These are the best state fair foods of 2022

In case anyone wonders if Alaska has a state fairyes they certainly do, with monster trucks, a demolition derby, a rodeo and various musical acts popular in the 90s – just like any fair in the low 48’s. Their fair has also food out of the wazooa diverse lineup including Dutch, Russian, Filipino, Mexican, Thai and Brazilian dishes, as well as local Alaskan specialties such as salmon, halibut and sourdough.

The Alaska State Fair has four new vendors this year. One offers barbecue, another offers corn on the cob, one sells “Alaskannolis” (which are like cannolis, except they are eaten in Alaska), and another specializes in sandwiches.

The Hungry Deckhand, offering what they describe as “massive sandwiches for monster appetites,” wins our vote for Alaska State Fair’s Best New Food. Their sandwiches are all served on sourdough bread – “sourdough”, in this case, is a local term for someone who has lived in The Last Frontier for a few years. Toppings include BBQ Pulled Pork, Turkey Pesto, and the ever-popular BLAT (bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado), but our favorite is their signature sandwich: a gourmet cheesesteak with bell peppers, mushrooms, and garlic aioli. garlic, caramelized onion jam, and two kinds of cheese (provolone and gruyere). Fancy, but very big and beefy, fit for a state sandwich that’s bigger than Texas.

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