Big Tex Treats & Eats for Monday, October 3, 2016

Big Tex Treats & Eats Presented by Allstate

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New Foods: Caribbean Pineapple Korn-a-Copia

Big Tex Choice Awards Finalist! Bringing a taste of Caribbean flare to the Fair, this dish stands out among the rest with its profile of fresh flavors. Marinated grilled chicken and shrimp are served over a bed of yellow Caribbean fried rice and topped with a tropical salsa and pineapple rum glaze. Served in a pineapple half shell, this Korn-a-copia will have you ready for a day at the beach….of at the State Fair of Texas! Instead of heading to the Caribbean, just head on over to Doc’s Street Grill to find this tasty Big Tex Choice Awards finalist!


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: Lisa
  • Position: Special Events Coordinator
  • Years Employed: 17 years
  • Favorite Food Item: Belgium Waffle
  • Food Item Location: Nimitz & Keating


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:

  • Dry Comal Creek Vineyards
  • Kissing Tree Vineyards
  • Red Road 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. Don’t miss what authentic Neapolitan and pizza expert, Dino Santinicola has to say today at 4:30 p.m. Complete Celebrity Chef schedule:

  • 11 a.m. Karel Anne Tieszen- Kitchen Friends Cooking School
  • 12:30 p.m. Jeanette Prasifka- Crosby Catering & Coffee
  • 2:30 p.m. TBD
  • 4:30 p.m. Dino Santonicola- Cane Rosso


Kick Your Feet Up

The Ice House is an air-conditioned bar and grill, shaded outdoor beer garden and large covered patio overlooking Nimitz Drive, the Texas Ice House has it all. An ideal spot for sports fans, there are several TVs scattered throughout the venue. The Ice House offers an extensive variety of craft beers, wine, frozen drinks and wine-based spirits, as well as a selection of bar type foods including a gourmet pretzel bar.

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