Big Tex Treats & Eats for Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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New Foods: Deep Fried Pulled Pork “FUNYUN®” Dings

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Big Tex Choice Awards Finalist! Putting a tasty spin on a pantry staple, the unique combination of flavors in this deep fried dish create the perfect balance of sweet and savory. A “FUNYUN,” the traditional crunchy snack, is stuffed with pulled pork, pepper jack cheese, pineapple slices and bacon. It is then dipped in a flavorful batter and deep fried. Each order is served with a multilayered sweet BBQ sauce. You can find all the “FUNYUN®” Dings you need over at Scrumbscious Pieshakes.

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: Ned
  • Position: Director of Construction
  • Years Employed: 21 years
  • Favorite Food Item: Fried Cuban Roll
  • Food Item Location: Magnolia Beer Garden


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:

  • Franscone Winery
  • Lost Oak Winery
  • Texas Legato 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. Jennifer Gorell- Kaufman ISD
  • 12:30 p.m. David & Alex Medina- Alejandro’s
  • 2:30 p.m. Abraham Salum- Salum/ Komali
  • 4:30 p.m. Hugh Stewart- Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill


Kick Your Feet Up

Fernie’s Skyway Porch is nestled beneath the Texas Skyway and behind Big Tex, you can relax in rocking chairs and sip on a hard soda or cotton candy cocktail while enjoying one of the best views of the fairgrounds! Serving “light bites,” ice cold beer and refreshing wine-based cocktails on tap, Fernie’s is just like relaxing on your grandmother’s front porch…if your grandmother is Fernie!

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