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Big Tex Treats & Eats for Monday, October 10, 2016

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New Foods: Pecan Pie Poppers

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Brown sugar mini poppers filled with pecans are oven baked to a golden brown, topped with a hefty dollop of rich whipped cream and sprinkled with chopped pecans. This luscious treat combines a mouthwatering muffin with your aunt’s award winning pecan pie all in a one of a kind tasty explosion! Pecan Pie Poppers can be found at Chef Cassy’s.

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: Roosevelt
  • Position: Office Clerk
  • Years Employed: 37 years
  • Favorite Food Item: Turkey Leg
  • Food Item Location: Dickel on the Plaza


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:

  • Franscone Winery
  • Lost Oak Winery
  • Texas Legato Winery


Celebrity Chef

Chef Kent Rathbun
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. Today one of our 2016 Big Tex Choice Awards judges, Kent Rathbun, is coming back to the State Fair of Texas, but this time he’s cooking for us in the Cutco Creative Arts Kitchen. You don’t miss this talented line up of Chefs!

  • 11 a.m. Jamie Moon- Coca Cola / Love Blossoms Cakery
  • 12:30 p.m. Salvatore Gisellu- Urban Crust & Urban Rio Cantina & Grill
  • 2:30 p.m. Roe DiLeo- Café at North Haven Gardens
  • 4:30 p.m. Kent Rathbun- Kent Rathbun Concepts


Kick Your Feet Up

Magnolia Beer Garden is a hidden gem at the State Fair of Texas, the Magnolia Beer Garden is the ideal destination for beer connoisseurs. With a vast assortment of brews, there is something to please every taste! Patrons love this relaxing environment, located in the outdoor courtyard of the historic Magnolia Lounge, complete with a canopy of trees and a shaded balcony.

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