The 10th Big Tex Choice Awards were held inside the Tower Building at the State Fair of Texas this year. Unlike in previous years, there was a huge crowd; usually it's just the finalists, the judges, their families, and media, but the State Fair sold tickets to the public to this year's event. For ... More >>
I don't know how many years it takes to temper a tradition, but I'm going with two. Last year I tracked down the winner of the State Fair fried foods competition and attempted to offer commentary with some semblance of professional food criticism. The fried jambalaya was making grease waves with the ... More >>
Last year I milled around the State Fair looking for food that wasn't fried. This year I found some of the people responsible for my favorite foods (as well as some other interesting characters) and asked them about the fair through their eyes. First up is Isaac Rousso, who's well known for his part ... More >>
Grease is the good word at the State Fair of Texas.
Sara KerensThis is how Isaac Rousso fries Pop-TartsDeep-fried Pop-Tarts are now available to eaters who don't want to splurge on a State Fair of Texas ticket -- if they're willing to settle for Chef Jason Boso's version of the treat. Boso, executive chef of Twisted Root Burger Co. and Cowboy ... 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 >>