Dining and Drinking

Unicorn, fried, sweet and hot: We taste the OC Fair food

Unicorn, fried, sweet and hot: We taste the OC Fair food

From Flamin’ Hot Cheetos cheese fries to a chicken sandwich made with doughnuts and heaped with ice cream, we made our way to the Orange County Fair Friday — stomachs rumbling and antacids at the ready — to taste some of the event’s most unconventional gastronomic delights.

Our first stop was Chicken Charlie’s, a stand known for the unique culinary creations of Charlie Boghosian, who is always cooking up ideas for extreme fair foods. By the time one fair ends, he already has ideas for the next.

“Every year we try to outdo ourselves from the year before,” Boghosian said. “I’m just trying to do a good job in the sense of giving people something wild and crazy when they come to...

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