Carnival Eats celebrates today's modern gastronomic freak show and takes you on an international, food-frenzied roller coaster of culinary delights, to the new epicenter of carnival life — food! Foods of every imaginable shape, size, color and taste are being created specifically for the connoisseurs who ply midways and fairgrounds, and Carnival Eats is there for every delicious bite.
Noah Cappe takes a trip to the Coastal Carolina Fair near Charleston, S.C., where he samples a local legend, Jack's Cosmic Dog. Trolling the fairgrounds, Noah catches the Catfish Sundae and takes a bite of fall flavors with the Pumpkin Cheesecake Pop. Then he heads west and feels the desert heat with some spicy fare at the Maricopa County Fair in Phoenix, Ariz. Noah's taste buds start tingling thanks to the Burnin' Up Burger and the Popper Dog, but a treat so special they call it the Unicorn Shake offers cool relief.
To eat or not to eat? For Noah Cappe, there is no question! Noah heads to San Diego and hams it up at the Balboa Park December Nights festival. The day starts off right with a breakfast Belgian waffle called the Ham I Am, and then it's a showdown between the East Coast Lobstah Taco and homegrown Cali Spicy Kaprao Burger. Then Noah heads north to Antioch, Calif., for the Contra Costa County Fair, where Mexican-American specialties take top prize.
Noah Cappe chills out with some cool Twin City treats at the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Despite sub-zero temperatures, he gets into the spirit with local specialties like the Nordic Waffle Pizza and the super-indulgent Biergarten Cupcake. Then Noah heads to the San Bernardino County Fair in Victorville, Calif., for some rays and eats like Lil' Corn Cakes and an ooey-gooey S'Mores Chimney Stack.
Noah Cappe hits the Big Butler Fair in Prospect, Pa., where he tears into the Conevore, filled to the brim with smoked brisket, pork and chicken. Then, Noah feels the fire with the Ragin' Cajun Hoagie before sampling a Fried Fruit Tart and Big Banana Pop. The folks at the San Mateo County Fair in California have a grand slam with the World Series Burger, then Noah gets wrapped up in a Chile Relleno Burrito and celebrates with Birthday Cake Popcorn Balls.
Noah Cappe's first stop is the Wayne County Fair in Richmond, Ind., where he takes a stroll with the Walking BBQ, feels the groove of the King with a Bacon PB&J Quesadilla, goes healthy-ish with a Deep Fried Salad, and chills out with an all-American ice cream sundae called the Burst of Freedom. Then, at the Lane County Fair in Eugene, Ore., Noah gets some golden gate goods with the Frisco Sandwich before feeling the heat of Jalapeno Popper Onion Rings and finishing off his day with some delectable Deep-Fried Coffee.
Noah Cappe cruises up the west coast, starting at the Columbia County Fair in St. Helens, Ore. First up is a traditional Indian fry bread stuffed with some non-traditional ingredients, then Noah dives into the coastal fusion of the Great Pacific Pita before he gets his paws on the Deep Fried Chili Dog. Finally, Noah erupts with happiness when he eats the Marionberry Volcano. Later, Noah visits the El Dorado County Fair in Placerville, Calif. where he's excited to meet the Rib Pop, taste new heights with Maui Wowies and chow down on the Banana S'more Crepe Cones!
Noah Cappe starts at the Delaware State Fair, where he'll eat the very stately Delaware Dog, a hot dog loaded with scrapple. Then, he'll try to tackle the funnel cake-filled Frankenfunnel Burger and the octopus-loaded Octotaco. Finally, he indulges with the Killer Cereal Treat, a deep-fried fruity breakfast smothered in ice cream. His second stop is the Obion County Fair in Union City, Tenn., where Noah snacks on some authentic Tennessee Wings, praises the Pope's Polish Pizza, and digs into the strawberry-est funnel cake on the fairgrounds.
Noah Cappe heads to Charlotte, Mich. for the Eaton County Fair, where he takes a swing at the PB Battered Burger, then goes coco-nutty for the Pina Colada Shrimp Tacos. The eating's also good in Eaton when he digs into fried zucchini Z'achos and a Super Fried Strawberry Shortcake. Later on, Noah heads to the Montgomery County Fair in Gaithersburg, Md. where he tastes some Pigs in a Pancake, gets a little corny with Columbian Street Corn and finds a partner with the Matcha Made in Heaven.
At the Wilson County Fair, nestled in Lebanon, Tenn., Noah Cappe bites into some classic Tennessee Hot Chicken, tastes authentic home cooking with Meme's Meatloaf Sammy, and samples a pair of sinfully sweet fusion treats: the Apple Pie Cheesecake and the Cotton Candy Cupcake. At the Pickaway County Fair in Circleville, Ohio, Noah huffs and puffs his way through the Three Little Pigs Melt, goes long with the Buffalo Chicken Stromboli and gets hog-wild for the Big PLT.
Noah Cappe takes the west coast by storm, starting with the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver. He gorges on the Big Pickle Dog, then stands at attention for the Colonel Katsu Bao, an Asian-inspired chicken taco. For dessert, Noah chills out with the Deep Fried Margarita and snacks on the Churroreo. Noah's second west coast stop is at the LA County Fair in Pomona, Calif., where he dips into some Deep Fried Guacamole, porks out on the Bacon Wrapped Pork Belly and finally, bites into The Noah, a spicy-sweet dessert made just for him.
At the Prince William County Fair in Manassas, Va., Noah Cappe eats big with the Monumental Grilled Cheese and has his interested peaked by the crab dip-topped Chesapeake Bay Poutine. While there, he also indulges in some Big Daddy's BBQ Rolls and Peach Blossom Dumplings. Then, at the Western Fair in London, Ontario, he dives into a Poutine Dog, the Bacaroni Bowl and Cherry Cheesecake Tempura.
Noah Cappe's first stop is The Big Butler Fair in Butler, Penn., where he dines on a Euro-fusion Greek Pizza, a Crabby Patty burger and a Deep Fried Chili Dog, before finally tasting a Fluffernutter Elephant Ear pasty. Then, at the Mississippi State Fair in Jackson, Miss., he tucks into a Beer-Battered Burger, Porkchos and a Mississippi Mud Fry.
Noah Cappe lands at the LA County Fair in Pomona, Calif. for some sunny west coast eats, like the Jackfruit Torta, PB Meatballs, and cherry candy-coated Cherry Punch Hot Wings. Finally, Noah takes a tasty stroll through the rainbow Ice Cream Garden, a treat as beautiful as it is tasty. Later, Noah heads to the Markham Fair in Ontario for the colorful and delicious Pulled Pork Rainbow Melt. He also tastes a Frosted Fried Turkey Leg, coated in sugary cereal, and for dessert, the Crispy Cruncher.
Noah Cappe heads to Vancouver to sample some amazing eats, like the truly Canadian Poutine Stuffed Burger, Shrimp Fried Rice Balls, Jerk Chicken Dumplings, and the Donuccino, a meal and a milkshake all in one. Later, Noah seeks out the main attractions at the Fryeburg Fair in Maine, where he finds heaven with the Pig Pile in Paradise and eats local favorites like a Lobster Roll and Maine Blueberry Crepes.
Noah Cappe knows Dela-where to find amazing fresh seafood, the Delaware State Fair in Harrington! He starts with the Shrimp Dog, then feels some soul with the Crabtastic Po' Boy. He also samples a local Delaware classic with the Apple Scrapple Burger before feeding his sweet tooth with a beer-battered Deep Fried Key Lime Pie. From there, Noah heads to the Arizona State Fair in Phoenix for the Chili Pie Burger, a Deep Fried Tamale, and a massive desert dessert: the Cinnamonster.
Noah Cappe heads for the Lone Star state to eat his way through the Texas State Fair in Dallas, featuring some inventive foods like the Bacon-tilla and the indulgent masterpiece of Chicken Fried Lobster. For dessert, Noah feeds his sweet tooth with a pair of earthy treats, the Carrot Cake Roly and the creamy Deep Fried Sweet Potato Pie. Later, Noah heads to the Oakland County Fair in Davisburg, Mich. to eat the Cheeseburger Crunch Wrap, the Rodeo Pizza, and The Whole Farm, a sandwich loaded with farm-fresh favorites.
Berries might be little but they're full of huge flavor, just like the seven berry sweet dishes Noah will be sampling in this episode. Noah will so discover that berries are good on everything from savory Strawberry Arugula Pizza to the perfectly named Strawberry Waffle Bomb.
Noah checks out seven of the nation's most creative and tantalizing tacos from fresh and succulent soft shell crab tacos to authentic tacos al pastor.
Noah travels the country checking out unique carnival-inspired twists on classic Italian dishes like deep-fried cannoli and a mash up of calzones and lasagna.
Noah takes a big appetite to carnivals around the world where he samples seven of the most belly-busting eats around.
Noah gets up the courage to sample seven of the spiciest midway munchies from pretzels in California to desserts in New York.
The Lone Star state's best carnival food takes center stage in this episode. From a giant BBQ stuffed baked potato at the Houston Livestock show, to a Forth Worth Tex Mex Burrito almost as big as the state itself, Noah discovers that everything is bigger, and yummier, in Texas.
Noah is California dreamin' for the Golden State's best carnival eats. He sets things on fire with a Deep Pit BBQ dinner, gets groovy with the Green Goddess and celebrates with Birthday Cake Crepes.
It's everyone's favorite lunch, dinner, breakfast and even dessert? On the fairground, Noah Cappe discovers some amazing pizzas including a breakfast pizza in Georgia, an awesome pizza in a cone and even a funnel cake pizza at the Florida State Fair!
Why save your holiday favorites for the holidays, when you can enjoy them year round at the fair? Some of your favorite holiday dishes get the carnival eats treatment. Noah gets a Taste of Christmas in Pennsylvania and discovers a To Die For Casserole in Michigan. The results will have you cancelling Thanksgiving at Grandma's and instead, spending it with Noah Cappe.
Noah Cappe heads to the Arkansas State Fair for the Arkansas Slamwich, the Stuffed Thanksgiving Taco and more; a savory funnel cake called the Chick 'N' Cake, deep-fried rice pudding and other delights.
Noah Cappe heads to the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair for a helping of Cajun treats, like Cajun boudin tacos and pecan pie pops; basking in the lights of the Aurora Winter Festival in Toronto.
The OMG Pretzel Bomb and the Fried King Cake; a Wurstburger and a chocolaty Black Forest Float at the Oktoberfest celebration known as Wurstfest.
Midway eats, like the Onion Ring Nacho Supreme and Cosmic Funnel Cake at the Pasco County Fair in Florida; the Sights and Sounds of Christmas in San Marcos, Texas.
Noah Cappe hits the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock to discover the Arkanstick, an ice-cream treat known as the Rainbow Roll, deep-fried piña colada, and sausage pizza corn hog.
Noah Cappe arrives in Macon, Ga., for the International Cherry Blossom Festival; a pimento cheese-filled breakfast sandwich called the Up All Night, a pink pizza called the Macon Cherry Bomb and a trio of meat-filled midway munchies.
At the California Mid-Winter Fair and Fiesta, Noah samples a Korean twist on a French dip, a Diablo Dog, and the Supreme Samoa doughnut stack; the Henderson, Nev., St. Patrick's Day Festival has Blasted Irish Burgers and gold-infused Leprechaun Mac.
Noah Cappe gets things started in Florida at the Okeechobee County Fair where he samples the Hot Wing Grilled Cheese, the Sweet Bacon Devil Burger and the made-in-Florida Strawberry Margarita Funnel Cake. Next, he's off to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas, to indulge in ooey-gooey Pasta Roses before finishing things off with the Lords of Hogtown -- homemade cinnamon rolls made even better with bacon!
Noah Cappe celebrates the arrival of spring in Winchester, Va., at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. He gets things started with the Cowboy Breakfast and ends the day with the uniquely sweet Caramel Apple Tots. Then it's over to coastal California for the Santa Barbara Fair and Expo, where Noah challenges himself to the 5 Pounderito and tries the finger-licking Ice Cream Funnelwich.
Noah Cappe arrives in the Aloha State for the 'Iolani Fair. This school fundraiser fair in Honolulu features Hawaiian-style fried dough in the Malasada Ice Cream Sandwich and Sweet Roll Sliders. Then, Noah heads over to the white sugar sands of Naples, Fla., where the sweet times continue at the Collier County Fair and Exposition. He goes for two mashups: the Cubano Pizza and the PB and J Dog.
Noah Cappe is in carnivore mode for the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo in Texas. From the Southwest Dog to the Show Hog, no one goes home hungry. Then he heads to the Great Anderson County Fair in South Carolina for a "steak out" in the form of the Spud Steak Sandwich before wrapping up the day with a midway mashup, the Apple Cheesecake Quesadilla.
Where there's smoke, there's fire, and Noah Cappe is ready to have his taste buds fired up at the Spencerport Volunteer Firemen's Association Carnival in New York. From the Flaming Weck to the Five Alarm Fries, there's plenty of sizzle. Then Noah gets a serving of Southern hospitality at the Great Anderson County Fair in South Carolina, where he chows down on the Backyard BBQ Burrito and Smash Potato Waffles.
Noah Cappe heads to New York for the Long Island Fun Fest and some Empire State eats. He can't resist a pizza covered in gooey penne alla vodka or a fancy Hamptons Dog, and he also tries the ultimate Italian-American combo, a Cannoli Calzone. Then Noah travels to Fort Pierce, Fla., for the St. Lucie County Fair, where he devours the savory and sweet Loaded Churro Fries. The Strawberry Cheeseshake and the Food Court Megastick send him home happy.
Noah Cappe heads to northern Indiana, where the Hoosiers in Valparaiso are doing things right at the Porter County Fair. The Super Ramen Dog combines two delicious foods Noah didn't know belonged together, the Elephant Ear Taco is a new take on a fairground favorite, and the Peanut Pop Shake has Noah all shook up. Then he heads north of the border to Brooklin, Ontario, for the Brooklin Spring Fair. He makes friends with the Secret Club, gets a taste from across the pond with London Calling and eats dessert in a whole new way with the Push Pop Cake.
Noah Cappe ventures to the land of cheese for the Wisconsin State Fair and is greeted with the ooey-gooey French Onion Soup'r Stick. The Wisconsin Hot Chicken Bomb is a local variation on fried chicken, and the state's signature cocktail is transformed into the Deep-Fried Old Fashioned dessert. Then Noah is off to Goshen, Ind., for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. One of the prettiest fairgrounds in Indiana, it's also home to an iconic Indy Burger, a new take on the funnel cake and the mysteriously delicious Dark and Minty.