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Sep.
5th

Fair food: It’s big, and it just keeps getting bigger. See what’s on the menu in Puyallup tomorrow

The Earthquake Burger. Do not try this at home.
The Earthquake Burger. Do not try this at home.

Fair food always is enormous – and seems to become more gigantified every year.

The caloric count of an Earthquake burger at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup (Sept. 6-22) probably could sustain an entire family for a day (add cheese and onions cooked in butter and make it two days).

As the staffer tasked every September to eat fair food and write about it – check back next week for the report – I try not to think about what all those giant burgers, bricks of fries and foot long corn dogs do to my arteries. Let’s just say I spend the last half of September attempting to go vegan.

But calorie counting is just no fun, right? Let’s squish deep down inside us all those terrible things our mothers told us about eating fatty foods.

The fair is about caloric splurging. And food oddities. And really big food. And grease. Lots of grease.

My tongue is planted firmly in cheek when I write this, but this year’s offerings at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup look bigger, better and more fried than ever. Take a look. Read more »