Big Tex Treats & Eats for Saturday, October 1, 2016

Big Tex Treats & Eats Presented by AllState

New Foods: State Fair Cookie Fries

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Big Tex Choice Awards winner: Most Creative! The cookie fry may look like it needs ketchup, but don’t be fooled by the classic crinkle-cut appearance. Offered in traditional cookie flavors like chocolate chip or sprinkles, these sweet treats are served with your choice of the accompanying strawberry or milk chocolate sauce. Just consider it an undercover cookie in fry-form disguise. Find your State Fair Cookie Fries over at Magnolia Beer Garden, Magnolia Smokehouse or Taste of Cuba.

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: Jennifer

  • Position: Senior Vice-President of Marketing
  • Years Employed: 3.4 years
  • Favorite Food Item: Ham and Cheese Sandwich with Sauerkraut
  • Food Item Location: Hans Mueller Tent


Today’s Texas Wineries

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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:

  • Bluffdale Winery
  • Fall Creek Vineyards
  • Flat Creek Estates Winery
  • Paris Vineyards


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. Be sure to catch Food Network star and award winning Southern cuisine Executive Chef, Keith “Button’s” Hicks today!

  • 11 a.m. Roosevelt Pierre- Pierre’s Mardi Gras Catering
  • 12:30 p.m. Ken Patrick- Ken Patrick Culinary Group
  • 2:30 p.m. Luis Thibodeaux- Thibodeaux’s Cajun Cookin’
  • 4:30 p.m. Keith ‘Buttons’ Hicks- Buttons Restaurant


Kick Your Feet Up

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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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