Reporting Dave and Dan Andelman
BOSTON (CBS) – Popcorn, toys, and games are usually items you can find at the fair.
But this is actually “Z Food and Drink” in Manchester, New Hampshire; An upscale restaurant where every table gets a complimentary bowl of gourmet popcorn.
“We have fresh popped popcorn that my staff is popping here everyday. We dress it with garlic butter, rosemary, thyme, and truffle oil.”
Fried dough is another fair favorite and at the “Horseshoe Pub” in Hudson, Mass, they’ve turned it into a sundae!
“Everybody likes fried dough. Everybody likes ice cream. So what do you do? You take the fried dough, you put the ice cream in, you add a little flavor.”
“What we do is we take our bread, we cook it in the fryer, we make our own dough, it comes out looking like a big bowl.”
Just down the road from the “Big E”… “The Federal” in Agawam serves everything from rib-eye steaks, to seared scallops, to fresh-spun cotton candy.
But if you want to experience the real thing, the Topsfield Fair is open until Monday, and King Richard’s Faire runs weekends through October 23.