Day 1, N.C. State Fair Deep-Fried Review: Falafel and Reese’s Cups (with video)

Gentle Readers, it is way too late to be blogging, but sometimes, the good news must be shared. This evening I ate my dinner standing up, cruising the midway of the N.C. State Fair 2011, with a most excellent group of people from the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. More on this great cause later in the week.

Falafel Stand!

Falafel Stand!

Today’s news is about balancing healthy with not so much. For my main, I chose falafel. Portable, vegetable, delectable!

Falafel was made to be street food!

Falafel was made to be street food!

For my wise choice, I received a “I ate a salad at the fair.” So feeling most righteous, I proceeded here:

The Siren Song of Deep Fried; Candy Bars

The Siren Song of Deep Fried; Candy Bars

And ate this:

Hello Magical Deep Fried Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, We Meet at Last.

Hello Magical Deep Fried Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, We Meet at Last.

Roll the tape:

Balance in the force! I was impressed with how clean and safe the fair felt, how many food options there were (including vegetarian, gluten-free, and international), and how incredibly awesome all of the people I spoke with were. More interviews coming as the week goes on.

Share your food finds here in the comments section, be you seasoned fairgoer from another state, or N.C. State Fair fan! Can’t wait to hear what you’re eating (and to try a bite if I’m nearby).

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But wait, there’s more: Deep-Fried Legends of the Fair.

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