I hope you haven't packed your shorts for the summer yet. The weather for opening day at the State Fair of Texas is hot and muggy with a fine aerosol of crisp and clean frying oil.
I zipped over to Fair Park today to find the winner of this year's fried food competition. Abel Gonzales' deep fried ... More >>
It's here! Fried Christmas!!! That delicious waft of funnel cake corny dog world's biggest Frito pie horse-ish ladyman stank you'll get when you walk through the turnstiles at the fair is gonna hit you like a Lisa Frank double food rainbow. And you will love it.
Fried Jambalaya, Fri ... More >>
See also: The Fried Food Finalists Coming to the State Fair of Texas 2012
Last Wednesday, the eight finalists of the Big Tex Choice Awards were announced. Today, they gathered for an epic fried battle. Three judges (1310 The Ticket's Donovan Lewis, Representative Eric Johnson from the Texas House o ... More >>
See also: 2012 Big Tex Choice Awards: Did Someone Say Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll?
The 2012 Big Tex Choice Awards, which is a sophisticated way of saying All That Fried Goodness at the State Fair of Texas, were announced yesterday. It included such chest-graspers as Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll, Fried P ... More >>
Sorry, Your Heart. It's time for the State Fair of Texas Big Tex Choice Awards. Finalists were just announced. Here's the list, plus a little about the history of some of this year's competitors.
The eight finalists for the 2012 Big Tex Choice Awards (in no particular fried order):
Deep Fried Jamb ... More >>
Debbie Hays, from BW's Famous Fried Ribs at the State Fair of Texas, tells me she's been serving up fried ribs at the fair for 24 years. Twenty-four freaking years? How the dong have I never had these things? Hays says, "Seriously, how have you not tried them? They're not chicken-fried. They're seas ... More >>
Denise GarzaFried brownies will make you fried happy.This year, Denise Garza (with her sister Norma and her niece Roxanne) made it to the second round of the Big Tex Choice Awards with Heavenly Deep-Fried Brownies.
While the concept of frying a brownie isn't completely new to this fair (las ... More >>
DIY fried cookie dough. Oh snap.Last week, my friend told me about a batch of cookies she made with Oreo cookies crumbled inside them. "It's a cookie in a cookie!" Pretty impressive. But what would obviously be more impressive? We had to fry it.
(begin Ghostbusters parody) "Who you gonna ca ... More >>
Andy SalinasTurns out, Andy Salinas' Walking Taco is really a taco salad in a Doritos bag.Andy Salinas made it into the Big Tex Choice Awards as a finalist with his Walking Taco. He says, "It's a taco that you can walk around the fair and eat." I'm confused. I've never met a taco that wasn't al ... More >>
All photos by Danny FulgencioJudge Abel GonzalesYou may need to sit down. Take a breather. The State Fair is beyond space-epic, at this point. You've eaten a good chunk of the fair's fried foods already, haven't you? Maybe a giant, throbbing red pickle or too? (Maybe you're throbbing too). If you ... More >>
As Dallas Observer's Cheap Bastard, Alice
Laussade, so eloquently put it in this
week's cover story, fried food at the State Fair of
Texas might have jumped the shark, thanks to Mark Zable's fried
beer. Zable's creation won this year's Big
Tex Choice Awards' Most Creative prize. The annual
fried- ... More >>
Photo by Hanna RaskinFried beer"You can't go wrong with chocolate!," a satisfied volunteer crowed upon exiting the Big Tex Choice Awards.
Except, it seems, at the State Fair of Texas, where savory resoundingly trumped sweet at this morning's awards ceremony. Fried beer claimed the "most crea ... More >>
A fried PB&JSince Jose Ralat Maldonado announced on this blog the finalists for this years Big Tex Choice Awards for Best Fried Foods at this year's upcoming festival, it brought back memories of fairs past and all the folderol created last year by Abel Gonzales' award-winning Fried Butter - ... More >>
The Friar of Fried, Abel Gonzales Jr., might have already gone national with coverage of his blessed artery-clogging concoctions at the State Fair of Texas, but he's about to steal the hearts of housewives everywhere with an appearance on the Rachael Ray Show.
On July 28, four-time winner of a ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsAfter 10 years, this is where we ended up: four deep-fried butter balls topped with garlic and grape sauce. How did we get to the point where we'd actually eat this?In the early 2000s, we came to the State Fair of Texas with a doe-eyed, innocent kind of hunger. We'd get a ... More >>