Heaven on a Stick: a trip to

posted by Jason Kottke Sep 04, 2003

Heaven on a Stick: a trip to the Minnesota State Fair.

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GluttonSep 04, 2003 at 12:23PM

1) A trip to the Minnesota Get-Together without a pronto pup? Sucka foo. 2) Don't knock the pork chop on a stick until you've tested it.

Dave HendlerSep 04, 2003 at 10:53PM

And they missed the best food on a stick at the Minnesota Fair - the Fried Twinkie on a Stick.

JoseSep 04, 2003 at 11:50PM

And I thought that pronto pups were only summer in Grand Haven, Michigan food. It seems they have migrated across the lake.

jaimehotdishSep 05, 2003 at 9:04AM

we saw people walking around blindly whilst gobbling the pups - shoving the entire stake into their mouths, asking to be pushed over to their deaths, death by pronto pup stake. it was enough to keep us away.

Deep Fried Butter on a StickSep 05, 2003 at 12:23PM

I go on a crash diet 3-4 works prior to the Minnesota State Fair. For more than a decade, a friend and I have engaged in multi-day food wars in a united effort to take the art of fair eating where it has never gone before. My record day this year (not even close to my personal best, back when I was young and spry) is outlined below:

Beer ($5)
Deep Fried Cheese Curds ($3)
Pronto Pop ($3)
Beer ($5)
Roasted Corn ($2)
Pork Chop on a Stick ($5)
Beer ($5)
French Fry Bucket ($4.75)
Beer ($5)
Roasted Corn ($2)
Deep Fried Cheese Curds ($3)
Alligator on a Stick ($3.25)
Beer ($5)
Turkey Jerky ($3)
Sweet Marthas Cookies and Milk ($4.75)
Large Lemonade ($4)
Tiny Tims Mini Donuts ($3.75)

Total Consumption: $71.25

JMSep 05, 2003 at 2:30PM

i once saw jaime eat a fried kitten on a stick. if you have kittens, keep them the hell away from the minnesota state fair.

Bevington Sarah Jan 25, 2004 at 5:38AM

'Love -- a grave mental disease.' Plato

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