Italian beef in Chicago is good too, dripping with au jus and some giardenara.

The food at Coney Island kind of scares me. There was a lot of stuff that was to much like midway food, of course. If you head out Stillwell Ave there's a diner that was pretty good, a typical full menu Brooklyn diner. I went there and had some real good meals with Bob Jackson a few times, god rest his soul.

Pelligrino's Sausage in Yonkers deserves an honorable mention. Hand stuffed, hot or sweet, caraway seeds, real old world Italian family grinding it up. Even though the fair is done, the shop is still in town.

New Orleans is one place I haven't spent enough time in to have a legit opinion. To bad for me, I know there's good food there.
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Pizzagod
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 10:40:33 PM
I forget where it was, but I had this hot dog, and they put it on a stick, see, then they coated it with batter and they FRIED it!

Can you believe it? Was that wild or what?

Sure seemed popular though.
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Discjo
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 11:01:14 PM
Roast beef Sundae while sitting on a Midway Bucket -- LoL
Hippie Bill
Thursday, September 23, 2010 6:58:30 AM
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Originally posted by Pizzagod

I forget where it was, but I had this hot dog, and they put it on a stick, see, then they coated it with batter and they FRIED it!

Can you believe it? Was that wild or what?

Sure seemed popular though.



Where I broke in, Phil's ghetto unit of Big A, and other east coast shows, nobody ate the corndogs. They were considered midway food.

When I first went to California I asked some agent how his season was. He told me "well, I've been eating corndogs all year."

I said too bad, the fairs are starting up, it will get better.

He said no, that means I had a good season. Like corndogs were some kind of treat.

I was surprised but thought, what the heck, each to thier own.

But I still don't eat them.
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