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Sunday, May 22, 2011

New taste treat:

Raccoon on a stick


05/20/2011

PLEASANTON, CA -- For years, George Sandefur's cuisine didn't require a strong stomach, but the spread he is bringing to the Alameda County Fair isn't for the squeamish.
Known as Jungle George across the fair circuit, Sandefur promises to provide a thrill and whet the appetite of fair visitors with taste treats like raccoon, python, maggots, kangaroo, chocolate covered scorpions or deep fried butter.
"Fair goers want adventurous," said Sandefur, who has been in the amusement business for the past 38 years and owns the Fremont-based Jungle George Amusements Inc.
"We sell exotic meats and edible bugs," he said. "(Customers) will come up and say I won't eat that and walk away, but they come back and try it." Alameda County Fair organizers are banking that Sandefur's edible delights will be one of at least 99 highlights during this year's theme of 99 Ways to Come Out and Play.
The fair runs from June 22 through July 10, but is closed on Tuesdays. To celebrate the fair's 99th edition, it is hosting a series of 99-themed events, including 99-cent admission on Wednesdays before 3 p.m.; 99-cent rides on June 27; 99-cent beers in the Grandstands before the second race on every Thursday and 99-second bull rides to win a prize.
This year also includes a reduction of horse racing days from 15 to 13 with no racing on Wednesdays.
Sandefur's menu will be available every day during the fair and might be the fair's most attention grabbing cuisineread more at:http://www.mercurynews.com/food-wine-headlines/ci_18106518?nclick_check=1

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