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(Your News Now)   New York State Fair offers multiple variations of vegetarian fair food, misses the entire point of fair food: "You can opt to leave off the bacon, and get a delicious baked potato for just $1"   (centralny.ynn.com) divider line 58
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2012-09-01 11:15:10 PM  
That article had way more exclamation points than I'm comfortable with.
 
2012-09-01 11:37:00 PM  

RodneyToady: That article had way more exclamation points than I'm comfortable with.


My mother uses multiple exclamation points for statements that require none. She does this mainly via text messages. For example: "Isn't your niece the most beautiful thing in the world!"
 
2012-09-01 11:51:41 PM  
My post should have had eight exclamation points. Is there a Fark filter that reduces them automatically? If so, I highly approve.
 
2012-09-01 11:54:14 PM  
What the fark is wrong with these philistines? What boot licking moron goes to a fair to eat healthy food?

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2012-09-02 12:19:48 AM  

BronyMedic: What the fark is wrong with these philistines? What boot licking moron goes to a fair to eat healthy food?

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Subby got it all wrong, anyway. The NY State Fair isn't promoting vegetarian dishes, a vegetarian was just pointing out that there was good food to eat that WAS vegetarian.

Vegans are going to have a hell of a time, though.
 
2012-09-02 01:35:48 AM  
I had a deep-fried Snickers bar at the LA County fair today, so I'm getting a kick.
 
2012-09-02 01:38:18 AM  
Deep fried baked potato on a stick. Wrapped in bacon. Smothered with BBQ sauce.

With a side order of Hiesenberg Blue.
 
2012-09-02 01:44:36 AM  
Once we get Universal Healthcare Coverage in this country, fair food is going to be the second thing outlawed.

First is smoking, of course.
 
2012-09-02 01:44:40 AM  
I'm not vegetarian, but the rainbow fries seem worth chowing down on. Not every meal and/or snack requires meat. And sweet potato fries are delicious.
 
2012-09-02 01:46:19 AM  
"Inside of a baked potato" is about the only place that bacon's presence is not overrated
 
2012-09-02 01:46:53 AM  

BronyMedic: What the fark is wrong with these philistines? What boot licking moron goes to a fair to eat healthy food?

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Precisely. State and County fairs are for eating deep fried lard on a stick and drinking enough alcohol to pickle all of Milwaukee.
 
2012-09-02 01:56:10 AM  

BronyMedic: What the fark is wrong with these philistines? What boot licking moron goes to a fair to eat healthy food?

[www.endlesssimmer.com image 500x333]

[alloveralbany.com image 525x700]

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"Healthy?" Vegetarian is not synonymous with healthy. I mean, mozarella sticks are arguably some of the least healthy things in the world - literally just fried cheese in convenient log form. Completely vegetarian. Fried snickers has no meat, nachos can be had sans meat, most of the shiat you posted has a vegetarian version that is equally unhealthy.

Now the vegans, they're farked. No one really cares about them anyway though, from what I can tell. Even we vegetarians are like "well, I got mine without meat and with delicious cheese. You're on your own."
 
2012-09-02 02:00:34 AM  

BokChoy: "Inside of a baked potato" is about the only place that bacon's presence is not overrated


^^^

Yup
 
2012-09-02 02:00:37 AM  
Fair food was invented to all culminate into this one moment...

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2012-09-02 02:13:39 AM  
A baked potato?? A baked potato?? What is this, Russia??
 
2012-09-02 02:16:41 AM  
And if you want onion flavoring, just rub the potato in any of the vendors armpits
 
2012-09-02 02:28:14 AM  

belhade: A baked potato?? A baked potato?? What is this, Russia??


They're awesome smothered in sour cream and deep fried bacon.
 
2012-09-02 02:31:22 AM  
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2012-09-02 02:54:43 AM  

Gyrfalcon: BronyMedic: What the fark is wrong with these philistines? What boot licking moron goes to a fair to eat healthy food?

[www.endlesssimmer.com image 500x333]

[alloveralbany.com image 525x700]

[www.olehickorybbq.com image 720x537]

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CARDIOLOGIST. EAT FAIR FOOD TODAY.

Precisely. State and County fairs are for eating deep fried lard on a stick and drinking enough alcohol to pickle all of Milwaukee.


Clearly you've not been to the NYS Fair. A lot of people don't realize it, but NY is largely farmland - most people hear "New York" and automatically think NYC. I've lived here nearly my entire life and been there once, because it is over 300 miles away. Currently I live in a big dairy/corn farming area, with some orchards and other stuff scattered around.

Last time I went to the Fair (circa 2004), it was 70% agriculture and like 20% 'show' animal stuff, iirc. In my own defense I was dragged by a friend with a show horse obsession so I spent most of the morning attempting to sleep on a bleacher bench, because I really didn't give a fark about that part and didn't realize that's what she wanted to see. Afterwords we wandered around and saw lots of heirloom breeds of chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, etc. I may have been too tired at that point to see the more 'deep fried' aspects of fair food, but really I took away 'farming' from the whole experience.

So next time someone says New York and you think City, think again. ~80%* of this state has some kind of farming or forestland going on.

*Not intended to be a factual amount but you get the idea
 
2012-09-02 02:57:53 AM  

ladyfortuna: Gyrfalcon: BronyMedic: What the fark is wrong with these philistines? What boot licking moron goes to a fair to eat healthy food?

[www.endlesssimmer.com image 500x333]

[alloveralbany.com image 525x700]

[www.olehickorybbq.com image 720x537]

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CARDIOLOGIST. EAT FAIR FOOD TODAY.

Precisely. State and County fairs are for eating deep fried lard on a stick and drinking enough alcohol to pickle all of Milwaukee.

Clearly you've not been to the NYS Fair. A lot of people don't realize it, but NY is largely farmland - most people hear "New York" and automatically think NYC. I've lived here nearly my entire life and been there once, because it is over 300 miles away. Currently I live in a big dairy/corn farming area, with some orchards and other stuff scattered around.

Last time I went to the Fair (circa 2004), it was 70% agriculture and like 20% 'show' animal stuff, iirc. In my own defense I was dragged by a friend with a show horse obsession so I spent most of the morning attempting to sleep on a bleacher bench, because I really didn't give a fark about that part and didn't realize that's what she wanted to see. Afterwords we wandered around and saw lots of heirloom breeds of chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, etc. I may have been too tired at that point to see the more 'deep fried' aspects of fair food, but really I took away 'farming' from the whole experience.

So next time someone says New York and you think City, think again. ~80%* of this state has some kind of farming or forestland going on.

*Not intended to be a factual amount but you get the idea


Trying to get non-New Yorkers to understand this is a futile effort, in my experience. Let's just have fun with it and keep the secret between us. Let them think we're all chic Manhattanites. Roll with it and talk about your brunch with the Donald last week. I find that to be much more entertaining than trying to explain this to people.
 
2012-09-02 03:10:55 AM  
Oooh dang.
I grew up in Syracuse.

Mom took us to the State Fair every damn year. She always insisted we try new foods.

Dang she was, is, a good mom.
 
2012-09-02 03:14:08 AM  

ladyfortuna: Gyrfalcon: BronyMedic: What the fark is wrong with these philistines? What boot licking moron goes to a fair to eat healthy food?

[www.endlesssimmer.com image 500x333]

[alloveralbany.com image 525x700]

[www.olehickorybbq.com image 720x537]

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CARDIOLOGIST. EAT FAIR FOOD TODAY.

Precisely. State and County fairs are for eating deep fried lard on a stick and drinking enough alcohol to pickle all of Milwaukee.

Clearly you've not been to the NYS Fair. A lot of people don't realize it, but NY is largely farmland - most people hear "New York" and automatically think NYC. I've lived here nearly my entire life and been there once, because it is over 300 miles away. Currently I live in a big dairy/corn farming area, with some orchards and other stuff scattered around.

Last time I went to the Fair (circa 2004), it was 70% agriculture and like 20% 'show' animal stuff, iirc. In my own defense I was dragged by a friend with a show horse obsession so I spent most of the morning attempting to sleep on a bleacher bench, because I really didn't give a fark about that part and didn't realize that's what she wanted to see. Afterwords we wandered around and saw lots of heirloom breeds of chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, etc. I may have been too tired at that point to see the more 'deep fried' aspects of fair food, but really I took away 'farming' from the whole experience.

So next time someone says New York and you think City, think again. ~80%* of this state has some kind of farming or forestland going on.

*Not intended to be a factual amount but you get the idea



I don't understand how his comment conveys the idea that he believes all of NY is one giant city. It's basically all farmland where I live, too. Our state and county fairs deep fry anything they can get their hands on and serve it with oceans of alcohol, precisely as he said. But there are currently uneaten animals there, too.
 
2012-09-02 03:22:13 AM  

ladyfortuna: Gyrfalcon: BronyMedic: What the fark is wrong with these philistines? What boot licking moron goes to a fair to eat healthy food?

[www.endlesssimmer.com image 500x333]

[alloveralbany.com image 525x700]

[www.olehickorybbq.com image 720x537]

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CARDIOLOGIST. EAT FAIR FOOD TODAY.

Precisely. State and County fairs are for eating deep fried lard on a stick and drinking enough alcohol to pickle all of Milwaukee.

Clearly you've not been to the NYS Fair. A lot of people don't realize it, but NY is largely farmland - most people hear "New York" and automatically think NYC. I've lived here nearly my entire life and been there once, because it is over 300 miles away. Currently I live in a big dairy/corn farming area, with some orchards and other stuff scattered around.


Haha! Gyrfalcon thinks the New York fair is in Manhattan. What a maroon!!
 
2012-09-02 03:25:55 AM  
"You can opt to leave off the bacon"

I lol'd.
 
2012-09-02 03:40:08 AM  

belhade: A baked potato?? A baked potato?? What is this, Russia??


In Idaho they worship you for a potato.
 
2012-09-02 03:46:22 AM  
Trust the vegetarians to get all butt hurt about state fair food.
 
2012-09-02 03:53:44 AM  

smokesteam: Trust the vegetarians to get all butt hurt about state fair food.


To be fair, most of the people who eat state fair food end up butthurt eventually.
 
2012-09-02 03:59:13 AM  

davidphogan: belhade: A baked potato?? A baked potato?? What is this, Russia??

In Idaho they worship you for a potato.


In Florida, they worshipped a potato.

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2012-09-02 04:08:06 AM  
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2012-09-02 04:12:29 AM  
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2012-09-02 04:21:14 AM  

Relatively Obscure: ladyfortuna: Gyrfalcon: BronyMedic: What the fark is wrong with these philistines? What boot licking moron goes to a fair to eat healthy food?

[www.endlesssimmer.com image 500x333]

[alloveralbany.com image 525x700]

[www.olehickorybbq.com image 720x537]

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CARDIOLOGIST. EAT FAIR FOOD TODAY.

Precisely. State and County fairs are for eating deep fried lard on a stick and drinking enough alcohol to pickle all of Milwaukee.

Clearly you've not been to the NYS Fair. A lot of people don't realize it, but NY is largely farmland - most people hear "New York" and automatically think NYC. I've lived here nearly my entire life and been there once, because it is over 300 miles away. Currently I live in a big dairy/corn farming area, with some orchards and other stuff scattered around.

Last time I went to the Fair (circa 2004), it was 70% agriculture and like 20% 'show' animal stuff, iirc. In my own defense I was dragged by a friend with a show horse obsession so I spent most of the morning attempting to sleep on a bleacher bench, because I really didn't give a fark about that part and didn't realize that's what she wanted to see. Afterwords we wandered around and saw lots of heirloom breeds of chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, etc. I may have been too tired at that point to see the more 'deep fried' aspects of fair food, but really I took away 'farming' from the whole experience.

So next time someone says New York and you think City, think again. ~80%* of this state has some kind of farming or forestland going on.

*Not intended to be a factual amount but you get the idea


I don't understand how his comment conveys the idea that he believes all of NY is one giant city. It's basically all farmland where I live, too. Our state and county fairs deep fry anything they can get their hands on and serve it with oceans of alcohol, precisely as he said. But there are currently uneaten animals there, too.


NY is 25% farmland and 63% forest. Once you leave the NYC the state is basically empty with a few exceptions mainly along the Hudson and Erie Canal.

/Got dragged to the fair as a child; cows, milk, carnies...
//They are probably just running short on meat after Kobayashi was there last weekend.
 
2012-09-02 04:47:22 AM  
My favorite thing at the county fair was the booth where you could get for-real home-made root beer from a wooden keg.

The second best thing I've ever tasted.
 
2012-09-02 05:28:30 AM  
All that gooey artery-clogging cheese! Any vegetarian who eats like that is self-deceived. And remember, dairy cows go to the slaughter house when the can no longer produce enough milk.
 
2012-09-02 06:43:39 AM  
I swear that cow was a vegetarian before I ate her
 
2012-09-02 07:56:06 AM  
Vegertarian? Fark that!
 
2012-09-02 08:33:11 AM  
FEAR NOT!
I was just at the NY State Fair yesterday (caught a little bit of the free Eddie Money show), and you can still get oodles of things deep fried. I personally had both deep fried cheese curd and deep fried pb&j yesterday, amd they were excellent.

The only places that mystified me was the place that sold shark on a stick (no, just no), and the Little Ceasers booth.
 
2012-09-02 08:35:03 AM  
There's a bar in Boulder that has a burger called the "Hippie's nightmare." It's a veggie burger with BACON and cheese.
 
hej
2012-09-02 08:39:53 AM  

RodneyToady: That article had way more exclamation points than I'm comfortable with.


If you don't use exclamation points, nobody will listen to you.
 
2012-09-02 08:51:20 AM  

rnatalie: There's a bar in Boulder that has a burger called the "Hippie's nightmare." It's a veggie burger with BACON and cheese.


That sounds tastey.
 
2012-09-02 09:02:10 AM  

SilentStrider: rnatalie: There's a bar in Boulder that has a burger called the "Hippie's nightmare." It's a veggie burger with BACON and cheese.

That sounds tastey.


I order a burger like that all the time.
 
2012-09-02 09:37:24 AM  
When I was a kid the NYS fair gave those potatoes out for free. You would wait in line for at least 1.5 hours to get one. You could then go get a baked bean sandwich for 25 cents. a glass of milk for 5 cents. as a kid if you were careful you could go to the fair, jump the fence to get in, and stay all day for about 2 bucks. Now my kids, when we go, 200$ min for a few hours of crappy entertainment.

If you have never been to the NYS fair it is easily duplicated by going to Wall-mart, knocking over a trash can and standing in the trash, eating a sausage sandwich while fat people bump into you
 
2012-09-02 09:49:43 AM  
sounds kinda "fair". get it?
 
2012-09-02 09:59:29 AM  

Solid Muldoon: My favorite thing at the county fair was the booth where you could get for-real home-made root beer from a wooden keg.

The second best thing I've ever tasted.


That's delicious and perfect for washing down a corn dog.
 
2012-09-02 10:36:53 AM  

belhade: A baked potato?? A baked potato?? What is this, Russia??


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It's not Russia, is it?
 
2012-09-02 11:07:41 AM  

aerojockey: I had a deep-fried Snickers bar at the LA County fair today, so I'm getting a k sick.

 

ftfy
 
2012-09-02 11:51:18 AM  
I was at the Washington County (NY) Fair two weeks ago and ordered "Fried Veggies" from a "Bloomin' Onion"-centric stand.

I received well over a pound of battered and deepfried zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms and broccoli and a side of horseradish dipping sauce. I was not disappointed.

/batter was salty as hell though.
//not complaining
 
2012-09-02 12:33:40 PM  
This thread is useless without the butter sculpture.
 
2012-09-02 01:30:50 PM  

Relatively Obscure: ladyfortuna: Gyrfalcon: BronyMedic:

I don't understand how his comment conveys the idea that he believes all of NY is one giant city. It's basically all farmland where I live, too. Our state and county fairs deep fry anything they can get their hands on and serve it with oceans of alcohol, precisely as he said. But there are currently uneaten animals there, too.


I never said HIS comment, I said a lot of people. Almost every time I've been out of state and told people I'm from NY, you can just see them imagining NYC in their heads.
 
2012-09-02 02:27:19 PM  
Took 100 dollars to the fair a few years ago. My wife and I already had our tickets, so the cash was just for fun.

Went looking for something to eat and got pissed off. 3 dollars for an ear of corn... 13 dollars for a sandwhich, 5 dollars for a corn dog. Left with over 90 dollars because I refused to pay exorbitent prices. If I want to get bent over, I'll just go to Disneyland.
 
2012-09-02 04:25:59 PM  

ladyfortuna: Gyrfalcon: BronyMedic: What the fark is wrong with these philistines? What boot licking moron goes to a fair to eat healthy food?

[www.endlesssimmer.com image 500x333]

[alloveralbany.com image 525x700]

[www.olehickorybbq.com image 720x537]

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CARDIOLOGIST. EAT FAIR FOOD TODAY.

Precisely. State and County fairs are for eating deep fried lard on a stick and drinking enough alcohol to pickle all of Milwaukee.

Clearly you've not been to the NYS Fair. A lot of people don't realize it, but NY is largely farmland - most people hear "New York" and automatically think NYC. I've lived here nearly my entire life and been there once, because it is over 300 miles away. Currently I live in a big dairy/corn farming area, with some orchards and other stuff scattered around.

Last time I went to the Fair (circa 2004), it was 70% agriculture and like 20% 'show' animal stuff, iirc. In my own defense I was dragged by a friend with a show horse obsession so I spent most of the morning attempting to sleep on a bleacher bench, because I really didn't give a fark about that part and didn't realize that's what she wanted to see. Afterwords we wandered around and saw lots of heirloom breeds of chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, etc. I may have been too tired at that point to see the more 'deep fried' aspects of fair food, but really I took away 'farming' from the whole experience.

So next time someone says New York and you think City, think again. ~80%* of this state has some kind of farming or forestland going on.

*Not intended to be a factual amount but you get the idea


Oh, piffle. I used to go to rural county fairs all the time in the depths of California. Yeah there were exhibits and animals and all the rest (we had rabbits and sheep with my 4H group) and it was great. Nobody is impugning your county/state fair, but you don't go to ANY fair to eat salad and sip mineral water.
 
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