It's unclear why it took so long to come up with, but the classic Tampa Cuban is getting a remix when the fair puts its insides—ham, roast pork, salami, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard—between two funnel cakes topped with doughnut glaze. I mean, just look at that thing.
Another very-Florida food, Key lime pie, gets some attention thanks to a fried version featuring Key lime pie filling, graham crackers and buttercream frosting atop mini donuts, but the rest of the new additions are pretty familiar. See a list of Florida State Fair's new food options for 2023, as described in a press release, below.
The Florida State Fair happens Feb. 9-20 at the Florida State Fairground in Tampa. Gates open at 11 a.m., and tickets are $6-$10 with ride and fast pass options starting at $20.
- The Walkin' Nacho Dog Combine a classic hotdog with nacho toppings to satisfy all salty and savory cravings.
- Mexican Street Corn Sundae Top fresh cut fries with chile con queso, sweet corn, cilantro lime crema, crushed corn chips and cheese and more!
- Fried Key Lime Pie How do you incorporate the classic flavors of a key lime pie into a fair-centric dessert? Pile key lime pie filling, graham crackers and buttercream frosting atop mini donuts.
- Tampa Cuban Funnel Cake Sandwich Made just for the Florida State Fair! Place the contents of a traditional cuban between two funnel cakes and top with a donut glaze for the ultimate Tampa X Fair creation!