Big Tex Treats & Eats for Saturday, October 15, 2016

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New Foods: Fernie’s Down Home Chicken Pot Pie Pocket with Mac ‘n Cheese Dip

Big Tex Choice Awards Finalist! Two classic American comfort foods, one mouth-watering meal! This ultimate taste extravaganza starts with a savory cream sauce chock-full of shredded roasted chicken breast, tender diced white potatoes, sweet carrots, peas, corn and a special blend of herbs and spices. This hearty filling is ladled into fresh, flaky pastry dough and then gently folded “hot pocket” style. Each bite of the deep fried, golden brown, buttery crust is bursting with a savory sauce of chicken and veggies. Pure down-home goodness! Served with a side of mac ‘n cheese-inspired dip, this unique sharp cheddar sauce creates a tantalizing flavor combination. For this southern comfort food classic, head on over to The Dock or The Funnel Cake Factory!

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: Linda
  • Position: Assistant Corporate Secretary
  • Years Employed: 35 years
  • Favorite Food Item: Frito Pie
  • Food Item Location: Tower Building


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:

  • Fairhaven Vineyards
  • McPhersons Cellars
  • Red 55 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. With four to five demonstrations from different chefs every day starting at 11 a.m., fairgoers get to explore the diverse culinary establishments available in our local landscape. Today’s Celebrity Chefs are:

  • 11 a.m. TBD
  • 12:30 p.m. TBA- Girl Scouts of America
  • 2:30 p.m. Nancy Addison- Organic Healthy Life
  • 4:30 p.m. TBD


Kick Your Feet Up

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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