Big Tex Treats & Eats for Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Big Tex Treats & Eats Presented by Community Coffee

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New Foods: Crunchy Fried Oinkers

A fresh slider roll with a flavorful taste of tender Texas pulled pork with a sweet chili pepper bar-b-que sauce. The meat is topped with slices of dill pickles before the slider is egg battered and carefully deep fried to golden perfection. This tasty slider is highlighted with broccoli slaw tossed in a tangy vinaigrette. Come and get yours at Ranchero Fajitas!

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: Margaret
  • Position: Director of HR
  • Years Employed: 21 years
  • Favorite Food Item: Patty Melt
  • Food Item Location: Midway


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:

  • Bar Z Wines
  • Naca Valley Vineyard
  • 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. Wrapping up today for us is thriving chef, Jill Bates, an expert who is a graduate of San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy and of Texas Tech University. Be sure to catch her in the Cutco Celebrity Chef Kitchen along with the rest of these well-known chefs!

  • 11 a.m. Nancy Addison- Organic Healthy Life
  • 12:30 p.m. Candice & Grant Lambdin- Bite My Biscuit Food Truck
  • 2:30 p.m. Estevan Galindo- Hattie’s
  • 4:30 p.m. Jill Bates- Fearing’s


Kick Your Feet Up

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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