Minnesota State Fair Affair | Bell House
The Bell House is very good at providing reasons for folks to gather and drink in the daytime in every season, but this year they've made a hefty commitment in advance to at least 50 Sundays of state-themed drinking with the promise to--once a month--reenact each state's annual State Fair.
Past months they included Texas and Colorado, this Sunday it was Minnesota's turn. Many revelers were sad not see any 4H component to the day's festivities, and even more were disappointed that there was no sign of a ride anywhere on the "midway," but there were contests for best butter sculpture (we think the guy who sculpted Bob Dylan's head out was robbed) and best food-on-a-stick.
There was also a special guest appearance from Senator Al Franken, who helped judge the food on a stick competition with entries varying from creative "sangria on a stick" to traditional "bar on a stick." Only early birds managed to see this, though, with lines snaking a long way down the very long block outside the club.
Thankfully, "Mid-wexican" food was served up outside from the Minnesotan owned Mexicue truck, and impressively they managed to serve every last hungry person throughout the whole day without running out of food. Stock up on your favorite home state-themed T-shirts and get ready for the next one! SEE FULL GALLERY