One of the new vendors at the Steele County Free Fair is the Peppered Cow based out of Albert Lea. How she got started is a unique story. You've heard of the TV show Shark Tank where folks pitch ideas and hope to gain funding to expand. Dorie, who started the Peppered Cow won a competition called the Albert Lea Tiger Cage which is similar to Shark Tank. She took the grant for her new business and she was off and running.

Items on her menu include unique items like a Cubano Sandwich which is popular in Florida, green chili fries with cheese and either pork or chicken, and gaucho sandwiches which is Argentinian.

You'll find her just north of the grandstand. Start your stroll up Leisure Lane and take your first right and you'll find her on the left side.


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