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dutchess county fair...

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dutchess county fair...

bob gaj | Aug 24, 2004 06:58 PM

here's the link to last year's:

[BROKEN LINK REMOVED]

some comments from the '04 version:

-> the roast beef stand had aprons from b&b catering, springfield, nj for whatever that's worth. i'm not a big horseradish fan - had it on the roast beef, and it absolutely made it even better. my buds were salivating. 6.50 for roast beef, $1 extra for cheese.
-> heard lots of comments about the cream puff (from tastebudds.com - a cia chef, and the desserts sure *looked* good. and sounded good. but the cream puff...well, i'm sorry, but i just didn't get excited about it. it's pastry, with cream puff in the middle, all topped by a lot of chocolate poured on top...but it didn't knock me out, and i wouldn't get it again. $5
-> almost got the ribbon fries (up top, across from the oval) but didn't feel like paying $6 for a doggie bowl size order of fries (i was full from other stuff).
john's fries were $3 for small / $4 for regular / $6 for large.

all the usual suspects were back, there was also a mushroom person (!), maybe he was there before? but i don't know.

in the oval area was a person selling roasted almonds in all sorts of different varieties, including strawberry cheesecake.

two tempura vendors, but nothing exciting offered from either.

i think the pierogies are now 3.25 for 3.

one vendor had apple crisp, which looked interesting. fried dough (that my wife had) was ok, nothing out of the ordinary. apple fritters (near the entrance / kettle korn man) were 3/$2, 6/$3. ok, nothing spectacular. if you want real good apple fritters, go to southington, ct. for their apple harvest in october...i've only had them cold / reheated, and they're good then. everyone who's had them first hand says reheated is nowhere near as good as just-made, so i can only imagine...

i wish i had time to go through the many inside galleries, but had to rush unfortunately. maybe i'll go back solo, and walk around this weekend...

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