Outrageous, ‘Oz-some’ Food at the San Diego County Fair 2019

It's fried, it's flavorful, it's "Oz-some." Here's a peek at some of the food being offered at this year's San Diego County Fair.

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Monica Garske
The fried, flavorful fare returns to the San Diego County Fair. There's plenty to eat -- especially for those with adventurous palates -- at this year's fair, which runs from May 31 to July 4 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This year's theme is "Oz-some," inspired by "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," so be on the look out for dishes that keep in line with the theme.
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It's not the fair without a massive, loaded hot dog from Pink's.
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Old Faithful Chicken Charlie's knows how to turn heads at the fair. This here is a multi-patty burger stacked between two doughnuts.
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Another Chicken Charlie's creation: the Buffalo Chicken Chimichanga. That red stuff on the top is Flamin' Hot Cheeto's dust.
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Mike Hess Brewing has created this beer, especially for the 2019 San Diego County Fair. It's the Wizard of Haze, a hazy IPA for those hot summer days at the fairgrounds.
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Some tasty sliders and chips.
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Emerald Farms Eatery, located in the Paul Ecke Jr. Garden Show, is whipping up this tasty dish inspired by the fair's "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" theme: the "Over the Rainbow" Summer Salad featuring local greens, summer corn, avocado, blue cheese, bell pepper, shredded carrots, and blackberry shallot vinaigrette.
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Chicken Charlie's beloved Naked Shrimp Bowl returns to the San Diego County Fair.
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A tiny ball of gloriousness. This is Chicken Charlie's Deep-Fried Creme Brulee.
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Emerald Farms Eatery, located in the Paul Ecke Jr. Garden Show, is whipping up this tasty dish inspired by the fair's "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" theme: Dorothy's Grilled Cheese, featuring mozzarella and goat cheese, avocado, spinach, and pesto on sourdough.
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An ambitious undertaking: pizza on a waffle.
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A mountain of outrageous eats from Chicken Charlie's, a favorite at the San Diego County Fair.
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Talk about loaded nachos.
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Yes, that would be a piece of fried chicken sandwiched between doughnuts, topped with cereal.
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A mountain of outrageous eats from Chicken Charlie's, a favorite at the San Diego County Fair.
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This is a fried-food lover's dream. Another dish from Chicken Charlie's.
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A magical-looking treat from Chicken Charlie's.
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It's not the fair without a massive, loaded hot dog from Pink's.
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A vegan-friendly option: Mediterranean-inspired, stuffed grape leaves.
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Baklava with bacon because, why the heck not?
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This is a piece of the Emerald City Fire Burger from Tasti Burgers. It's a 100% all-natural beef burger topped with ghost pepper cheese, sliced avocados, pickled jalapenos, chopped green onions, lettuce and jalapeno aioli. It's got a little kick!
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Papusas, warm and toasty on the grill at the San Diego County Fair.
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Chicken Charlie's is a fair staple.
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More tasty eats from Emerald Farms Eatery, located in the Paul Ecke Jr. Garden Show at the fairgrounds.
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The Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Summer Berries ($8) from Emerald Farms Eatery, located in the Paul Ecke Jr. Garden Show at the fairgrounds.
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Monica Garske
The fried, flavorful fare returns to the San Diego County Fair. There's plenty to eat -- especially for those with adventurous palates -- at this year's fair, which runs from May 31 to July 4 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This year's theme is "Oz-some," inspired by "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," so be on the look out for dishes that keep in line with the theme.
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A closer look at Chicken Charlie's Deep-Fried Creme Brulee.
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Monica Garske
The fried, flavorful fare returns to the San Diego County Fair. There's plenty to eat -- especially for those with adventurous palates -- at this year's fair, which runs from May 31 to July 4 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This year's theme is "Oz-some," inspired by "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," so be on the look out for dishes that keep in line with the theme.
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More tasty eats from Emerald Farms Eatery, located in the Paul Ecke Jr. Garden Show at the fairgrounds.
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Monica Garske
A magical-looking treat from Chicken Charlie's.
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