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Fair food preview: New food truck at county fair does not disappoint

The Six Best Days of Summer might as well be known as The Six Worst Days of the Year for My Waistline. I just cannot resist fair food in all of it’s deep-fried, sugar-coated deliciousness — especially cheese curds and funnel cakes.

With that being said, I encourage everyone who has a chance to eat at the fair to try something new — you may just find a new favorite. I did.

After being open for only a month, Evan’s Eatery decided to bring its menu to the fair and it did not disappoint. I sampled its bison burger, a chicken quesadilla and fries, and they were amazing.

Everything is made fresh to order so you may have a couple-minute wait, but in my opinion, it’s well worth it.

My bison burger was served with Swiss cheese, ketchup, mayonnaise and pickles on a toasted bun. The meat was lean, but not dry. The meat comes from grass-fed, hormone-free animals, so it’s actually a healthier option than many fair foods, yet equally delicious.

The quesadilla from Evan’s Eatery. – Colleen Harrison/Albert Lea Tribune

The quesadilla was served with a side that immediately caught my attention — chipotle aioli. Chipotle is a menu buzzword for me. Just like bacon, cheese, ranch, jalapenos and buffalo sauce, anything with a menu item with chipotle in it will immediately grab my attention and will catapult it to the top of my potential selection list.

The aioli had a slight kick to it and complimented the three-cheese blend in the quesadilla perfectly. For those who don’t like chipotle, salsa or sour cream are options you could also explore.

A side of waffle fries is a great accompaniment and is seasoned with Evan’s Eatery’s own special blend of spices.

As an extra bonus, Evan’s Eatery is a local business run by Dan and April Miller of New Richland — so if you don’t get a chance to sample their food at the Freeborn County Fair, you might not have to wait an entire year to get another chance.