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Maryland State Fair: Food beyond the Midway

Maryland State Fair: Food beyond the Midway

You'll have no trouble finding food at the Maryland State Fair. Some of it is still walking around on hooves, granted. But once you're on the Midway, you'd have trouble swinging a test-your-strength mallet without hitting a stand selling corn dogs, fried dough, french fries or skewered chicken. Oddly, as hamburgers have become the an upscale item and a precious gem in the locavore dining, they've nearly vanished from the fair's main street. Sausage is plentiful, but hot dogs are hardly seen. The best food, or at least the most interesting, at the Maryland State Fair, with a few random exceptions, is found off the Midway, in the Exhibition Hall and in and around the...