Oak City Hustle
NC State Fair Taste Test 2013 (BBQ & Slaw Eggroll)

NC State Fair Taste Test 2013 (BBQ & Slaw Eggroll)

Oh man, the fair.  What a great season for us Oak City-folk.  What probably began as a bunch of farmers comparing livestock and crops has turned into a maze of thrill rides and deep-fried food stands.  It’s glorious.

state fair 2013

Anyways, Oak City Hustle had me on assignment to find and review the new “BBQ Eggroll” item at this year’s fair.  To be honest, the buzz around this years item was considerably less than previous year’s.  Perhaps the name BBQ Eggroll seems a bit tame when juxtaposed with shockers like Krispy Kreme Burger and Deep-Fried Coca-Cola.

 

You can find the BBQ and Slaw Eggroll at Woody’s stand near…honestly, I can’t figure my way around the fair so lets just go with “those rides and games next to the arena.”  Part of the fun at each year’s fair is finding where that new “it” item, its like a scavenger hunt.  Speaking of scavenger hunts, if you’re interested, check out The Raleigh Typhoon event coming up in November.

mission accomplished

As a NC BBQ connoisseur, I was very happy with the BBQ Eggroll.  It’s got a good chunk of pulled pork and slaw inside a crispy fried eggroll shell.  It’s got a bit of BBQ sauce on top of the shell, honestly, I would’ve loved a more vinegar-based sauce inside the shell and perhaps a bit of hot sauce for a nice kick.  But that’s just me.  All in all, this is great fair food and innovation I like to see in each year’s selection of new foods.  And at $5 each, its a pretty good bargain by fair standards.  It’s a great way to get your BBQ fix at the fair.

race into my belly, little piggys

race into my belly, little piggys

I hear the Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe has been the new “it” item in terms of buzz factor.  I, thankfully, missed out on that one because my body just wasn’t feeling it.  Was your stomach feeling courageous at the fair?  Were you able to sample the Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe?  Also, what did you think about the BBQ Eggroll?

I’m gonna leave ya’ll fine folks with some pictures I got at this year’s fair.  I’ll also recommend the kielbasa at Jim’s Ole Time Hot Dogs if you hadn’t tried that before.  It’s a tradition for my girlfriend and me to stop by, its one of our favorites.

MMM CORNNN

MMM CORNNN

mmm

as a professional photographer/videographer, i am ashamed of this pic.  though i'd like to see you do better while eating one of these bad boys

as a professional photographer/videographer, i am ashamed of this pic. though i’d like to see you do better while eating one of these bad boys

si

sign me up for a si pad

 

 



Ming Liu

Ming Liu, video producer by day, food blogger by night. Not a "foodie" in the traditional sense, his only training is watching healthy portions of Food Network with his girlfriend. And his love of good food. His tastes range from NC BBQ (he grew up in Raleigh) to authentic Chinese (where he was born) and everything in between. Join Ming as he explores the best food Raleigh has to offer.


Skip to toolbar