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Leave your diet at home: Deep-fried eats are what’s on the menu at the Puyallup Fair

The Totally Fried booth will offer chocolate covered bacon, deep-fried cookie dough and all kinds of deep-fried food at the Puyallup Fair, which opens today.

If there are two things Ben Hilberg knows about fair food, it’s grease and portability. His Puyallup Fair food booths, Totally Fried and Food on a Stick, generated food buzz last year thanks to a menu full of kitschy eats.

Case in point: A fried chicken patty with Krispy Kreme doughnuts as buns. Yes, you read that correctly. Hilberg served fried chicken doughnut sandwiches at the Puyallup Fair last year. And people ate them.

Both booths will return to this year’s fair, which opens today and continues through Sept. 26, with food that’s exaggerated on the caloric scale. Pair his fried eats with an Earthquake burger and you better make sure you eat a week of vegetables to detox. Read more »


An excuse to eat meat: St. Meatentine’s Day Saturday at the Harmon Tap Room

It’s a new, fun, made up holiday. And it’s something I can get behind: a holiday devoted to meat.

The first ever St. Meatentine’s Day is Saturday Aug. 14 at the Harmon Tap Room. The event is the beefy vision of Steve Haverly, a self-described meat fanatic and lifelong Tacoman.

I asked Haverly why he was hosting the event Saturday at the Harmon and he said the event is, simply put, to honor meat and men. Says Haverly by email: “I decided that men need a holiday that they look forward to just as women generally look forward to Valentine’s Day.

A big bacon salute to Haverly. Click “more” to read about St. Meatentine’s Day. If you go to the event, please take pictures and tag them to the TNT Diner Facebook page.
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