Acute Myocardial Infarction


For those of you that are not doctors, that’s the medical term for a Heart Attack… This is exactly what you can expect when visiting the LA County Fair as you enter this Deep Fried Utopia.

Before I get into explaining the greasy and polluted awesomeness, I have to say thank you for all of the kind words and messages for my last entry. I did not expect such a huge response from all of you. I was overwhelmed with the positive words and I was elated that my words had touched so many people and motivated you to move forward.

Now, let me get into the LA County Fair, the closest I have ever come to a coronary…

When I heard about Toronto’s own CNE selling a Deep Fried Cheeseburger, I could not imagine anything more disturbing when it comes to food. When I walked into the LA County Fair, one of the first food stands I saw was selling deep fried chocolate covered bacon! That was just the prelude for the day to come.

Every time I walked by a new stall I thought that it could not get any more obscene and every time, I was wrong. The entire fairground smelled of deep fried heaven and sweet melted sugar. Even for a guy of my size, I could not get my head around some of the serving sizes.

When I walked by the stall selling “Texas sized Smoked Turkey Legs”, I did a double take and lined up for one. This smelled too good to pass up!

This was definitely the CNE on Steroids. After walking through the buildings and down long lines of food stalls, I arrived at the rides and games area. I loved the images I was capturing. After walking the entire park in the blazing heat, I arrived at a massive covered petting zoo where children were walking among sheep, calves and various other farm animals. It seemed ironic that these same animals were being smoked, baked and deep fried only a few feet away.

As I walked towards the exit, I saw two cowboys walking towards the petting zoo. I stopped them and asked them if I could take a photo of them. They obliged and then in a very think accent wished me a great day and gave me a heavy-duty handshake.

I really enjoyed the experience, but ended up going to the gym twice that afternoon to repent for even witnessing these culinary Frankenstein-like abominations.

Chocolate covered Bacon? Really???

Chocolate covered Bacon? Really???

Mass amounts of Meat...

Mass amounts of Meat…

 

Miles of sugar...

Miles of sugar…

 

Homemade beef jerky...

Homemade beef jerky...

 

Deep Fried Oreos? Genius!!!

Deep Fried Oreos? Genius!!!

 

Massive shish kebabs and deep fried zucchini strings

Massive shish kebabs and deep fried zucchini strings

 

A plate of Curly fries that could sink the Titanic

A plate of Curly fries that could sink the Titanic

 

Great smokehouse food

Great smokehouse food

 

The only thing I allowed myself to eat... A Massive Texas Smoked Turkey Leg

The only thing I allowed myself to eat... A Gigantic Texas Smoked Turkey Leg

 

I felt like a Caveman!

I felt like a Caveman!

 

Even the healthiest foods here looked like they could put you into cardiac arrest

Even the healthiest foods here looked like they could put you into cardiac arrest

Spooky Stuff... Reminded me of a little kid turning into Tom Hanks!

Spooky Stuff... Reminded me of a little kid turning into Tom Hanks!

Awwww, cute... A petting zoo... They are cooking these little guys 50 feet away!

Awwww, cute... A petting zoo... They are cooking these little guys 50 feet away!

 

Real American Cowboys... Some of the nicest and most genuine people I have ever met

Real American Cowboys


About Andrew Pateras

Andrew has lived in the GTA all his life and a good portion of his adult life has been devoted to sales. He studied Business Information Systems Management at Ryerson University. From there, he worked in sales for tier one organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Epson and Intel. Then as North American Sales Manager for GAP Adventures, he gained even more experience in negotiation and client service. Andrew has been a licensed real estate sales person since 2006. In 2007, Andrew also began a new venture in professional photography. Over the next number of years, he travelled on assignment all over the world. This is why he is meticulous when it comes to your marketing images! To say Andrew's travel and photography experience is extensive would definitely be an understatement. He has journeyed to remote and exotic locations in 48 countries on all six continents in search of adventure and authentic cultural experiences. Whether it is diving with great white sharks in South Africa, in a cage with Bengal tigers in northern Thailand or perched atop a land cruiser, photographing rhinos and lions in the Serengeti, he has likely photographed any holiday experience you can imagine. In 2015, Andrew earned the Directors Platinum award from Royal LePage for outstanding sales performance. Andrew's commitment as your real estate professional is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. Whether you're buying or selling, contact him with any questions that you may have. His promise to you is that your experience will be both stress-free and enjoyable. His focus is always YOU and the results you can expect from him.

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