Andrea Weigl, food writer, wrote:
My family's yearly tradition at the N.C. State Fair is to go on Sunday morning when everyone else is at church and the crowds are light. My husband and I make a beeline for Doris Drury's mini-doughnut stand north of the Jim Graham building. You can watch the doughnuts flip and sizzle in a conveyor belt of hot oil. A bag of doughnuts is the perfect state fair breakfast with a cup of coffee.
In Thursday's paper, I'll have a story about where to go for the new foods at the fair (deep-fried cupcakes, deep-fried Girl Scout cookies and deep-fried cinnamon rolls with bacon) as well as our recommendations for the best stands for classic fair food.
I'd love to hear about your favorite places and things to eat at the fair.
UPDATE: Here is a link to Thursday's story about the new foods and the best places for classic foods at the fair.