- ELIZABETH JAMES
- RABBIT ON A BUN: Barbecue sauce optional
Now, the healthiest and yet most exotic place to eat on the Fairgrounds this time around happens to be a mighty far walk from almost any gate, which in a way makes it a more healthful adventure.
And when you walk up to this place, it doesn’t seem like much. It’s a little yellow trailer just north of the rabbit facility, across the street from the FFA’s big petting zoo. But there are three original items here you won’t find at any other state fair, anywhere.
These little bombs of joy are tasty, and you get four of them for $4. Good deal. Best for sharing. But that’s not the healthy bit. For that, you have to go for some goat or rabbit. No joke. Go look on the jump.
We also had to share some Chocolate Smoochies. C’mon, they were right there. We’d walked all that way back for them. You should, too.
And it was a different beast. The tender shredded rabbit had been marinated in the sweet barbecue sauce, sure — but it was also much cleaner. For $7, you get a pile of rabbit meat on a bun. The sauce is up to you.
Now, yes, it does have a chicken-y flavor to it. But this time around I could tell it was rabbit, and it was tasty. Yay. Very good.
So how do you get to the Feed Trough? If you’re starting at the Main Gate, head straight back to the end of the Midway, turn left at the Swine Facility and go up the hill. The little yellow trailer is on the right just past Mitch’s. Of course, you have just three days to try this delicacy for yourself. You’d better get going.