Scratching Your Itch for Fair Food

bobbin mulvaney eating at fair
Bobbin Mulvaney eating a potato tornado

With the California State Fair canceled this summer due to the pandemic, local restaurateur Bobbin Mulvaney was feeling down about missing her favorite fair foods, particularly the potato tornado—a deep-fried spiral-cut potato on a stick. So she and her husband/business partner, Patrick Mulvaney, came up with a dinner menu of fair-inspired goodies that will be available for order and pickup this Saturday (July 18) at Mulvaney’s B&L. The meal includes three appetizers (a deep-fried chicken wing that Patrick jokingly dubbed “the world’s smallest turkey leg,” a mini corn dog and reuben egg roll on a stick), heirloom green bean and cucumber salad, Mexican corn on the cobsmoked tri-tip with cowboy beans and cornbread, a slice of watermelon and a trio of sweets (caramel corn, chocolate-dipped Oreos and funnel cake with peach preserves). The package is $42 per person, plus an additional $10 if you want to add on a cocktail (watermelon margarita or hurricane)Orders must be in by 8 p.m. Friday. Pickup is between 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday. To order, call (916) 441-6022.

Mulvaney’s B&L