Come Fry With Me: Florida State Fair Funnel Cake Queen ‘Mama Jane’ Harris

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The Florida State Fair will look a little different this year, due to the pandemic. But one thing remains the same: The food will be as over-the-top as ever.

As usual, serving up your deep-fried favorites will be “Mama Jane” Harris, who’s worked with The Best Around Concessions for more than 35 years. The Cape Coral-based company is owned by the McGrath family. But it’s Mama Jane who’s become a funnel cake virtuoso and media darling.

So how’d she get into this?

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After Vice President Kamala Harris visit, business jumps at Brown Sugar Bakery on Chicago’s South Side

Since Vice President Kamala Harris visited the Brown Sugar Bakery on the South Side last Tuesday to throw a spotlight on small Black female-owned businesses, in-store retail sales jumped 21% overall and online sales increased 88%, according to owner Stephanie Hart.

Harris made a brief stop outside the bakery at 328 E. 75th en route back to Midway Airport after she toured a vaccination center at 2260 S. Grove St., organized by the Chicago Federation of Labor.

She picked up a slice of German chocolate cake – her favorite – and the bakery staff presented her with two trays

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