Show 436, July 31, 2021: “Chicken Charlie” Boghosian, Celebrity Concessionaire, OC Fair Part One

Chicken Charlie Boghosian of Chicken Charlie's FryBQ

The 2021 OC Fair opened the gates on Friday, July 16th. The first Weekend was a complete sellout. Outrageous Fair Food is always a mouthwatering highlight. What crazy edible will they next put on a stick?

One of the all-star, Fair Food personalities is the well-traveled “Chicken Charlie” Boghosian, The Deep Fry King and the originator in the 90’s of the Deep-Fried Oreo. Charlie is also known as “The Master of Fun Food.” Outside of the OC Fair season you can find the full- service Chicken Charlie’s Table in Rancho Bernardo year-round along with a full bar. Chicken Charlie also has a new, year-round Fair-stand in Belmont Park in Mission Beach.

New for Chicken Charlie for 2021 are a Waffle Cone with Buffalo Chicken and Mac & Cheese, Chicken Lumpia with Pineapple Compote and Ice Cream, and Buffalo Brownies. A favorite in Charlie’s non-fried standards is the ever-popular Maui Chicken in a Pineapple Bowl.

We’ll find out what other indulgent deliciousness Chicken Charlie is cooking up now through August 15th as Chicken Charlie Boghosian joins us.

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Show 436, July 31, 2021: “Chicken Charlie” Boghosian, Celebrity Concessionaire, OC Fair Part Two

Chicken Charlie Boghosian of Chicken Charlie's FryBQ

The 2021 OC Fair opened the gates on Friday, July 16th. The first Weekend was a complete sellout. Outrageous Fair Food is always a mouthwatering highlight. What crazy edible will they next put on a stick?

One of the all-star, Fair Food personalities is the well-traveled “Chicken Charlie” Boghosian, The Deep Fry King and the originator in the 90’s of the Deep-Fried Oreo. Charlie is also known as “The Master of Fun Food.” Outside of the OC Fair season you can find the full- service Chicken Charlie’s Table in Rancho Bernardo year-round along with a full bar. Chicken Charlie also has a new, year-round Fair-stand in Belmont Park in Mission Beach.

New for Chicken Charlie for 2021 are a Waffle Cone with Buffalo Chicken and Mac & Cheese, Chicken Lumpia with Pineapple Compote and Ice Cream, and Buffalo Brownies. A favorite in Charlie’s non-fried standards is Maui Chicken in a Pineapple Bowl.

We’ll find out what other indulgent deliciousness Chicken Charlie is cooking up now through August 15th as Chicken Charlie Boghosian continues with us.

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Show 388, August 29, 2020: Jerilyn Lynch, Co-Proprietor, Mutt Lynch’s, Newport Beach

Jerilyn Lynch of Mutt Lynch'sMutt Lynch’s in Newport Beach, celebrating their 45th Anniversary this year, has introduced a limited-time menu inspired by the distinctive and typically over-the-top specialty foods found at the OC Fair. “Available for a limited time, the special menu sees the addition of iconic Fair favorites, including Giant Turkey Legs and Deep-fried Oreos. When the OC Fair was canceled this year for only the second time in its over-130-year history due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Mutt Lynch’s found a way to keep its magic alive with a special menu recreating some of the Fair’s most iconic dishes. The OC Fair favorites will be available through Labor Day (with the possibility of an extension.)”

“We go to OC Fair every year as a family, and one of the biggest draws for us is the outrageously fun food,” comments second-generation owner Jerilyn Lynch. “The Fair signifies the peak of summer; being there creates a sense of care-free nostalgia. We think the world could use a bit of that right now, so we thought ‘If we can’t go to the OC Fair, we’ll bring the OC Fair to us!’”

“In addition to its new, limited-time menu of OC Fair-inspired food, Mutt Lynch’s is currently offering its full menu – which contains over 200 items. The iconic beach bar has also expanded to offer outdoor dining, converting five parking spaces into a spacious beach-front dining area with plenty of seating, tiki torches and the hanging Christmas lights, that have become a year-round staple at Mutt Lynch’s. This year, the family-owned eatery celebrates its 45th anniversary.”

2nd generation Co-owner, Jerilyn Lynch, is our guest with Giant Turkey Leg in hand.

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Show 183, August 6, 2016: Celebrity Fair Food Concessionaire, “Chicken” Charlie Boghosian

Chicken Charlie BoghosianThe OC Fair in Costa Mesa continues through August 14th. What’s new in Fair Food? We’ll chat with “Chicken Charlie” Boghosian, a pioneer in fair food favorites. You just might call him the “King” of fried fair food! He invented the deep-fried Oreo, still his favorite deep-fried creation.

In the just concluded Fair Food Competition, The Concessionaire’s Cup, Charlie was awarded Gold medals for his bacon-wrapped fried chicken leg (Best Fried Food) and for his Maui Bowl (Ethnic Category.)

New for Chicken Charlie this year is the clever Chicken In a Waffle On a Stick, and Escargot and Caviar Doritos.

Away from the Summer Fair circuit “Chicken Charlie” Boghosian has a year-round restaurant in San Diego. It’s Chicken Charlie’s FryBQ.

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