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Lake County Fair

Cathy2 | Jul 27, 200302:55 AM


Sunday is the last opportunity to come.

I have been slowly sampling the fair food on my daily visits. For the first time at the Fair, I found elotes at a suprising booth: Charcoal Delights. This is same Charcoal Delights which someone posted a query last year wondering if anyone ever went! There is a Charcoal Delights in Grayslake which looks as populated as those in Chicago. The elotes was alright, I was just startled to see it and who was selling it.

I bought two Gyros from a fair vendor, which were better than most I buy from mortar and brick shops. VI has correctly complained of shops who pre-slice their meat and heat it up on the grill. At the Fair, there is such fast turn-around the meat can only be cut from the cone ... ok, the ones I had!

Waukegan-North Chicago BBQ institution Hillery's is present serving ribs, rib tips, pork sandwiches, ect.

There is an itty-bitty donut person there, just like they have at the Oak Park farmer's market.

"Best NEw Food 2002 at the Minnesota State Fair" In one of the commercial buildings we are graced by the presence of an ice cream chilled by nitrogen, which has a lower, colder freeze point than water. I keep taking their free samples, which taste fine. However, I don't see it as THE BEST NEW FOOD! It's a novel technique rather than a new food, ok I'm tired and getting picky.

Sunday's activities are Adult Amateur Talent Contest which has a participant GWIV would love: an 80 year old song and dance act. Demolition Derby begins at 10 and runs until evening. Tractor pulls. Auction was Saturday, Sunday is the tearful children parting company with their 4-H project pig, lamb, steer, ect.

If you do come up, then please buy your water, pop or Gatorade from the 4-H kids at the 4-H building, Demo derby and tractor pulls. I'll be wandering around these areas like the ghost of summers past.

Best regards,


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