Deep-Fried Peaches Headline Fair Foods at Food Lion AutoFair, May Races
The tradition of fun, fair foods at Charlotte Motor Speedway continues with deep-fried peaches headlining the concession menus for the April 7-10 Food Lion AutoFair and the track’s May NASCAR events: the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 21 and the Coca-Cola 600 on May 29.
According to Chef Eileen DelPiano with Levy Restaurants, deep-fried peaches is yet another treat on a long list of unique concession items Levy has created for events at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“It’s always a lot of fun coming up with these fair foods,” she said. “We hope the fans enjoy eating them as much as we enjoy creating them.”
Food Lion AutoFair and May race attendees will get a true southern treat with a twist with an order of deep-fried peaches. The peaches are sliced, dipped in batter, rolled in a cornflake crumb topping, then fried and served with a cinnamon-vanilla dipping sauce.
During the Food Lion AutoFair, deep-fried peaches will join several other southern-inspired treats, including “bologna-q,” “lug nuts” mac and cheese balls and a breakfast “sundae.”
The bologna-q sandwich includes deep-fried strips of bologna, smothered in bar-be-cue sauce, then topped with a pickled onion mustard slaw on a hamburger bun. The “lug nuts” are pimento mac and cheese balls mixed with bacon, coated and deep fried. Finally, the breakfast “sundae” is a hearty morning meal, featuring layers of biscuit, eggs, sausage, sausage gravy and grits, topped with cheddar cheese.
All of the fair food items are available at the Levy Restaurants concession stand near the Time Warner Cable Media Center in the infield during the Food Lion AutoFair.
The unique foods will be joined by one-of-a-kind automotive displays, including a street-legal Radio Flyer wagon; 50-plus car club displays; more than 10,000 vendor spaces that offer a plethora of automotive parts and memorabilia; and a collector car auction conducted by Dealer Auctions Inc. More than 1,500 collectible vehicles of all makes and models will be available for sale in the car corral that rings the 1.5-mile superspeedway.
Hours for the April 7-10 Food Lion AutoFair are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. Ticket prices are $10 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Parking for the event is $5. For more information on the four-day event, contact the speedway events department at (704) 455-3205 or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.