The Iowa State Fair is known for having all sorts of unique, delicious dishes, and this year will be no exception!

Now that we're officially less than a month away from the 2024 Iowa State Fair, all of this year's new foods have been revealed! Here are some of the interesting new foods that will debut at the fair, courtesy of the Iowa State Fair website:

  • Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Roll
  • Beer Belly Fries
  • BLT on a Stick
  • Brunchy Burger
  • Butter Beer Ice Cream
  • Candied Bacon Gnocchi
  • Cheeseburger Corn Dog
  • Cinnamon Crunch Apple Taco
  • Cookies And Cream Ice Cream Nachos
  • Crème Brulée Stuffed French Toast
  • Deep Fried Bubble Gum
  • Deep Fried Hot Cheetos Pretzel
  • Deep Fried PB& J
  • Deep Fried Pepperoni Chips
  • Dough-Chos
  • Fiesta Egglote
  • Hot Cheeto Float
  • Funnel Cake Burger
  • Garlic Ranch Pickle Pizza
  • Hot Mess Biscuit
  • Iowa Street Corn Specialty Pizza
  • Lemonade Donut Drops
  • Lobster Corn Dog
  • Maple Bacon Bliss Sundae
  • Nachorito
  • Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies
  • Piggy in a Donut
  • Pink Lemonade Whoopie Pies
  • Pork Belly Corndog Bites
  • Ragin’ Raspberry Ravioli
  • Shoot Tequila Funnel Cake
  • Strawberries And Cream Waffle on a Stick
  • Sunrise Sugar Pearl Waffle Sandwich
  • Bacon Brisket Smash Burger
  • Two Foot Lobster Roll

You can check out the full list on the Iowa State Fair website HERE!

Some of these new items will be debuted at the 'New Food Event' on the Iowa State Fair Facebook page next Tuesday, July 16th at 1 p.m. I can't wait to see which dishes are selected for the 'Best New Fair Food' competition!

The Iowa Tenderloin Trail 2.0

Iowa's best food tour is the Iowa Tenderloin Trail, which was put together by the Iowa Pork Producers Association! Here are all 13 restaurants on the list:

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Which Restaurant Has the Best Onion Rings in the Corridor?

Using several posts from the Cedar Rapids Area Support Local Group Facebook page, we put together a list of amazing onion rings in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area. Here recommendations from Eastern Iowans from the past few years:

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