Eat, drink and be merry at the Fair

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Tacoma Wiener Company is a new vendor this year, serving up the best tasting gourmet hot dogs with rave reviews.

By Matt Nagle
matt@tacomaweekly.com

If there is one thing you want to be sure and do when visiting the Washington State Fair it is to go while hungry! This year the Fair is hosting 80 different food and drink vendors, so there is sure to be something to suit any taste. Many food vendors offer menu items that are low carb, low fat, sugar free, gluten free, peanut free, vegetarian, and vegan. To find out which eateries offer these choices, go to www.TheFair.com and use the website search tool to search for these terms and get a list of vendors with menu items that meet your dietary or allergy needs.

There are new tasty discoveries to make this year, too, one of which is Shishkaberry on Showplace Way. Who doesn’t love strawberries on a stick? In the mood for some gourmet hot dogs? Check out Tacoma Wiener Company at Outpost 47°. Over at the Orange Gate, Kama’ainia Grill brings the islander fare to The Fair! The Grill will offer everything from traditional Kalua pork, to ahi poke bowls to lumpia.

And don’t forget to wet that whistle. Back again this year: Thirsty Thursdays in Brew Park (near the Blue Gate) every Thursday throughout the Fair’s run. Enjoy six samples of Washington’s best craft beer and cider for just $12 and select from 24 taps. Other $12 specials will be available in bars throughout the grounds on Thursdays during service hours.

Below is a listing of every food vendor at the Fair. Learn more at www.TheFair.com.

BURGERS & FRIES

  • Bernie’s Burgers (multiple locations)
  • Burger Palace (Midway Blvd.)
  • Burger Queen (SillyVille Plaza)
  • Butch’s Cascade Burger (Mattress Firm ShowPlex)
  • Duke’s Burgers & Fries (Fair Food Court)
  • Earthquake’s Biggest Burgers (Showplace Way & Grand Ave.)
  • Extreme Fries (Coca-Cola Plaza)
  • Hamburger Myers (Fair Food Court)
  • Kay’s Kitchen (Fair Food Court)
  • Krusty Pup (multiple locations)
  • Louie’s Place (Fair Food Court)
  • Monster Burger (Village Food & Dessert Court)
  • Snack Shack (Grand Ave.)
  • Stop-N-Go Burgers (Grand Ave.)
  • Two-Fer One (Mattress Firm ShowPlex)

SWEETS & TREATS

  • Cotton Candy & Lemonade (multiple locations)
  • Cow Chip Cookies (multiple locations)
  • Duris Dole Whip (multiple locations)
  • Duris Elephant Ears (multiple locations)
  • Duris Strawberries (Midway Blvd.)
  • Fisher Scones (multiple locations)
  • Fruit Caboose (Showplace Way)
  • Funnel Cakes (Coca-Cola Plaza)
  • Funtastic Sweet Treats (SillyVille Plaza)
  • Jake’s Taffy (Grandstand)
  • Marcoe’s Caramel Apples & Fudge (multiple locations)
  • Nielsen’s Popcorn (multiple locations)
  • Novelle (multiple locations)
  • Original House of Donuts (Orange Gate)
  • Pioneer Popcorn (Arena Ave.)
  • Seattle Fudge (multiple locations)
  • Shishkaberry (Showplace Way)
  • Smoothies & Shortcakes (Grandstand)

BBQ

  • BBQ Pete’s (Midway Blvd. & Arena Ave.)
  • Brank’s BBQ (Showplace Way)
  • Juicy’s Outlaw Grill (multiple locations)
  • Murph’s Barbecue (Midway Blvd.)

BEER, WINE & SPIRITS

  • Blue Couch Lounge (Grandstand)
  • Brew Park (Brew Park)
  • Beer Garden (Outpost 47°)
  • Pioneer Pub (Mattress Firm Showplex)
  • Sip Sop (Pavillion)
  • Social House (Fair Food Court)
  • Timber Gulch Saloon (Arena Ave.)
  • Village Rooftop Bar (Grand Ave. & Midway Blvd.)

SPECIALTY FOOD

  • Bacon! Bacon! Bacon! (Coca-Cola Plaza)
  • Crepe Chalet (Arena Ave.)
  • Kama’ainia Grill (Orange Gate)
  • Paella Pro (Showplace Way)
  • Totally Fried (Showplace Way)

SPECIALTY BEVERAGES

  • Espresso (multiple locations)
  • Frog Hopper Coffee (Farm at SillyVille)
  • Slushies (Midway Blvd.)

SEAFOOD

  • Spud Fish & Chips (multiple locations)

ICE CREAM

  • Bobby Moo’s (Arena Ave.)
  • Dairy Bar (adjacent to Barn M)

PIZZA

  • Evano’s Pizza (Showplace Way)
  • Funtastic Pizza (Grand Ave.)
  • Pizza (Fair Food Court)
  • Route 66 Pizza (multiple locations)
  • Whistle Stop Pizza (SillyVille Plaza)

AMERICAN FOOD

  • Big Mama’s Meat Shack (Coca-Cola Plaza)
  • Duris Bakes Potatoes (Grandstand)
  • Duris Roasted Corn (multiple locations)
  • Mac Daddy’s (Grand Ave.)
  • Marlowe’s (multiple locations)
  • Tacoma Wiener Company (Outpost 47°)
  • Totally Shucked (Coca-Cola Plaza)
  • Village Food & Dessert Court (Grand Ave. & Midway Blvd.)
  • Willy’s Philly (Grand Ave. & Showplace Way)

ASIAN FOOD

  • Curry Cousin (Mattress Firm ShowPlex – East)
  • Stir Fry (Fair Food Court)
  • Yakisoba Noodles (Showplace Way)

RUSSIAN FOOD

  • Kaleenka (Grand Ave.)

MEXICAN FOOD

  • Macho Mex (Fair Food Court)
  • Mo’s Fresh Mex Kitchen (Grand Ave.)

GREEK FOOD

  • Mad Greek Gyros (Brew Park)

GERMAN FOOD

  • Vrieze Fleischkuchle (Showplace Way)
  • Ziegler’s Bratwurst Haus (Grand Ave.)

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