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OMG, The New Minnesota State Fair Foods Are Here

The 2017 "fair foods hit all the major food groups: bacon, ice cream, chocolate and fried stuff.

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1. Pizzarito

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The internet just gave birth to a food, and it's this PIZZA BURRITO filled with pepperoni, Italian sausage, risotto, mozzarella and marinara, all wrapped in a flour tortilla.

3. Bowl O'Dough

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Because what's more fun to order than "one Bowl O'Dough, please?" This is scoops of straight-up, raw cookie dough that is safe to eat and available in four flavors: Brownie Batter Swirl, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, European Cookie Butter, and Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake with Blueberries.

4. Swine & Spuds

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Bacon-wrapped pork belly (why not???) and mashed potato croquettes served on a skewer and topped with a choice of homestyle gravy, Korean Bulgogi BBQ sauce or sweet chili sauce.

7. Cheesy Nacho Corn on the Cob

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I would venture that one might enjoy this roasted corn on the cob coated with crushed Doritos and nacho cheese after enjoying a hit or two of a certain green, smokable substance.

10. Bacon Up Pup

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Ready to play state fair food mad libs? Here's a Belgian waffle served on-a-stick with bacon in the batter, dipped in chocolate, drizzled with maple syrup, and topped with whipped cream and bacon.

11. Breakfast Buddy Bowl

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Everyone needs a buddy, like this waffle bowl filled with hash browns, maple syrup, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and bacon, topped with a biscuit, country sausage gravy and green onions.

15. Memphis "Totchos"

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Sliced bananas and sautéed bacon over tater tots, topped with peanut sauce. Is it... breakfast? Brunch? Dessert? Let's stop quibbling over semantics and put it in my belly.

17. Wild Bill's Breakfast Bake

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This sounds... mildly nutritious? Scrambled eggs, roasted chicken and chorizo sausage baked and topped with salsa and a mix of lettuce, pickled red onions and cilantro.

18. Swing Dancer Sandwich

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THERE IS A VEGETABLE. I REPEAT, A VEGETABLE AT THE FAIR. Honey smoked salmon, cucumbers, capers and cream cheese with fresh dill on pumpernickel, served with sliced lemon garnish.

19. Sweety's Churros

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Whew, OK, we're back to deep-fried stuff. Sweet potato, cinnamon and nutmeg kneaded into a traditional churro dough, deep-fried and served with a side of chocolate or maple-brown sugar sauce or whipped cream.

26. Italian Bomba Sandwich

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*Chef kissing fingers emoji, obvi* for this beer-braised pork shoulder with prosciutto cotto ham, fontina cheese, giardiniera and aioli on a grilled ciabatta roll.

Head to St. Paul between August 24 and Labor Day to try them all!!!