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Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:15 PM

Granted I'm not from Iowa, so does somebody care to explain?


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Reply Granted I'm not from Iowa, so does somebody care to explain? (Original post)
Blue_Tires Dec 2018 OP
fishwax Dec 2018 #1
Blue_Tires Dec 2018 #16
rsdsharp Dec 2018 #21
Siwsan Dec 2018 #2
bearsfootball516 Dec 2018 #4
Siwsan Dec 2018 #8
JT45242 Dec 2018 #3
calimary Dec 2018 #9
JohnnyLib2 Dec 2018 #13
calimary Dec 2018 #5
DFW Dec 2018 #6
fishwax Dec 2018 #10
DFW Dec 2018 #14
Blue_Tires Dec 2018 #18
gratuitous Dec 2018 #7
oberliner Dec 2018 #11
LanternWaste Dec 2018 #15
oberliner Dec 2018 #20
Blue_Tires Dec 2018 #17
oberliner Dec 2018 #19
Blue_Tires Dec 2018 #22
jayschool2013 Dec 2018 #12

Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:18 PM

1. wait -- what's to explain?

On edit: okay, probably the beef sundae?

It's a state fair thing. Scoop of mashed potatoes (like vanilla ice cream) topped with roast beef and gravy.

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Response to fishwax (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:39 PM

16. Tater tot on a stick? Butter cows?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 06:04 PM

21. About 70% of the food at the Iowa state fair is served on a stick.

I've never seen a tater tot on a stick, but I'm guessing it's a take on tater tot hot dish, which is a casserole, usually made with ground beef, vegetables, and creamed soup topped with tater tots and baked.

There has been a full sized cow sculpted out of butter (sometimes more than one in the Agricultural Building since 1911. I'm assuming these are butter pats in the shape of a cow, served with rolls.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:19 PM

2. I have a guess as to the Hot Beef Sundaes

Maybe what we Michiganders call a hot beef sandwich? Beef and gravy over bread slathered with mashed potatoes?

Not sure how one keeps a loaded tater tot on a stick, though.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:21 PM

4. That's exactly what it is.

Not the healthiest thing, but damn tasty.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:23 PM

8. Agree! Hot Beef, Hot Turkey, Hot Chicken sandwiches are great.

Some of my favorite comfort foods.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:20 PM

3. Fair food

Those are all foods from the state fair. My son had the beef sundae, it was good. So was the corn.

Probably all won food awards at the state fair.

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Response to JT45242 (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:24 PM

9. Welcome to DU, JT45242!

A beef sundae sounds like exactly the novelty food attraction you'd find at a county fair in areas where beef is king.

The county fairs in garlic country in California, for example, feature garlic EVERYTHING. Including ice cream!

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Response to calimary (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:28 PM

13. Sauerkraut sundaes--


are a thing in Waynesville, Ohio.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:21 PM

5. Living high on the hog? One of those she famously bragged about castrating?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:22 PM

6. I think what the OP was asking.............

How and why does a Republican-sponsored event in Iowa have a Mexican corn dish prominently featured on the menu?

Don't they build walls for that sort of thing?

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Response to DFW (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:25 PM

10. That's a good question, of course, but it makes the "Granted, I'm not from Iowa" seem superfluous

republican hypocrisy isn't exactly an iowa-specific phenomenon.

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Response to fishwax (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:29 PM

14. Understood, but the whole Iowa agricultural theme is

Iowa grown, Iowa style food. Anything Mexican, especially Mexican corn (even if they only meant Mexican style corn, that's not what the menu said), is off the Republican radar in a state like Iowa these days.

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Response to DFW (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:42 PM

18. Actually I was just curious about some of the dishes

but I am also wondering why Steve King didn't veto the Mexican corn thing...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:23 PM

7. "Mexican Street Corn"?

Aren't they worried about getting blown away by MS-13 or something? Doesn't Iowa care about the border?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:26 PM

11. What are you looking to have explained to you?

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:38 PM

15. An Alabama special election? Just a guess...

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:48 PM

20. Anyone who didn't think Doug Jones would win that one was delusional

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:40 PM

17. Butter Cows for starters

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:48 PM

19. Check the Iowa State Fair website

 

Here's their entry on Butter Cows

https://www.iowastatefair.org/about/butter-cow/

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Response to oberliner (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 07:01 PM

22. ah... Thanks!

And that "Official Butter Sculptor" Sarah Pratt is a cutie... She can get it.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:28 PM

12. We don't all eat that way.

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