Photos: Deep Fried Hot Sauce At The L.A. County Fair (And Other Fried Decadence)
It's September in Los Angeles, which means that if you saunter your way out to the Pomona Fairplex in, err, Pomona, you can stuff your face with any number of exceptionally decadent foodstuffs at the Los Angeles County Fair. LAist sent our photographer Annie Lesser out to Pomona to document some of the positively immoral cuisine presently available for all to consume at the County Fair.
High on the list of indulgences to try this year is the deep fried hot sauce, offered by by Chicken Charlie's (who last year introduced us to deep fried guacamole). Other offerings include an enormous fried-chicken-and-waffle-in-one on a stick (also Charlie's), some sumptuous looking vegan jackfruit tacos put together by Plant Food For The People, some deep fried nachos over at Spud Ranch, along with your usual assortment of fried-everything-elses and American comfort food that county fairs are known for. Rumor has it the fried hot sauce isn't too spicy either!
No stress if you can't get out to the fair this Labor Day weekend either. The decadence will continue all through the month of September until the 25th. Though the fair isn't open on Mondays and Tuesdays, it is open all five other days of the week. Wednesday through Friday the faire opens at noon and closes up between 10 p.m. and midnight depending on the day. On Saturday and Sunday the fair opens at 10 a.m., and stays open until midnight on Saturday, and 10 p.m. on Sunday. More information can be found on the event's website.
If you want to make an already opulent adventure even better, take the train there! As always, Metrolink offers service directly from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to the county fairgrounds. More information can be found at Metrolink's website.
Those French toast bombs tho...