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Admit it, you’re most excited for the seasonal opportunity to consume the heart-attack-inducing tan blobs known as street-fair food. Here’s a look at already-naughty treats made better by a deep fryer and where to find them.

Traditional cheese’s rough-and-tumble cousin from the north, cheese curds, will be battered ’n’ fried in Suzie’s Fun Foods booth at Midsommarfest in Andersonville (Jun 12, 13).

Admit it, you’re most excited for the seasonal opportunity to consume the heart-attack-inducing tan blobs known as street-fair food. Here’s a look at already-naughty treats made better by a deep fryer and where to find them.

Traditional cheese’s rough-and-tumble cousin from the north, cheese curds, will be battered ’n’ fried in Suzie’s Fun Foods booth at Midsommarfest in Andersonville (Jun 12, 13).

Bologna. It’s kitschy. It’s tasty. Its components are largely unidentifiable. In the Siciliano’s Old Fashioned Fried Bologna tent at Taste of Melrose Park (Sept 3–5), it’s fried, covered in onions and mustard and served by a host of lovely Italian women. Oscar Mayer would be proud.

If you’re in a place where the calories involved in a Snickers bar aren’t an issue, then head to Ribfest in North Center (Jun 11–13). In addition to juicy ribs, you’ll find Chase Events’ Snickers dunked in funnel-cake batter and deep fried. Peanut allergy? Don’t worry—there are Milky Way bars for that.

Those suffering from jophaboia (the fear of cake, duh) can rest easy. Funnel cake is more like a cross between a doughnut and an amoeba. It doesn’t even need frosting. Find it in Suzie’s Fun Foods booth at the Wells Street Art Festival (Jun 12, 13) in Old Town.

 

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