The "Great Minnesota Get Together", the Minnesota State Fair is August 22-though-September 2... and the Fair has just announced over 40 NEW foods to try this year.

I love me some fried foods. I really want to try the Philly Fries (shown above). They sound delicious with seasoned waffle fries topped with Philly steak, sautéed onions, red & green peppers and melted American-Swiss cheese. You can find them at Andy's Grille located on Carnes Ave., near Chambers Street.

Of course it wouldn't be a day at the fair without trying some fried food too. Deep Fried Olives are on my list of foods to take down this year and the Three Little Pigs Torta with pork loin, black forest ham and applewood smoked bacon served on a toasted French bread roll with beans, tomatoes, onions, jalapeño peppers, chipotle mayo, lettuce, Swiss cheese and avocado.

How good does THAT sound? I can't wait for the "Great Minnesota Get Together!"