While Michael continues his adventure to seek out the most exotic pumpkin flavored food around, I, on the other hand, have visited the state fair and eaten exactly the same thing for the last 15 years. This year was no exception. Our family tradition is to get french fries from Al’s French Fries (located near the northeast corner of the Jim Graham Bldg.). A pork chop sandwich from the Pork Chop Shop (located between the education building and the Dorton Arena). This is followed by corn on the cob. We have tried various places but I believe the best by far is from Connie’s Sweet White Roasted Corn (across from the lunch stands that back up to the race track). Amanda always gets an ice cream cone. It is the vanilla rectangle of ice cream atop a cake cone, dipped in chocolate and rolled in sprinkles or peanut chips (sold at various locations around the fair). Martha always gets a country ham biscuit. This year she was especially impressed with the home made buttermilk ham biscuit from Hunnicutts (one of the lunch stands that backs up to the race track). My brother Mike swears by the Carolina Packer Brand hot dogs served at Kings hot dog stand (across from the grand stand). He likes his dog’s with mustard and chili and believe me, he is an expert on hot dogs. We highly recommend each of these items. Give them a try.