Fried on the Side

by | Aug 17th, 2010 | 10:51AM | Filed under: Redbox Insider, Redbox On The Road, Videos

A couple of weeks ago, Chris and I hit the road to begin a little journey we like to call the State Fair Project. We thought we’d visit a few (okay, maybe twenty) state fairs to get some insight into one of America’s oldest traditions. We’re shooting a documentary as we go, which means we Eat, Pray, Love all things cinematic. Luckily for us, redbox has asked us to guest-post for a while and share our adventures with redbox fans.

We’ve decided it’s time for a State Fair/redbox official crossover: Fried on the Side. Basically, it takes two things fair-goers know and love and marries them in a perfect cinematic moment. Sure, it would be a) incredibly expensive and b) entirely impractical, but in a dream world, this is how it would work:

  1. You would go to a redbox kiosk to rent your favorite new release.
  2. While you wait for your movie rental to process, you’d peruse a “Fried on the Side” kiosk located to the left of the redbox.
  3. Then you’d choose from your favorite state fair fried foods: Fried Snickers, Fried Twinkies, Fried Zucchini, or the new release, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Fried Burger.
  4. Next, you’d take your rental and your food back to your home.
  5. Enjoy.

Check out our video above and tell us your favorite Fried on the Side today! Do it for your country, do it for your family… DO IT FOR YOUR WAISTLINE.


7 Responses to “Fried on the Side”

  1. Mary
    Posted on August 17, 2010 at 11:02 am

    At our county fair, we have these deep fried mushrooms with ranch sauce …… I would really want to eat some of those with a movie and a cozy couch.

  2. JD
    Posted on August 17, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I’m in for fried green beans.

  3. JGM
    Posted on August 18, 2010 at 11:47 am

    The last thing you want to do is take deep-fried anything *home*. Rule #1 of fried foods: eat now, regret later.

  4. Trieste
    Posted on August 18, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Funnel Cakes ROCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have stood in line for 30 min just to order then still wait to get it. mmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmm GOOD

  5. Bree
    Posted on August 18, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    My favorite State Fair food is actually a drink. Lemon Shake-Ups. mmmmm-mmmm good. Nothing like them during a *hot* and *long* state fair day!

  6. Billy
    Posted on August 20, 2010 at 10:13 am

    For the Fried on the Side Redbox concept, how about a suggested movie/deep-fried pairing? Renting “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”…suggested pairing = Fried meatballs. Watching “Sex & The City” the movie, hmm….any ideas?

  7. Mary
    Posted on August 26, 2010 at 9:40 am

    I love veggie tempura. Served all by itself, it’s potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, green peppers all dipped in a tempura batter and deep fried…AT LEAST I GET MY VEGGIES!