Big Tex Treats & Eats for Thursday, October 6, 2016

Big Tex Treats & Eats Presented by Allstate

New Foods: Dr Pepper® Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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Looking for something a cold? Bite into this one of a kind, tasty Dr Pepper Chocolate Chip Ice Cream found at Howdy Homemade Ice Cream.


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: Jonette
  • Position: Director of Sales
  • Years Employed: 4 years
  • Favorite Food Item: Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Food Item Location: Midway


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:

  • Longshot Winery
  • Griffin Meadery
  • Times Ten Cellars


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. Dawn Knowlton- Personal Chef
  • 12:30 p.m. Darlene Walton- Natural Grocers
  • 2:30 p.m. Rick Neal- Eagle’s Bluff Country Club
  • 4:30 p.m. Andrew Powers- Tavolo Italia


Kick Your Feet Up

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Beer Haven is touted as the world’s largest bar on wheels – a 53-foot-long mobile brewery featuring 60 different local beers on tap every day, including a special collection of fair-themed brews like a cotton candy-flavored ale. As an added attraction on weekends, this venue features live music and entertainment, along with visits from brewers sharing tricks of the trade and performing beer-making demos every Saturday!

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