Poppy’s Fair Food Picks

If you think of the 2013 California State Fair as a really big restaurant, wait till you see the menu.

Here is a sampling of the sometimes wacky offerings from more than 100 inventive vendors willing to fry, chill, boil, broil, sauté or serve up almost anything on a stick:

Appetizers

Deep Fried Artichoke Hearts

Shrimp Cocktail (with or without Octopus)

Feta & Mixed Cheese Plate

Veggie Kabob

Spanakopita

Cheesy Bacon Bombs

Entrees

Breakfast Burrito

Big Beef Rib (24-ounce steak on a 17-inch cow’s rib)

5 Alarm Deep-Fried Burger

Roasted Veggie Panini

Pork Chop on a Stick

Ceviche Tostada

Chocolate-Covered Corn Dog

Squeeze Inn’s Burgers and Fries

Jumbo Corn Dog

Krispy Kreme Donut Burger

Egg Roll on a Stick

State Fair Taco

Deluxe Chicken Wrap

Wood Fired Pizza

Sides

Traditional Southern Greens

Brick of curly fries

Papaya Salad

Cheese Fries Bucket

Cilantro-Lime Rice

Roasted Corn

Deep Fried Green Beans

Sweet Potato Tots

Deep-Fried Mac ‘n’ Cheese on a Stick

Deep-Fried Spiral Cut Potato on a Stick

Deep-Fried Grilled Cheese

Cottage Cheese and Peaches

Desserts

Take & Bake Cinnamon Rolls

Beignets

Maple Bacon Sundae

World’s Largest Gelato Waffle Cone

Chocolate Dipped Key Lime Pie on a Stick

Deep Fried Watermelon

Chocolate or Strawberry Jalapeno Ice Cream Sundae

Deep-Fried Cinnamon Rolls with Icing

Deep-Fried Fruity Pebbles

Caramel Apples

Le Grande Turtle Funnel Cake

Spaghetti Ice Cream

Hot Fudge Sundae Funnel Cake

Grilled Pineapple

Dippin Dots

Cool Beverages

Merlino’s Freeze

Italian Soda

Mocha Freeze

Slush Puppie Mix-It-Up

ICEE

Lemonade

Specialty Ice Teas

Photo Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky | CBSSacramento.com