I would rather be at the Minnesota State Fair than anywhere else in the world. Why? The people, the food, the sense of community and tradition. Carla Wood and her Gizmo sandwich embody everything I love about the fair. The Gizmo is a ground beef and Italian sausage sandwich covered in their secret red sauce, topped with melted mozzarella. Every sandwich is made on premise from scratch. It’s an edible torpedo of pleasure and my idea of the perfect fair food. My suggestion is that you hop on the Sky Glider by the Grand Stand, take in the view from above with your feet dangling over the trucks and tractors, grab a Gizmo at the end of the line, followed by an order of mini cinnamon rolls and vanilla ice cream at Cinnie Smiths for dessert.
West side of Cooper between Lee and Murphy
Minnesota State Fair
1265 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55108
Photographs courtesy of Travel Channel.