7 New Food Vendors at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair

Funky Grits, Brim, and Blue Ox Burger Bar among new vendors

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The Minnesota State Fair released its list of new food vendors for 2019, and it’s a mix of sweet and savory, but mostly sweet. The Fair runs between August 22 and September 2.

Check out Jason DeRusha’s top picks for the new State Fair foods here.

Thelma’s Handmade Ice Cream Sandwiches: Serving 10 varieties of ice cream sandwiches (above) 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 and Underwood Street

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Blue Ox Burger Bar: Serving build-your-own hamburgers, cheeseburgers and bacon cheeseburgers (with ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, pickles and more); breakfast sandwiches (sausage or bacon with egg and cheese on a toasted English muffin); crinkle-cut fries; tater tots; and assorted beverages. Located on the southeast corner of Judson Avenue and Clough Street

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Brim: Serving the Grilled Sota Sandwich (cinnamon nut butter and Minnesota blueberry marmalade served warm on gluten-free Irish soda bread); Joey Mary (iced coffee slushie topped with a skewer of gluten-free baked goods); coffee slushies; brewed coffee; blueberry lemonade; and mint green lemonade. Flavorings and colors made with organic and natural ingredients. Located at the North End, northwest section

Funky Grits: Serving Shrimp & Grits Fritters (aged cheddar grits, gulf shrimp, onions and Creole seasoning, deep-fried and served with aioli dipping sauce); gluten-free. Also selling bottles of Cry Baby Craig’s hot sauce. Located in the Food Building, east wall

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iPierogi: Serving stuffed cabbage rolls (cabbage leaves wrapped around seasoned ground pork and rice, prepared with tomato sauce and served with a dinner roll); pierogies in three varieties (meat, potato and cheese, and meat/potato/cheese combination, garnished with bacon and caramelized onion and served with sour cream and arugula on the side; vegetarian option on request); Polish sausages (with homemade sauerkraut); and blintzes (sweet cheese rolls sprinkled with powdered sugar and drizzled with chocolate syrup). Located in the Food Building, south wall

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Kora’s Cookie Dough: Serving deep-fried chocolate chip cookie dough topped with powdered sugar and chocolate drizzle; and cookie dough on-a- stick in five flavors: classic chocolate chip, Grandma’s sugar cookie, monster cookie, Reese’s peanut butter, and Oreo fudge. All five flavors can be dipped in chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter or butterscotch chips and rolled in sprinkles or peanuts. Sugar cookie variety is vegan- friendly. Located on south side of Dan Patch Avenue between Cooper and Cosgrove streets

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Strawberries ‘n Crème: Serving fresh strawberries with non-dairy whipped topping; and fresh-brewed iced tea with strawberry flavoring. Located on the southwest corner of Randall Avenue & Underwood Street

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