Big Tex Treats & Eats for Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Big Tex Treats & Eats Presented by Allstate

New Foods: Dallas’ Fried Bacon-Tilla

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Hand woven bacon strips fried into the shape of a taco shell filled with beef, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and then more bacon. Bacon lovers, this Bacon-Tilla is for you, find this dish at Benavides!


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: Debbie
  • Position: Director of Exhibits
  • Years Employed: 32 years
  • Favorite Food Item: Frontier Fruit and Nut
  • Food Item Location: Coliseum Market Place


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:

  • San Ducerro Winery and Vineyards
  • Tara Vineyard and Winery
  • 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. In our mix of chefs today, we have Brazilian pastry expert and local restaurant Chef at LaDuni, Dunia Borga. Today’s complete list of Celebrity Chefs are:

  • 11 a.m. TBA- Culpepper Steakhouse
  • 12:30 p.m. Dunia Borga- LaDuni
  • 2:30 Renato Cardoza- Oar House
  • 4:30 p.m. Ted Grieb- The Fatted Calf
  • 6:00 p.m. Toby Blakley- Personal Chef


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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