Search This Blog

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Every Food Stand at the San Diego Fair 2012

DO YOU SUFFER FROM FAIR FOOD ANXIETY?
You are not alone.  Fair Food Anxiety (FFA) is a common ailment that strikes most people once a year.  Normal people who order off menus just fine freeze up in indecision upon entering the Midway.  Luckily for sufferers of FFA there is hope.  Local Wally has created a cure with the Fair Food Photo Gallery, complete with scientifically accurate subjective score.  Every food stand is represented so you can make the wise choice BEFORE you set foot on the fairgrounds.  Salad lovers, sorry but there's not a green leaf in sight.

WARNING:  Common side effects include nausea, drowsiness, sleep loss, heart burn, carpal tunnel syndrome, restless leg syndrome, lazy eye and overall laziness, impotence, not caring about impotence, excessive bloating, excessive weight gain, excessive gas, strokes and heart attack, and worst case scenario, possible death.  If symptoms continue beyond 48 hours, please consult your doctor.  If death, please email me the list of stands you ate at for future reference.


WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Deep fried Snickers and Reese's  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  7 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Finger steaks - who doesn't like eating fingers?  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  6 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Giant BBQ'd turkey legs  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  9 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Pork Chop on a Stick (and you keep the stick!)  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  7 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  FryBQ Ribs, Fried Oreos  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  8 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Nothing, too healthy  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  4 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Deep Fried Girl Scout (cookies?), vegetarians pay attention as this is where you can get your daily intake of deep fried veggies LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  6 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Ho hum, boring LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  3 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Chips on a skewer?  Don' trip!    LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  7 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Wait, sausage in a tater twist?  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  8 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Deep fried butter LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  5 (out of 10)

WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Boring LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  4 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Haystack of fries LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  8 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Can pizza at the fair be any good?  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  4 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Cinnamon Rolls are the bomb!  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  9 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Caramel apple in a dish  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  7 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  When was the last time you had a Orange Julius?  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  8 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Every year I want these but even I can't do a deep fried battered potato - but I want them!   LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  9 (out of 10)

WHAT LOOKS GOOD: As if battered fried wasn't bad enough for you.  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  9 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Better than CostCo?  Doubt it.  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  5 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Carne asada looked tasty  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  7 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Caramel apples in cup!  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  8 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  A classic, Indian Fry Bread  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  8 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Has won best fish taco awards in past years LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  9 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Have to stop and get a gingerbread man just to bite his head off.  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  6 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  More veggie options for your vegetarian teen  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  7 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Had this last year and it was not great  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  3 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Street tacos  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  6 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Giant Curly Fries  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  7 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD:  Hash Dog - is that legal?  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  8 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Must..get..funnel..cake  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  9 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Mexican Funnel Cake, like a giant churro  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  9 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Corn, but this is not the classic corn stand LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  4 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Giant humungous sausages  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  8 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Nothing unusual here  LOCAL WALLY SCORE: 3 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Roasted artichokes looked great  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  9 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Better chicken coming up  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  5 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Cash only?  What's cash?  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  5 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Ribs  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  9 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Pretty credible BBQ  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  9 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Fried artichoke hearts  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  6 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: How 'bout a cinnamon roll and a Coke?  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  9 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Fried Chicken - this is the place!  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  10 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Still not sold on pizza at the Fair  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  5 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: All looks good to me LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  9 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Nathan's hot dogs  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  7 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Forget the toppings, go with plain - essential fair food.  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  10 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Meatball sandwich  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  7 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Not sure some of the fair people should be eating this  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  5 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Garlic battered mushrooms?  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  6 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Pinks, from Hollywood  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  9 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: LUV cream puffs  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  9 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: More funnel cake, yum  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  9 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Get a potato after that cinnamon roll  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  5 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Carne Asada fries!  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  8 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Shrimp and Chips  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  7 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Roast Beef sandwich  LOCAL WALLY SCORE: 7 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Wife said I had this and it sucked but still looked good  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  4 (out of 10)
WHAT LOOKS GOOD: Not sure it's worth it but bbq'd corn with hot sauce is essential  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  9 (out of 10)

WHAT LOOKS GOOD: My favorite stand since forever - it's in the Bing Crosby Hall.  LOCAL WALLY SCORE:  10 (out of 10)
GET ME OUTTA HERE!!!!  www.localwally.com

5 comments:

bethany ng said...

the only thing worth eating is a turkey leg, cinnamon roll and mini dougnuts from the doughnut making machine!

Local Wally said...

That's exactly what I had!

Local Wally said...

Now I want those Australian Battered Potatoes. Those Aussies know what they're doing.

Anonymous said...

Whoa, I think you totally missed it at Monterey Bay Seafood where you gave it a 6 for fried artichokes or something. This stand is KNOWN for its calamari. Top quality anywhere. I've been getting the calamari for like 15 years except the one year they had to re-do their processing plant or something. I also get the Aussie battered potatoes every year since they are awesome. The aussie lady actually lives at Carlsbad, but goes to a few fairs each year.

Local Wally said...

Oh man, OK, I am going back to the fair just to try the calamari!