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SideDish By The Numbers: The Greatest Hits of 2013

Here are the most-popular posts on SideDish in 2013. It’s a surprising list.

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10 of the Best, Worst, and Downright Nastiest Foods at the State Fair of Texas 2013

Here on SideDish, we talk about the best and the worst State Fair of Texas foods, but we never talk about those weird in-betweens. You’ve got to admit there’s a lot of junk at the fair every year. You only have so many coupons, a little amount of stomach space, and so much time. You […]

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Eat Up, Y’all: Our Guide to Healthy Food Options at the State Fair of Texas 2013

Here’s the problem with the State Fair: You want to go, but you don’t want to go. All your friends have planned a big “Ladies Night Out” at Fair Park, but you despise all that fried food nastiness with every artery of your being. Fried stuff makes you sick to your stomach. I don’t blame […]

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Don’t Eat This Now: Deep-Fried Nutella at the State Fair of Texas

Dearest deep-fried Nutella, Why are you trying to be a spanakopita when you aren’t? You, Nutella, are lovely just the way you are. You are lovely with bananas. You are lovely plain. You are so lovely, I even did a whole Taste Test Thursday with chocolate hazelnut spread JUST FOR YOU. I enjoyed the strawberry and banana slices […]

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Eat Up, Y’all: Our Guide to New Fried Foods at the State Fair of Texas 2013

Good day to all you friedaholics. Ready to binge? Tomorrow, my little friends and enemies, is the first day of the State Fair of Texas. If you didn’t know this already, you need to get your arteries checked. Make sure they’re squeaky clean before you fill them with grease, grease, and more grease! If you […]

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Special Taste Report: The Eight Fried Finalists at the 2013 Big Texas Choice Awards

Yesterday morning, the eight finalists in the 2013 Big Tex Choice Awards gathered at The Dock to compete for two prizes: “Best Taste” and “Most Creative.” In the end, Isaac Rousso took home the award for “Best Taste” with his deep-fried Cuban roll. Duo Justin and Rudy Martinez nabbed “Most Creative” with their fried Thanksgiving […]

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Deep-Fried Cuban Roll and Fried Thanksgiving Giving Dinner Win 2013 Big Tex Choice Awards

Earlier this morning, the movers and eaters of the State Fair of Texas gathered at The Dock for one of the most important and serious competitions all year: the 2013 Big Tex Choice Awards. (Sorry, Cliburn.) Last week, we revealed the eight finalists who came head-to-head in an oily, oily battle inside Fair Park. Here […]

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Set Your DVRs: Deep Fried Masters to Feature Fried Food from the Texas State Fair

Remember that ooey gooey bacon cinnamon roll at the Texas State Fair last year? The one that won the Most Creative award for 2013? Butch Benavides, the creator of that ingenious sweet-and-salty fried snack, is appearing on Deep Fried Masters tonight on Destination America at 9 p.m. CST. Here’s the show description: Deep fried lemonade, […]

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Adam Richman From Man Vs. Food Discovers the Tastiest Mess at the State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas may be over, but that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of it. Even though he’s said that he’s “quite done with food challenges,” Adam Richman can’t seem to separate himself from food. The host of the cult classic, Man vs. Food on the Travel Channel, was at the State […]

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Where to Find Healthy Food Options at the State Fair of Texas (Comes With a Printable PDF)

On a recent romp through the State Fair, I’ve discovered that it is possible to eat healthy foods there, contrary to popular belief. You just have to know where to find them between the stalls of endless fried-to-death junk. Most people who avoid contracting fried fooditis go for the usual suspects: turkey legs, pickles, hot […]

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