Hot, sweet and bacon-y: Wisconsin State Fair's 31 offbeat food entries
Some have bacon. Others have cinnamon. A couple are served on a stick.
And all of them will be on the menu at the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair.
The 31 entries in the fair's fifth annual Sporkies competition, unveiled Monday, run the gamut from A to Y — from All American Grilled Breakfast Sandwich to Yard Bird Nachos.
The eight finalists in this year's Sporkies battle will square off in a competition judged by local celebrities at the fair on Aug. 9. Fairgoers will vote for a fairgoers' favorite during the first six days of the fair, which runs Aug. 3-13 at State Fair Park in West Allis.
Drumstick roll, please for the finalists (descriptions courtesy the fair):
Budweiser Pavilion Grill Triple Threat: A trio of sliders — smoked jalapeño bacon and cheddar brat, Budweiser BBQ pulled pork, and bourbon bacon cheeseburger. (Available at the Budweiser Pavilion Grill.)
Buffalo Mac & Cheese Quesadilla: Grilled quesadilla stuffed with shredded buffalo chicken, queso mac-and-cheese, bacon and crushed Doritos. (Available at Mexican Grill.)
Chocomela Nachos: Cinnamon sugar tortilla chips topped with salted caramel gelato, milk chocolate gelato, whipped cream, sweet chocolate coating, salty peanut sauce and peanut pieces. (Available at La Coppa Artisan Gelato.)
Deep-Fried Grilled Cheese Bites: Grilled cheese bites, deep-fried and served with a creamy tomato dipping sauce. (Available at Tropics at the Fair.)
Great Balls of Fire Sandwich: Sandwich featuring spicy Hungarian sausage, garlic sour cream sauce, stuffing balls, pulled pork and creamy coleslaw. (Available at Rupena's.)