FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – Of 500-plus food items at the Minnesota State Fair, there are 38 new ones this year. Among them:

Sweet cheese blintz. Soft baked crepe filled with sweet vanilla-flavored cream cheese and sprinkled with powdered sugar. At iPierogi booth. Images: Minnesota State Fair

Tandoor-fired jerk chicken Mmini’zza. (White chicken meat, bell pepper, onion medley, whole milk mozzarella cheese and West Indies Soul Food’s signature Jamaican jerk sauce on a buttermilk naan crust baked in a tandoor oven. At West Indies Soul Food booth

Sundae sammie. Grilled sandwich with cinnamon bread, Minnesota strawberry jam, vanilla cream, fresh strawberries, whipped cream, toasted peanuts, confetti sprinkles and flaked sea salt. Gluten-free and vegan options available. At Jammy Sammies by Brim booth.

Earlier: Fair food fusion: Reuben egg roll / 10