state fair food reviews
It was a banner year for new food at the fair, and our restaurant critic tried every single new offering.
Insiders know that an ideal time to enjoy the Minnesota State Fair is in the morning.
Star Tribune restaurant critic Rick Nelson is done after a marathon day at the Minnesota State Fair of sampling every new food. Need ideas?
For 20 years, Rick Nelson has walked calmly into the fair's chaos of consumables and separated the edible from the inedible.
It follows the previous certifications of Fresh French Fries and Sweet Martha's Cookie Jar.
It's the year of bacon at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
47 new foods. Ten hours. One critic. Rick Nelson sampled it all at the State Fair; $450 later, here's his take.
Many foods introduced at the Minnesota State Fair fade into obscurity. But each year, a few take on a classic, Pronto Pup-like stature.
The Minnesota State Fair features nearly 500 food items (and yes, more than 80 are served on a stick), sold at 300-plus vendors. Restaurant critic Rick Nelson salutes eight of his favorites.
Star Tribune restaurant critic Rick Nelson put in a marathon day at the Minnesota State Fair, attempting to sample every new food offered for 2016. Let out your belt and follow along.
Star Tribune restaurant critic Rick Nelson is in for a marathon day at the Minnesota State Fair, attempting to sample every new food offered for 2017. Let out your belt and follow along.
What's on your list of once-a-year treats at the Minnesota State Fair? We asked a dozen Twin Cities chefs for their favorites.
HOW THE FOODS RANK ⋆⋆⋆⋆ Exceptional ⋆⋆⋆ Highly recommended ⋆⋆ Recommended ⋆ Satisfactory ⋆⋆⋆⋆ Butter Chicken Samosas at Hot Indian Foods, Taste of Midtown Global…
Quantity wins over quality in this year's nod to over-the-top excess in a season that boasts the most-ever new State Fair foods. We sampled dozens of offerings and rated them all.
The most underrated food category at the Minnesota State Fair? Breakfast. Think about it. The crowds? Thin. The parking? Easy. The heat? Coming later. The prices? Reasonable.
Restaurant critic Rick Nelson highlights the new State Fair foods he thinks will be hits.
The Great Minnesota Get-Together is about to get a lot spicier, thanks to the advent of more than 50 new foods, including loads of Sriracha.
Deep fried? On a stick? On the first day of the State Fair, food critic Rick Nelson fills up and dishes out his opinions on Minnesota fair foods.