Food Review: Deep-fried chicken pot pie

Working in the State Fair press office can be stressful at times, but one of the best parts of the job is getting to sample fair food. We’ve done a lot of reviews for the Deep Fried blog, and here’s our latest one for deep-fried chicken pot pie at Woody’s City Market near the midway. In 2009, we reviewed Woody’s buffalo chicken rangoons and really liked them. Check out the video below to see what we thought about the deep fried chicken pot pie. Note: If video doesn’t play, try refreshing browser.

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Deep Fried Ambassador’s guide to enjoying the N.C. State Fair

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Amy. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from The Practical Cook blog throughout the Fair. Gentle Readers, as you’re reading this post, the N.C. State Fair is opening its gates on the 2011 extravaganza. Here are some practical ways to maximize your enjoyment of this festive occasion, particularly as concerns Fried. The Practical Cook’s Top 5 Fairgoing Tips: 1. Use the Buddy System. Someone needs to hold the purses, and someone needs to split the Fried in half with you. Taking  a friend will in fact double…

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Artist Spotlight: Kellie Pickler

I have to say that I’m generally not a country music person, with a few expectations. Kellie Pickler is one of those exceptions. I was so surprised at how much I liked Kellie Pickler’s music the first time I heard it, and it’s why I have already bought my ticket for her show on Oct. 23. The three-time CMT Music Award winner has a smooth country-pop fusion sound that keeps her catchy songs on constant replay in my head. Perhaps best known for her appearance on season five of American Idol, Pickler has since released two albums, one of which…

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Progress Photo: 2 days and counting

A sweet potato larger than a person’s head, a watermelon weighing 282 pounds and the infamous Bhut Jolokia or Ghost Pepper are just some of the items that will be on display in the Expo Center during the 2011 N.C. State Fair. Today, growers from across the state braved the showers to bring in their entries in various horticulture competitions. Henderson County apple growers meticulously selected apples from dozens of cases to find the blue-ribbon worthy picks for their trays. These exhibits are some of the most fluid at the fair because they consist of natural products. For instance, today’s…

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Deep Fried TweetUPdate – SCVNGR edition

Do you have what it takes to compete with #TeamAwesome, the Fierce Fashionistas or any of the other teams that have signed up for the SCVNGR hunt at the Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup this Thursday? If so, go ahead and get your tickets for the event, then send us a tweet with your team name and team members. Once you form a team, join in on the #DFSmackTalk on Twitter. If you’re still working on your team, here are a few things you should know about the hunt: Teams can have between 3 and 5 people. You don’t have to…

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3 Days to Go and the Flower and Garden Show is in Full Bloom!

Three days out, and things are officially in full swing here at the fairgrounds. The Dixie Classic Fair ended Sunday, and many of the rides and vendors have come to our fair from that fair in the past 24 hours to setup shop. Though busy seems to be the dominant mood out here, there is one patch of tranquility among the commotion–the Flower and Garden Show. Visiting the Flower and Garden Show is like walking through the pages of a first-rate garden magazine. You’ll find more than 90 demonstrations, a few great photo-ops and some of the best gardening competitions…

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Team Bubble Gum or Team Kool-Aid?

During today’s media lunch, reporters and guests were able to learn more about the new attractions at the fair. In addition to information about the latest exhibits, rides and entertainment, everyone was able to try three of the newest fair foods to hit the midway – deep-fried bubble gum, deep-fried Kool-Aid and lemon sticks. While everyone enjoyed the lemon sticks, the deep-fried bubble gum and Kool-Aid caused some controversy. People seemed to be either pro bubble gum, or pro Kool-Aid. Even in the press office, we couldn’t decide. Merrie Go Round, Flying Bob and Tilt-A-Whirl enjoyed the deep-fried Kool-Aid, a…

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