The San Diego County Fair is once again here. It’s something I look forward to every year and this year is no exception. This year’s theme is the Fab Four, celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first visit to the US.
As always, my main focus for attending is the fair food. I’m proud to say that my group of four managed to finish every single bite of what we bought at the fair this year, a first. Usually we have leftovers, unwanted food that gets tossed, etc. But we went with two people this year that more than held their weight. They promised to be human garbage cans and they fulfilled those words. Heck, even the jalapeno juice was gulped down (More on that later).
Near the main entrance is Chicken Charlie’s, one of the most popular food stands, which brings over-the-top fried creations each year. One of their new items this year was the calorie bomb Triple Decker Krispy Kreme cheeseburger. I don’t even want to know the nutritional value of that. We ended up passing on it.
But I did have my heart set on another new item, deep fried chicken skins!
These fluffy, short-cut waffles are stuffed with a gooey Nutella filling, perfect for a weekend breakfast treat.
I got the idea to make Nutella stuffed waffles last week. Normally, waffles have a liquid batter, making it hard to add a filling without it being quite messy. But I found a way.
As I mentioned last week in my TJ Oyster Bar 2 post, I recently visited both TJ Oyster Bar locations. While the newer location is a bigger, sit-down restaurant, the original one is a small, casual shop. The menu is more limited, but also cheaper (fish tacos are just 99 cents each!).
Shrimp Ceviche Tostada
This is a popular item here but it wasn’t one of my favorites. There wasn’t much flavor and the thin tostada didn’t hold up well with all the liquid from the ceviche.
Smoked Tuna Taco and Fried Oyster Taco