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.