4

Bizarre Foods at the State Fair: Smoked Lizard on a Stick, Anyone?

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Seems like the Arizona State Fair is ground zero for extreme eats. Every year, the fair outdoes itself for taking decadent, beyond-bad-for-you snacks and making them even naughtier, usually by dunking them into a deep fryer.

What's on the menu this year?

How about deep-fried, battered bacon on a stick -- with gravy!

Yes, the goodies have to be on a stick. They'll even have deep-fried grasshoppers on a stick, and better yet, smoked lizard on a stick. Look for reindeer hot dogs (for real?), deep-fried scorpion (plain or chocolate dipped), and sauteed meal worms on a bun with barbecue sauce (getting into serious gross out territory here).

Kind of makes deep-fried tiramisu sound completely harmless in comparison -- I bet they'll sell a bunch of that.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.