Big Tex Treats & Eats for Thursday, October 20, 2016

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New Foods: Deep Fried Cannoli Bites

This modern twist on the cream-filled Italian classic dessert begins with hot pastry and explodes into a warm sweet-cream center, sprinkled with rich mini-chocolate chips. The Cannoli Bites finish with a zesty hint of citrus and orange. When the Cannoli Bites are removed fresh from the fryer, they are dusted with powdered sugar and drizzled with dark and white chocolate. You can find these scrumptious cannoli bites at Magnolia Beer Garden & Magnolia Smokehouse.

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: David
  • Position: Director of Games
  • Years Employed: 8 years
  • Favorite Food Item: Reuben Sandwich w/ extra sauerkraut & no Thousand Island
  • Food Item Location: Hans Mueller


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:

  • Messina Hof Cellars
  • Times Ten Cellars
  • White Fox 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. Eddie Garza- Food Policy Coordinator, The Humane Society
  • 12:30 p.m. David Andrews & Calisxta Reyes- Trinity Food & Beverage
  • 2:30 p.m. Jimmy Sanabria- GRAIN restaurant at Hilton Dallas/ Park Cities
  • 4:30 p.m. Miguel Bautista- Vegan Planet Cancun


Kick Your Feet Up

Trio on the Green brings a new concept of “bites and flights,” serving trios of appetizers and drinks. Located under three oak trees outside the Coliseum, this shady destination will serve everything in threes, from sliders and fries to flights of beer and wine.

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