Big Tex Treats & Eats for Monday, October 17, 2016

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New Foods: Southern Fried Chicken & Dumplins

Big Tex Choice Awards Finalist! Putting a modern twist on a traditional Deep South favorite, this southern fried dish is a two-in-one hit! Juicy shredded chicken is mixed with bits of signature seasonings, dough and a touch of gravy. This decadent mixture is then rolled into balls, coated with bread crumbs and deep fried golden brown! Served with fried “biscuit bites” and a side of gravy, this dish is truly comfort food heaven and it is waiting for you over at Crazy Otto’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: Jaime
  • Position: CFO
  • Years Employed: 15 years
  • Favorite Food Item: Elote En Vaso (corn in a cup)
  • Food Item Location: Darn Good Corn


Wine Garden

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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:

  • Bar Z Wines
  • McPhersons Cellars
  • Waco Vineyard and 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. Today the Cutco Celebrity Chef Kitchen schedule includes guest from the new Carlo’s Hoboken Bake Shop in Dallas! The complete schedule is:

  • 11 a.m. TBD
  • 12:30 p.m. Bridget Varela- Carlo’s Bakery
  • 2:30 p.m. Patton Robertson- Café Momentum
  • 4:30 p.m. Jeffrey Hobbs- Slow Bone


Kick Your Feet Up

Fernie’s Skyway Porch is nestled beneath the Texas Skyway and behind Big Tex, you can relax in rocking chairs and sip on a hard soda or cotton candy cocktail while enjoying one of the best views of the fairgrounds! Serving “light bites,” ice cold beer and refreshing wine-based cocktails on tap, Fernie’s is just like relaxing on your grandmother’s front porch…if your grandmother is Fernie!

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