Outstanding Eats from the Alameda County Fair — Carnival Cravings

Check out photos of the best festival eats Anthony got to try in Pleasanton, Calif.

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Burgers, Bacon and the Bay

More than half a million people show up every year at the Alameda County Fair, held in a suburb of San Francisco. And there's plenty of food for them all, because more than 60 vendors are serving up carnival eats. "I'm going to put on my Thanksgiving pants and dig in," Anthony said.

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Lobster Corn Dog — Sharky's Fish Stand

It might sound odd, but this place actually makes lobster sausages to use for this dish, which is deep-fried like the classic and served with a homemade lemon aioli. "Nothing but pure lobster meat right there," Anthony said.

Macaroni-and-Cheese-Stuffed Bacon Burger — Stuffie's Char-Broiler

When cheese on top of your burger just isn't enough, head for this stuffed burger. It's got macaroni and cheese baked right into the meat, and it's all covered with bacon and served with a side of peanut butter-and-jelly french fries. "That's not bad!" Anthony said.

Spaghetti Ice Cream — Cardinali Family Ice Cream

Don't worry, there's no actual pasta in this. It's just vanilla ice cream that comes out looking like spaghetti. Then, it's topped with strawberry "marinara" and chocolate "meatballs." "I didn't know what to expect with this, but this right here is delicious," Anthony said.

Crawfish Etouffee — Southern Comfort Kitchen

This take on a seafood stew includes rice, vegetables and fresh New Orleans crawfish, all cooked together in a buttery tomato sauce. "I lived there and this is authentic," Anthony says after taking a bite.

Meat in Paradise — Light Bulb Grill

For this, chunks of pork belly are skewered, then wrapped in bacon and deep-fried. But that's not all. The bacon-wrapped pork belly is then grilled, covered in batter, deep-fried, wrapped in bacon again and deep-fried again. "It's just bacon upon bacon upon bacon upon bacon," Anthony said.

Red Velvet Funnel Cake Supreme — Funnel Cakes West

These cakes differ from the usual because they're fried in an iron skillet instead of a deep-fryer. This allows the oil to get hotter, producing a less-greasy funnel cake. "It's a completely different texture than a traditional funnel cake," Anthony said.

Red, White and Blue Potato — Spud Ranch

This is no ordinary baked potato. It's smothered in big chunks of white meat chicken, giant blue cheese crumbles, Greek yogurt Sriracha sauce and white-truffle Alfredo. "That's some good eating," Anthony said.

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