The OC Fair (located off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa) is back in town (July 16 – August 15). Always offering a medley of activities, this year’s sprawling instalment is themed The Beat Goes On and offers an itinerary including rides, exhibits, animals, music, concerts, sports and, dare I say, more. Notable among the all encompassing vaguary that is “more” is the Heart Attack Café.
Besides all the other standard fast food offerings you’d expect at a fair, the OC just has to go one better and offers a menu of heart-stopping deep fried gastronomic exploration at this notorious eaterie. New for 2010, the Heart Attack Cafe has filled its menu with a selection including chocolate-covered bacon, deep-fried butter, cheese crisps (deep-fried cheese quesadilla), and
garlic bacon fries (potatoes fried in bacon drippings and smothered with garlic butter and topped with bacon bits.) Unofficial Fair Fry King Chicken Charlie returns with a new item, the deep-fried Klondike Bar, as well as his famous Krispy Kreme Chicken Sandwich and a long list of other innovative deep-fried items: Twinkies, Oreos, S’mores, frogs’ legs and more.
For those with seemingly bottomless stomachs, the Fair offers foot-long corndogs, jumbo sausage sandwiches, gigantic turkey legs, colossal curly fry cones, or the new 11-inch-wide Belly Buster Burger.
And for those indecisive eaters, the Fair is hosting $1 Food Tastings on Fridays from noon to four in the afternoon, where everyone can get a taste of everything the Fair has to offer for just a buck each.