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Big Tex Treats & Eats for Friday, October 7, 2016

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New Foods: Deep Fried Bacon Burger Dog Slider

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Big Tex Choice Awards Finalist! Meat lovers are in for a treat with this tantalizing triple threat. A miniature, handmade seasoned ground beef patty is stuffed with shredded cheddar cheese, bacon, and an all-beef hot dog on a Hawaiian roll. It is then placed on a skewer topped with a pickle, dipped in a tempura batter and deep fried to perfection. Every Bacon Burger Dog is served on a bed of shoe string fries with ranch dipping sauce. All you meat lovers head on over to Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que for the Deep Fried Bacon Burger Slider Dog.

Employee’s Favorites

Have you ever wondered what the State Fair of Texas’ employee’s food favorites are? Well we’re happy to share with y’all just that! Stay tuned each day to find out just what we eat for lunch.

  • Name: Kathy Bennett
  • Position: Director of Creative Arts and Special Events
  • Years Employed: 26 years
  • Favorite Food Item: Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup
  • Food Item Location: The Dock


Wine Garden

Exclusively offering wines crafted in the Lone Star State, the State Fair of Texas Wine Garden features three different wineries each day and offers guests the choice of buying a small taste, a glass or a bottle. Centered around a massive oak tree, this venue serves as a scenic destination for fairgoers. On weekends, visitors can experience the musical talents of local jazz and blues bands, and chat with winemakers sharing their expertise on refining the palate. Today’s Texas wineries include:

  • Dry Comal Creek Vineyard
  • Longshot Winery
  • Los Pinos Ranch Winery


Celebrity Chef

Popular Chefs prepare signature dishes, share tips and answer audience questions while also while giving audience members a chance to sample their culinary creations at the end of each demonstration. From a South American restaurant close by Fair Park to the famous Nick & Sams Steakhouse right here in Dallas, today’s Celebrity Chef line-up is full of expertise!

  • 11 a.m. Helen Duran- Coppell ISD
  • 12:30 p.m. Gigi Aguilera- Joyce & Gigi’s
  • 2:30 p.m. Dotty Griffith- True Texas Cuisine
  • 4:30 p.m. Samir & Cole Dhurandhar- Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse


Kick Your Feet Up

Fiesta Grande offers a selection of both Mexican and domestic beer and assorted snacks at a shaded outdoor location. The cantina-style patio features tables and umbrellas perfect for relaxing, with live acoustic music on weekends.

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