Every year you hear about the “you’ve gotta try that” food item at The CNE. This year is no different. It’s just part of the entire “EXperience”. In previous years you could taste deep fried butter, donut burgers, lobster poutines, to name a few. Here’s what we found particularly heart-stopping this year.
The Ex kicks off its 2016 season this Friday August 19 till September 5.
The Churro Cheeseburger
Epic Burger and Waffles
Churro bun, lightly seasoned all beef patty topped with American cheddar. Make it epic by adding fries and bacon.
Canadian Bacon Taco
Peameal bacon instead of a shell with pulled pork braised for 18 hours topped with mango pico and light burrito sauce.
Fried Pig Ear Sandwich
Farm to Fryer
Fried pig ear with coleslaw on a bun. Deeeee-lish.
Beef dog, 15% cricket powder, free-range cricket raised outside Peterborough, crunchy coleslaw, tobasco, topped with crispy crunchy honey mustard crickets.
Steak, provolone cheese, bacon, chocolate eclair + whipped cream. All of the YES.
Blueberry Pie Milkshakes
Blueberry pie blended into vanilla ice cream, topped with whipped cream, blue and white sprinkles, cotton candy, smarties, a chocolate wafers stick and a slice of blueberry pie!
Sexy Surf ‘n Turf
Oven baked brioche style buns stuffed with slow cooked bison spare ribs and topped with lobster and jerk sauce.