MN State Fair unveils new foods for 2019

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.(KARE11) — Some people come for the rides, some for the displays, some come....

Awwww, come on, let's get serious. Ask Minnesota State fairgoers why they walk through the gates in Falcon Heights, and most will tell you it's ALL about the food. Deep fried, on a stick, you name it and they'll eat it.

On Tuesday State Fair officials made what is arguably the most anticipated reveal of the year, taking the wraps off the menu of what's new for the 2019 Great Minnesota Get-Together.


Bada Bing Sandwich: Italian-inspired warm flatbread sandwich with ham, salami, melted mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, fresh basil and creamy balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Located at The Sandwich Stop, located on the west side of Clough Street between Carnes & Judson avenues.

Cheesy Sriracha Funnel Cake Bites: Bite-sized funnel cake pieces infused with a blend of Parmesan, Romano and mozzarella cheeses, deep-fried and finished with a sprinkle of sharp cheddar and chives, and served with homemade Sriracha aioli dipping sauce. Ranch or garlic butter dipping sauce is also available. Find it at Funnel Cakes, located on the north side of Dan Patch Avenue between Nelson & Underwood streets.

Cuban Fusion Fajita:Carnitas-style roast pork, deli-sliced ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickles and Juanita’s Fajitas’ signature mustard folded into a flour tortilla. At Juanita’s Fajitas, located west of Nelson Street just south of the Grandstand.

Deep-Fried Dilly Dog: Pickle stuffed with bratwurst, dipped in batter and deep-fried. At Swine & Spuds, located in the Warner Coliseum, east side.

Fried Tacos On-A-Stick: Two stuffed tacos – one filled with green chorizo and potatoes and one filled with a vegetarian black bean and corn mix – deep-fried, topped with crumbled cheese and a drizzle of guacamole salsa and served on-a-stick. (Aug. 28 - Sept. 2 only) At Midtown Global Market’s Taco Cat, located in the Taste of the Midtown Global Market booth at the International Bazaar, east wall.

Grilled Sota Sandwich: Cinnamon nut butter and Minnesota blueberry marmalade served warm on Irish soda bread. Gluten-free and dairy-free. At Brim, located at the North End, northwest section.

Halo Cone: A swirled blend of cotton candy and blue raspberry soft serve ice cream in a halo of vanilla cotton candy and sprinkled with a mix of candy toppings. At Rainbow Ice Cream, located in the Grandstand, upper level, east section near the stairs tower.

Mini Donut Latte: A traditional latte with house-made mini donut flavoring, whole milk and espresso topped with a dusting of cinnamon and sugar. At The Anchor Coffee House, located on the west side of Underwood Street between Carnes & Judson avenues outside Ramberg Music Cafe.

No Bologna Coney: Italian mortadella pork sausage flavored with pistachios and Mancini’s pepper blend, served on a buttered and toasted split-top bun, and topped with mild muffuletta olive and pepper salad. At Mancini’s al Fresco, located on the north side of Carnes Avenue between Nelson & Underwood streets.

Thelma’s Handmade Ice Cream Sandwiches: Serving 10 varieties of ice cream sandwiches made with two cookies and ice cream: Snickerdoodle, chocolate chip, cayenne chocolate chip, strawberry sugar cookie, banana peanut butter, mint double chocolate chip, double chocolate chip, chocolate peanut butter, s’mores, and gluten-free snickerdoodle. Located on the southeast corner of Judson Avenue & Underwood Street.