Maybe the Minnesota State Fair should have had a red carpet. On opening day, celebrity sighting were as plentiful as a deep-fried foods on a stick. Here's a recap of the big names who ate their way through the Great Minnesota Get-Together on Thursday. NBC's Al Roker did a live broadcast for the "Today" show and brought along some famous friends. Watch TV food personality Andrew Zimmern expound on the history of the fair's classic foods while Sen. Franken simply munches away on a piece of corn.
Are you ready to eat tons of food at the Minnesota State Fair? More important, are you ready to take tons of photos of yourself eating tons of food? We hope so. If you’re like us, taking photos at the fair makes everything that much more fun. And we’d like to see your pics. Simply post your photos from this year’s fair to your Instagram account and include the hashtag #StribStateFair. We’re looking for photos of food, faces, attractions and just all-around great moments.
I felt like I was lying. For months, I've told friends I'm going home to Vietnam. But "going home" isn't exactly right. I've never been to Vietnam. I've wanted to visit my mother's country for as long as I can remember. But life happens and the next thing I know I'm a 35-year-old mixed-race Asian guy who hasn't experienced the culture outside of eating pho on University Avenue and listening to my mom tell her old stories. Home for me is Minnesota.
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