The hidden gem foods Minnesota State Fair staff eat

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So there are hundreds of foods to taste at the Minnesota State Fair. And if you’re only heading out to the Great Minnesota Get Together one day, your stomach — and your wallet — can only handle so much.

The official new Fair foods get a lot of buzz (get my reviews of 2019 new foods here), and there are the State Fair staples like Sweet Martha’s Cookies, Pronto Pups and cheese curds.

I wanted to know what the Media Relations team at the Minnesota State Fair eat. They know the State Fair more than anyone else I know. So I asked. And this list has some true hidden gems.

I presented some of these foods on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live.

Puff Daddy On-a-Stick

+Thai sausage wrapped in puff pastry
+From Sausage Sister & Me
+In the Food Building, east side

Chicken & Rice Bowl

+Grilled chopped chicken breast, yellow rice
+From Patinella’s Chicken Grill
+Chambers Street, just south of the Grandstand

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Credit: Mancini’s

Porketta Pig Wings

+Roasted spilt pork shanks
+From Mancini’s al Fresco
+Carnes Avenue between Nelson & Underwood

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Pickle Dog

+Quarter dill pickle coated with cream cheese and wrapped in pastrami
+From Pickle Dog
+Carnes Avenue between Liggett & Chambers

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Pretzel

+Fresh hand-twisted pretzel baked on-site with toppings or sides (butter, honey mustard, cheddar cheese sauce, garlic & butter, cinnamon sugar, mustard)
+From Pretzel Haus
+Liggett Street between Carnes & Judson

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Baked Potato with Pulled Pork

+Baked potato with barbecue-smoked Carolina pork, sour cream, cheddar cheese, chives, chili, bacon)
+From BBQ Baked Potato
+Cooper Street between Dan Patch & Judson, outside the Food Building

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+From Que Viet
+Cooper Street, outside the Merchandise Mart

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Wild Rice Burger

+Hamburger made with wild rice
+From Wild Rice Specialties
+In the Food Building, northeast side

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Frozen Cider Pop

+Popsicles made with cider from Minnesota grown apples
+From Minnesota Apples
+In the Agriculture Horticulture Building, west side

Gluten-Free Muffins

+From Hamline Church Dining Hall
+Dan Patch Avenue between Underwood & Cooper

Peg Muffin

+Sandwich with fried egg, sausage, cheese, tomato
+From The Peg
+Outside of the Agriculture Horticulture Building, southeast side

Lemonade

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+From Netterfield’s Food Court
+Cooper Street between Wright & Dan Patch

Wood Fire Pizzas

+Cheese, margarita, sausage, pepperoni, sweet corn and bacon
+From Blue Moon Dine-In Theater
+Corner of Carnes Avenue & Chambers Street

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Fish Taco

+Deep-fried tilapia, cabbage, mango salsa, red onion and sauces in a flour tortilla
+From San Felipe Tacos
+Food Building, east wall

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