Tiki at the LA County Fair: Part Two

I’ve said it before (last year around this time, actually) and I’ll say it again: I love the fair! The LA County one, to be precise. There’s just something magical about the way the carnival rides look lit up at night.

And it’s one of the few times of year when it’s acceptable to eat things like chocolate covered Oreos wrapped in bacon.

Chicken Charlie usually concocts a few new diabolical desserts, and last year marked the debut of the deep-fried Klondike bar. It was ridiculous in the best way, so melty and gooey. I really hope it returns for 2011.

Then there’s also the random tiki sightings—I do believe this one takes the cake! (Oh yes, I went there.)

I guess many consider tikis as shorthand for “summertime,” so vendors prop them up to get people in the mood to buy jacuzzis and patio grills. These ones are clearly *ahem* inspired by Wayne Coombs.

And even Terry’s Palms & Tikis booth was back for another year, with skull and pirate-themed stuff and painted tiki masks like the kind imported from Indonesia.

The Shrimp Guys were serving up Hawaiian style garlic shrimp, which is kind of funny considering they used an Easter Island moai (complete with topknot) to adorn their booth.

And because I’m so far behind on my blog posts, the fair’s already sneaking up on us again! Why, we’re almost halfway there…

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