Herb Kohl's milk: Still just a quarter.
Early this morning I slipped on headphones and talked with Wisconsin Public Radio's Joy Cardin about the Wisconsin State Fair. We discussed many of the food-related impressions I reported a few days ago (cream puffs yes, chocolate-covered bacon not so much).
The fair runs through Sunday, Aug. 16 in West Allis. Streaming audio of my segment is on WPR's web site.
I was glad to explore to other fair topics with Cardin, too, like the seedy allure of the carnival midway and the astonishingly effective sales techniques of the guy hawking ShamWows in the Wisconsin Exposition Center. We took questions from listeners, including the woman who wanted to know where to find the drive-through window for cream puffs. (Answer: gate 4.) Someone wanted to know if cups of Sen. Herb Kohl's milk are still a quarter. (Yep.)
There were a few topics I meant to touch on but didn't, including the axe-throwing demonstration by Timber Tina's World Champion Lumberjills and the fact that I am charmed by the young women who, in heels and skirts down on the dirt floor of the coliseum, hand out trophies to farmers who've raised the best sheep, cows, horses. These women wear tiaras. I can't think of a better accessory for the Wisconsin State Fair.