Florida State Fair releases list of new food for 2019

Hillsborough County
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With just days to go before the Florida State Fair begins, the list of new food for fair goers to try has been released. 

From the “buffaloaded” mac and cheese quesadilla to fried cookie dough, there’s something for everyone when the fair begins Feb. 7.

Buffaloaded mac and cheese quesadilla (Florida State Fair)

Bryan’s Concessions – Buffaloaded mac and cheese quesadilla 
Check out this quesadilla loaded with shredded buffalo chicken and queso mac and cheese, topped with bacon and crushed up Doritos.

Giant mozzarella stick (Florida State Fair)

Angela’s Pizza – Giant mozzarella cheese stick 
What’s a fair without fried food? In this case, it’s specifically a 1/4 lb. of mozzarella cheese, on a stick, deep fried until golden brown. It’s served with homemade marinara sauce or buttermilk ranch.

Red beans and rice funnel (Florida State Fair)

The Best Around – Red beans and rice funnel cake
This funnel cake is made by using spices, then red beans and rice are mixed in the batter to turn this cake savory fried golden brown. Then smoked sausage, onions, peppers and beans are added on top to bring it all together.

Gourmet Cookie Dough (Florida State Fair)

The Happy Dough – Gourmet cookie dough
Just like grandma used to make, but now it’s safe to eat. Offered to fair-goers are the two most popular flavors: Classic Chocolate Chip and Sparkly Sugar Cookie.

Fried Cookie Dough (Florida State Fair)

The Happy Dough – Fried cookie dough
The deep fried cookie dough is a heavenly mix of a crispy, warm batter with a soft and gooey cookie dough center. Customers can choose from Classic Chocolate Chip, Birthday Cake or Peanut Butter Cookie Dough.

The Bird's Nest (Florida State Fair)

Lock and Dam Eatery – The Birds Nest
This dish is made up of two large scallops wrapped in angel hair, fried and topped with lobster cream sauce.

Italian nachos (Florida State Fair)

Lock and Dam Eatery – Italian nachos
These nachos are made of fried pita chips and topped with shrimp, tomatoes, banana peppers, chives and shrimp all finished with lobster cream sauce.

Jalapeno popper grilled cheese (Florida State Fair)

The Giddy Pig – Jalapeno popper grilled cheese
The Giddy Pig is serving a grilled cheese sandwich on Texas toast stuffed full with jalapenos, bacon and an assortment of cream cheese, provolone and cheddar cheese.

Caramelized onion and pulled pork BBQ (Florida State Fair)

The Giddy Pig – Carmaelized onion and pulled pork BBQ sandwich
At the Giddy Pig, you can also order a pulled pork BBQ sandwich grilled with caramelized onions paired with freshly sliced cheddar cheese.

Taco grilled cheese (Florida State Fair)

The Giddy Pig – Taco grilled cheese
This stop at the fair offers a Mexican-style grilled cheese with taco meat, salsa and shredded lettuce. It’s served with sour cream on the side as a dipping sauce.

Rainbow grilled cheese (Florida State Fair)

The Giddy Pig – Rainbow grilled cheese
Finally at The Giddy Pig, you can feast on this blend of mozzarella, provolone and Gouda that are colored to match the colors of a rainbow.

BBQ pork on top of pork rinds (Florida State Fair)

Carousel Foods – BBQ pork on pork rind nachos
Don’t fall off the low carb wagon with these pork rind nachos, made of pork rind topped with BBQ pork, shredded melted cheese, jalapeños and tomatoes.

Black cherry burger (Florida State Fair)

Carousel Foods – Black cherry burger
This original idea consists of a fresh burger patty filled with cherries, basil, shallots, and garlic topped with Gouda cheese, two slices of bacon, and a cherry orange relish all on a toasted brioche bun.

Cuban pizza (Florida State Fair)

Pizza Emporium – Cuban pizza
This Cuban-style pizza has a Dijonnaise base and is topped with a mozzarella/Swiss blend, roast pork, ham and pickles.

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Ma’s Irish Kitchen – Loaded potato bowls
This stop at the fair hosts a variety of loaded potato bowls including the classic, green and spicy.
Classic – Seasoned potatoes, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, herb sour cream
Green – Garlic and herb potatoes, seasonal vegetables, parsley pesto
Spicy – Cajun potatoes, grilled chicken, bell peppers, spicy ranch dressing

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