Fresh, Fun Flavors
We all like that new NEW, next thing that will be trending before you know it, and this selection of food is exactly that. Get your tastebuds ready for new flavors coming right at ya, from your favorite concessionaires of the State Fair of Texas. Be the first in your circle of friends and family to try these wild concoctions and don’t forget to tag the fair in your social posts! #BigTex
NEW FOODS FOR 2022
Doh-Muff ! – A yeast doughnut battered in Banana Nut Muffin batter and deep fried!!! It’s a doughnut AND a muffin ! THE Doh-Muff is stuffed with Bavarian Cream, and topped with a Pecan Butter Glaze, Fresh Banana’s, and Strawberries.
Shaking Beef Salad
Shaking beef or is a French-inspired Vietnamese dish that consists of beef sauteed with cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, pepper, and soy sauce. The beef is cut into small cubes the size of playing dice before being sauteed.
Fried Soul Food Egg Roll
A twist on a southern staple guaranteed to become a State Fair favorite. An egg roll filled with tender, barbecue flavored marinated chicken combined with grandma’s old school flavored collard greens and mac ‘n cheese. Deep fried to golden perfection and topped with a Southern / Asian fusion sauce that perfectly compliments the dish. A treat sure to please all fair attendees.
Deep Fried Country Cookout
This hearty dish includes an array of flavors celebrated throughout the Great State of Texas! We start with a healthy serving of well-seasoned pulled pork, then mix in a generous amount of herbed goat cheese and house-made special sauce. Our tasty, Texas sized patty is then coated in panko crumbs to give it just the right amount of crunch in every bite. To finish, we place a dollop of coleslaw and potato salad on top of this deep-fried masterpiece, drizzled with sweet & Homemade Jalapeño BBQ sauce, giving you that delicious Texas Tang!
Dim Sum Loco Burritos
East meets southwest and Dim Sum Loco Burritos! Dim Sum means “touch of the heart” and this culinary masterpiece is a touch of the heart deep in the heart of Texas! This fusion between a savory burrito and crispy eggroll delivers the best of both worlds in one tasty bite! Traditional Tex-Mex flavors of smoked shredded pork, lightly fried diced potatoes, onions, bell peppers and mildly spicy, super melty pepper jack cheese are rolled burrito style in egg roll wrappers and deep fried golden brown and crunchy. The flavors are complex and loaded with umami with lingering flavors of cumin and chipotle. Served with charred beer battered sweet, smokey Shisito peppers and a thin, salty meaty broth garnished with cilantro and diced green onions as a dip for both. Each dish is decorated with a Texas flag, fortune cookie and served in a food tray lined with fiesta tissue to celebrate all the cultures coming together in this one spectacular dish! Trust me, you won’t need the fortune cookie to tell you this is best thing you’ll eat at the fair!
MOTHERCLUCKER CHICKEN SANDWICH
There’s a new bird in town, Nashville Hot Chicken! This elevated fried chicken sandwich will make your mouth water. A filet of juicy Nashville Hot Chicken is fried and then paired with homemade pimento cheese and pickles, the perfect combination of creamy and crunchy.
Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake on a Stick
You can have your cake and eat it too with Drizzle’s New York-style cheesecake on a stick. Each piece is dipped in magic-shell Belgian chocolate and rolled in a variety of toppings including hazelnut, crushed Oreos, red velvet cake, strawberry crumble, and more. Be sure to check out this new vendor’s other specialty flavored cheesecakes like pumpkin spice.
Cajun Lobster Bisque Croquettes
‘Croquette’ is French for a fancy filled tater tot! Our Cajun Lobster Bisque Croquettes are lightly seasoned potato balls filled with chunks of rich lobster meat, creamy brie cheese and then fried golden brown. The rich combination of flavors and textures is a symphony for your taste buds! Three generous Croquettes are served with a side of our Cajun Lobster Bisque for dipping! This rich and creamy lobster soup-based dipping sauce is the perfect compliment to our Cajun Lobster Bisque Croquettes! The whole order is spiced up just a bit with Cajun Seasoning, because…well, because this is Texas! Get an order of three, mon cheri!
Deep Fried Strawberry Shortcake Crunch Roll
Our crazy delicious Strawberry Shortcake Roll is dipped into our homemade pink waffle batter infused with strawberry purée and fried to perfection. We drizzle the top with cream cheese icing and cover it with our addictive strawberry crunch, consisting of vanilla Oreo cookies, strawberry jello mix, & melted butter. Then we carefully dust the crunch roll with confection sugar and garnish it with a fresh strawberry for the sweetest taste of Texas.
This crazy mouthwatering explosion starts with a blend of creamy peanut butter and strawberry jelly whisked together. We take a warm out of the oven biscuit and spreading a thick coat of peanut butter and jelly onto the biscuit. We layer delicious marshmallow fluff and fire toast it just for a second to give it a golden brown campfire taste. As a thick cut juicy bacon comes off the griddle it finds its home on top of the marshmallow fluff. The fried plantain bananas are coming out of the fryer caramelized and ready to complete this delicious decadent food experience. You’ve never tasted a biscuit like this!!
Deep Fried Honey
Have you heard the BUZZ? There is a new fried food in town… Nature’s perfect sweet treat, as only Texas can imagine. Deep Fried TEXAS Honey. Raw and all natural Texas honey with a crispy wrapper fried to perfection. Experience the caramelized honey with a crunchy wrapper topped with powdered sugar, our own cinnamon sugar concoction, and of course raw Texas honey from Texas’ own Rescue Bee Ranch.
Crispy Dilly Dog
A juicy dill pickle cored and filled with an all beef hot dog is dipped in a freshly made corn dog batter. We then roll it in perfectly seasoned panko crumbs then fry it to a golden crisp. Once out of the fryer we complete this masterpiece with a drizzle of zesty chipotle mayo.
Hot Honey Chicken and Sweet Potato Pie Waffle
If you enjoy chicken and waffles or have been dying to try the classic combination…
Come indulge in our NEW Southern Fried Chicken and Sweet Potato Pie Waffles Slider. This curated twist on a classic recipe incorporates crispy fried chicken sandwiched between Sweet, Thick, and Fluffy Belgian waffles stuffed with our heirloom sweet potato pie recipe handed down from three generations. The waffles’ extra deep pockets absorb the warm buttery maple sweet syrups after it is top with crispy, savory bacon.
CHERRY DIPPED WAFFLE CONE
We all scream for ice cream, especially served to you from a Big Tex-sized ice cream cone stand! Once Upon a Cone keeps it classic and simple with soft-serve ice cream made from high-quality milk, sugar, and cream. This cone is dipped into a vat of cherry topping, leaving you with a sweet and creamy treat.
A loaded bayou explosion of our three cheese macaroni topped with shrimp and lump crab cooked in a garlic scampi butter, drizzled with a mouth watering cajun cream sauce, and accompanied by a piece of succulent andouille sausage, and a side of perfectly toasted french bread to sop up all the cajun goodness. Let’s geaux to da Bayou!!!
Deep Fried Praline Cheesecake Egg Roll
A desert like none you’ve had before, this Deep Fried Praline Cheesecake egg roll is sure to be a sweet escape! Rich and creamy praline cheesecake filling in an egg roll wrapper and deep-fried to golden perfection. Drizzled in our delicious homemade praline sauce , and finished with candied praline pecan crumbles to please even the sweetest tooth!!!
Texas Hot Bull Ride
Nashville Hot What? Ain’t got nothing on Texas Hot Bull Ride! We took a Shrimp Battered it up with a special Texas seasoning and Listen here Partner that Bull was ready to come out of the chute once. It was tossed in our Hot and Smokey with a smidgen of Sweetness special sauce. And to Cool her heels a lil we served up a side of Zesty Ranch Dressing. Hence the name “TEXAS HOT BULL RIDE!”
FRIED SPICY BEEF EMPANADA
It’s no secret that Texans love their spicy food, and these fried spicy beef empanadas are no exception. Ground beef is sautéed with a hard-boiled egg, green olives, aji peppers, salt, pepper, olive oil, and a spice blend. This mixture is wrapped up in a pastry and fried until crispy. While traditional empanadas usually taste on the mild side, the aji peppers add a savory twist and heat that are sure to satisfy.
LOADED QUESO FRIES
There’s no such thing as too many toppings, and these loaded queso fries really do have it all. Crispy golden French fries are smothered in delicious queso Blanco. Then come all those delicious toppings – the cheesy fries are topped with bacon, sour cream, Pico de Gallo, and jalapeños for a true flavor explosion.
Two Texas favorites collide into a taste explosion. Texas grilled cheese meets frito pie, for a match made only in Texas. Our famous Texas toast grilled, with a thick layer of American cheese stacked high with fritos, chili, and jalapenos to add a Texas kick. Only in Texas can two state favorites come together to give you a savory treat that requires no need to dip the chip, and has enough cheese to make Wisconsin jealous. The chili and jalapenos make this signature sandwich a for sure Texas Favorite!
PORK BELLY BURNT ENDS PIZZA
Naples, meet Texas barbecue! The pork belly burnt ends pizza combines Neapolitan pizza with classic Texas BBQ pork. Texapolitan pizza dough is made from 00 flour imported from Italy, kosher salt, fresh yeast, and water. The smoked pork belly burnt ends pizza consists of red sauce, mozzarella, smoked pork belly burnt ends, fresh jalapeños, cotija cheese, and Pit Commander Barbecue Sweet Heat BBQ sauce. Each pizza needs only 90 seconds in the 900-1,000-degree wood-fired brick oven to reach thin, crispy perfection.
Raspberry Chipotle Sopapilla Cheesecake
Sweet raspberries and spicy chipotle blended with cream cheese create a sweet treat with Texas heat. Spicy cream cheese filling glazed with our homemade sweet raspberry compote, topped with a crispy buttery sugar-coated crust. Served with a drizzle of raspberry compote, whipped topping and chopped pecans. Candied jalapenos available upon request. Ya’ll want this!
COOKIES AND CREAM MINI DONUTS ON A STICK
Do-nut hesitate to check out this portable sweet treat! Homemade mini donuts are dipped in a glaze base and then sprinkled with Oreo crumbles. Served on a stick, you can carry these donuts with you wherever you go as you enjoy the rest of your Fair day
Deep Fried Southern Dessert Dumplings
These delightfully indulgent dumplings are a mashup of two southern dessert favorites sweet potato and pecan pie with a twist that might make grandma jealous. Actual Pieces of sweet potato and pecan pie (crust and all) combined with morsels of dark chocolate (the twist) are folded into a won ton wrap, deep fried and dusted with powdered sugar. Like any good dumpling we serve them with a special sauce our homemade rum raspberry chipotle dipping sauce.
This treat will have your tastebuds in a pickle. Pickle meets candy in a major way with the chamoy stuffed candy pickle. A big, juicy pickle is first wrapped in a fruit roll up. Then, the pickle is stuffed with fruit gushers, coated with chamoy sauce, and sprinkled with tajin.
Texas Ranch Hog Wings
After one bite of Texas Ranch Hog Wings, you’ll start to believe that pigs CAN fly! Fall off the bone pork, seasoned with our secret blend of spicy ranch salt, drizzled with our special homemade sauce and garnished with fresh green chives. Talk about Hog Heaven!
From seasoned vendor the Garza family, the Chismosa is a new twist on a beloved brunch classic: the mimosa. With a name that translates to “nosy person,” this drink is inspired by brunch-goers favorite pastime—catching up on all the latest gossip! This frozen mimosa combines champagne and orange juice with a chamoy and Tajín rim, giving fairgoers delicious fruity flavor with a little bit of a kick. To get your brunch on, follow the sounds of popping champagne bottles to Nimitz Circle, where Garza’s Ranchero Fajitas stand is ready to satisfy all your bubbly needs!
A Midwest trend gets a refreshing, Texan twist! This decadent drink is made with a beverage base of your choosing from soda to sparkling water, then made ‘dirty’ and oh-so-delicious with a spike of cream, flavored syrup, and fresh fruity add-ins. Fairgoers looking for a tasty concoction will enjoy all the custom combinations with odes to State Fair landmarks; from a classic dirty soda like the ‘Midway’ made with a soda, pineapple, and coconut cream or like the flavorful ‘Texas Skyway’ made with sparkling water and a mix of coconut, vanilla, strawberry – there’s a favorite for every fairgoer.
From El Salvador to Texas, pupusas are a worldwide sensation. It’s corn! The traditional dish resembles a corn pancake and is made with corn mix then stuffed with pork and cheese or spinach and cheese. This dish is accompanied by curtido, a pickled cabbage relish, and tomato salsa before being cooked on a hot griddle to golden perfection. Be sure to keep the tradition alive and enjoy this taste of Latin cuisine new to the Fair this year.
Little Italy meets Big Tex with this classic cheesy pizza covered in pickles.
Fernie's Funnel Cake Chicken Sandwich
Do you love savory foods but also have a sweet tooth? You can get the best of both worlds with the Funnel Cake Chicken Sandwich! A juicy, country-fried chicken breast filet is sandwiched between two signature 5-inch Fernie’s funnel cakes, fried to golden brown perfection. After being drizzled with your choice of honey or syrup, this creation is finished off with a dusting of powdered sugar.
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