Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup Recap

October 15, 2010 By: Bearded Lady Category: 2010 N.C. State Fair

Thanks to everyone who showed up for the 2nd annual Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup at the N.C. State Fair last night. The press office had a great time meeting more than 100 of our social media friends from Twitter and Facebook in real life. We’d like to thank the guys from OurHashtag for helping to plan a great Triangle Tweetup and the guys from TriOut for making the first State Fair scavenger hunt using QR codes a great success.

For those who missed it, the Tweetup featured samplings of some of our favorite Fair foods: deep-fried Chips Ahoy by Murphy House, hush puppies by House Autry Mills, pork samples from N.C. Pork Council and ice cream from Howling Cow. Fair entertainers like Steve Trash wowed the audience with his own brand of eco-magic. Michelle, from Michelle’s Magical Poodles, “trick-or-tweeted” her way through the crowd passing out candy and Al the Artist was drawing caricatures of all our tweeps. Several people test drove the latest My Ford technology on the new Ford Edge, and some even got their flu shot at the Kerr Drug display.

We ended the night with a special Freezerburns Live! event, where frozen food master Gregory Ng compared a corn dog from the Fair with a State Fair brand frozen corn dog. The corn dog from Fair vendor Steven “Flounder” Springs won hands-down. Of course, I think we all knew a fresh Fair corn dog would beat anything frozen.

Click here to watch the recorded stream from the Tweetup or your can watch the Freezerburns show below:

Deep-fried heaven on a stick

October 12, 2010 By: Bearded Lady Category: 2010 N.C. State Fair

Heaven is a deep-fried honey bun, or at least that’s my opinion. The press office, along with members of the media and our new Deep Fried Ambassador, sampled new Fair foods during Monday’s pre-Fair media lunch. There were deep-fried Chips Ahoy cookies, deep-fried Honey Buns and Kool-Aid Pickles.

First, Sweet Corn and Firecracker sampled the deep-fried Chips Ahoy cookies, which are similar to deep-fried Oreos in that they are a fried ball of chocolate and cookie. Yum! Flying Bob and I joined in to tackle the deep-fried honey bun, which is about as close to deep-fried heaven as you get. Personally, I think it’s even better than last year’s deep-fried HoHos.

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The Kool-Aid pickles hadn’t cured long enough to try, but Ashlee, the Deep Fried Ambassador, was able to convince the food vendor to make a whole new creation – a deep-fried Kool-Aid pickle. Here’s her review of a potential 2011 N.C. State Fair treat.

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