Another day covering politicians at the Illinois State Fair, another day chalked full of fair fare. I might have to go up a size in pants after this week from all the fair food, but it’s been worth it.
Today’s selection, as of 2:30, includes a pork chop on a stick, which once again, isn’t actually on a stick, its just a bone in chop. It was grilled and seasoned with some salty concoction and was pretty good, not overcooked like most pork products at events like this are. Then again, it was made by the pork producers here in the state, so it makes sense that they would know their way around a piece of pig. Cost of a pork chop on a stick — $6.
My wife got a lamb sandwich. She wasn’t expecting the BBQ sauce, though that didn’t exactly detract from the sandwich. The best analogy for it was a brisket. The meat was chunky and tender. Because it was lamb the meat was nice and fatty. I’d give it a solid B. Cost of a lamb sandwich — Ask my wife.
We split some sweet potato fries. I have a soft spot in my heart, or maybe my stomach, for these guys. The mixture of salty and sweet is what does it. The fries, bought from the same stand as the lamb sandwich, were good, but no better than any other sweet potato french fries.
I’m going back out later today to eat some kind of deep-fried sugary concoction. If my heart and stomach hold up, I’ll report back later.