Fast Food

5 Foods You Can't Miss at the LA County Fair

Comments (0)


Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 3:09 PM

click to enlarge A miniature version of Randy's Donuts in the model railroad town at the LA County Fair. - GUZZLE & NOSH
  • Guzzle & Nosh
  • A miniature version of Randy's Donuts in the model railroad town at the LA County Fair.
You can't actually order a cinnamon crumb from this outpost of Randy's Donuts, a miniature version of the iconic shop (complete with cop car parked in front!) housed in the model railroad town at the LA County Fair. There is, however, real food at the LA County Fair. Lots of it.

In fact, food may be the fair's main attraction, though the dinosaur pavilion is a close second. (We do enjoy the LA County Fair's low-budget attempts to imitate Disneyland.) Though we've lauded Chicken Charlie for his fried Kool-Aid, fried brownies and FryBQ Ribs, there are other vendors clogging their grease traps and our arteries. Full photo gallery here or gut-achingly curated list after the jump..

LA County Fair: Tasti Chips

5. Tasti Chips: They're just fried potato discs, but they're freshly fried potato discs. A wisp thicker than potato chips, a hair thinner than fried potato rounds, you can get them with bacon cheese sauce.

LA County Fair: Fried Dill Pickles

4. Fried Dill Pickles: Hot, salty pickle juice sounds gross, and most of the pickle chips we've ever tasted confirm that snap judgment. These ones at the county fair have just the right combo of breading and brine to bring the concept to life.

LA County Fair: Pork Chop

3. Pork Chop On A Stick: The name says it all. It isn't fancy, but it delivers what it promises: a juicy, grilled pork chop in a convenient handheld format.

Related Location

Related Content

Now Trending

  • Trans Fats Are Still Hidden in Many Processed Foods, Says the CDC

    Despite legal bans and doctors’ warnings about trans fat, nearly one in 10 processed food products sold in the United States still contains it, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet most foods that contain trans fat don't list it on the label,...
  • The 12 Bottle Bar on Ice: An Excerpt + Recipe

    Squid Ink contributor Lesley Jacobs Solmonson and her husband David Solmonson wrote The 12 Bottle Bar "with the hope of offering an inexpensive and accessible approach to classic cocktails," Lesley Jacobs Solmonson says. The book is not meant to be a complete guide to spirits or cocktails. "Instead, we like to call...
  • 8 Terrific (and Ice Cold) Los Angeles Popsicles

    Popsicles are having a moment in the spotlight, just in time for the next heat wave (otherwise known as our permanent summer). More sophisticated than the classic ice pops bought off your local ice cream truck, this new breed of frozen treats showcases luxurious ingredients (Valrhona chocolate), farmer’s market finds...