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Dining News: Counting Calories at the State Fair


Food at the State Fair is undeniably delicious. But the assortment of fried and smoked delights could be a ton of calories. While I don't think calories consumed the State Fair count, apparently science disagrees.

FOX 40 plays the role of buzz killer and takes a look at just how many calories some of our favorite State Fair treats pack:

  • Fried Twinkies: 420 Calories
  • Funnel Cake: (no toppings) 800 Calories
  • Chocolate Covered Banana: 260 Calories
  • Chocolate Covered Cheesecake With Bacon: 650 Calories

FOX 40 also has the fat content of these treats and the number of calories in a turkey leg and a Krispy Kreme Bacon Cheeseburger (with video), on

And in case you missed it, my review of Fried Nutella, Fried Cap'n Crunch and Fried Peaches.

More News:

It's BLT Week! - BLT lovers, rejoice! This week, your favorite sandwich is being lavishly (and creatively) celebrated by an impressive lineup of chefs in the region. It’s BLT Week July 15th through the 21st, and the iconic, bacon-laden nosh will be showcased in restaurants such as Mulvaney's B&L, Bacon & Butter, Tuli Bistro, the Golden Bear, Shady Lady Saloon and Hawks in Roseville. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.

First Impressions: Thai Canteen gets off to a promising start - Our spring rolls were nicely deep-fried, crisp and tasty. The pad thai was done with precision and showed all the hallmarks of a very good Thai dish – noodles that were tender without being gloppy, and clear, vibrant seasonings throughout. For starters, the deep-fried corn was a tasty treat...Try it if: You're looking for a new Thai restaurant with urban style, good cooking and great prices. Forget it if: You insist on full table service and more traditional décor. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.

This version of linguine with clams takes pasta to the sublime - Pasta comes in a delightful array of shapes, sizes and names, from the familiar (rigatoni, lasagna) to the obscure (maltagliati, sorprese lisce). We found a marvelous version at Piatti Ristorante in Sacramento, where a starter bowl is $13, the entree is $18. Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.

Hot City Pizza: Beer, then pizza - Overall, the pizza here is average. But Hot City gets an extra star for the fine beer selection and staff members’ willingness to help customers decide which beer to choose. With so many choices—there are several fridges full of beer bottles and a handful of rotating taps—selecting a brew can be a tremendously difficult undertaking. Taps rotate “as often as possible,” according to one employee. Pro tip: Head to the eatery on a Saturday for discounts on bottles of craft beer. Jonathan Mendick in Sac News & Review.

VIDEO: Cafe Bernardo Davis - Chef Dante Romandia with Cafe Bernardo in Davis is making pan roasted chicken breast with Paul Robins. On FOX 40.


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