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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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Don’t Eat This Now: Deep Fried Girl Scout Cookies at the State Fair

Dear deep fried Samoas, I can’t tell you how disappointed I am. Those 10 coupons I spent on you are 10 coupons I’ll never get back. I could’ve gone on the scary haunted house ride twice with 10 coupons! Instead, I wasted them on four of you. Why? Because I love Girl Scout Cookies. Whenever […]

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The State Fair of Texas Holds Record For World’s Largest Frito Chili Pie

Frito-Lay celebrated its 80th anniversary in a big way on Monday, October 1 at 9:45 a.m. How big, you ask? Big enough to try and set the record for the world’s largest Frito chili pie at the State Fair of Texas. The current Guinness World Record weighs in at a whopping 1,100 pounds, making this […]

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New Fried Foods at the State Fair of Texas 2012: Our Guide to the Best Artery-Cloggers

If my arteries could talk, they’d be screaming in half-pain/half-joy because tomorrow, my friends, is the FIRST DAY of the State Fair. When those beautiful Fair Park gates open in 19 hours, 20 minutes, and 45 seconds, we’ll finally be able to enter Fried Food Heaven and rest in buttered peace. But enough of this […]

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Chili Cook-Off Marks the Beginning of State Fair Festivities

Never having been to a chili cook-off before, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked up to the parking lot at Fair Park on Sunday, September 23. One thing was predictable, though: the scorching Texas heat at an unforgiving 91 degrees. This was one of the few chili cooking competitions before the long awaited […]

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How to Fry Cotton Candy

Tommy Tolls is the Cotton Candy guy. He’s going to be standing inside Cassie’s Frozen Yogurt booth at the Texas State Fair starting on September 28, supervising the cooks to make sure they make the fried cotton candy balls perfectly right. Cassie Uptmore, who started her froyo biz in Grapevine and had her own booth at […]

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Deep Fried Jambalaya Wins “Best Taste” in 2012 Big Tex Choice Awards Competition

This morning at 9 a.m., the eight finalists in the 2012 Big Tex Choice Awards gathered at The Dock Restaurant in Fair Park for a little fried food showdown. Within an hour of tasting all the entries, the three judges (Rep. Eric Johnson, Andrea Rega, and Donovan Lewis) announced at the Eighth Annual Big Tex […]

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Taste Preview: Fried Pork Wings at the 2012 Big Tex Choice Awards

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Isaac Rousso, the frying genius behind Big Tex Choice Award finalists deep fried salsa (2011) and deep fried pop tarts (2010), hopes to win this year’s 2012 Big Tex Choice Awards with his gorgeous little food finalist: the deep fried pork wings. “I’ve been a bridesmaid two years, so […]

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