2013: No matter how much sugar you've had, the lightly sweet Minnepumpkin Pie is creamy, pumpkin-y, and crave-worthy. Sweet dreams are, in fact, made of these. Read more.
2013: Your best bet at Mancini's: Porketta Wings. Tender and seasoned with a deep but gently balanced sense of spice, the meat of these wings could be easily tugged from the bone. Read more.
2013: Even if you don't like cheesecake, order the Cheesecake on a Stick (sprinkles are a must!). It's crunchy, creamy, such an interesting texture, not overly sweet, and somehow, not too rich. Read more.
2013: Start your day with Deep-Fried Bread Pudding, evocative of a good french toast. The inside was lovely and custardy; the outside caramelized and crisp. It was everything bread pudding should be. Read more.
2013: Get the Mango-on-a-Stick (available from El Burrito Mercado Aug 22-25). Sprinkled with fresh lime and chili powder, the sweet, ripe mango was both rich and refreshing — the ultimate fair fruit. Read more.
2013: Rhu-Berry Soda: Not sold on Lemon Sour or Black Cherry (our 2011-12 picks)? Try this sharp, refreshing, sweet-tart berry blast in a glass. Skip the Lemon Soda - it's like watery Mountain Dew. Read more.
2013: A twist on a classic: Bacon Cannoli. The bacon was crispy and not too chewy to easily eat, and the shell:filling:bacon ratios were harmonious. Two of our favorite things: innovative and tasty. Read more.
2013: Izzy's Pomegranate Pizzazz Sorbet: In addition to its bright, clean taste profile, it makes an A-1, top-dog palate cleanser, scrubbing and buffing your tasters for the next round of food. Read more.
2013: Try the Deep Fried Olives. The bright, acidic flavor of the olives cut nicely through the breading, and the creaminess of the cheese and the accompanying ranch sauce tied the flavor together. Read more.