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

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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
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  • 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.

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