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State Fair Fried Food Finalists 2014

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Food has been at the heart of the State Fair of Texas since the gates first opened in 1886. Since 2005, each year State Fair concessionaires cook up tasty and unique foods for a chance to become a finalist in the Big Tex Choice Awards. In 2013, the Big Tex Choice Awards winners were chosen from eight finalists. Fried Thanksgiving Dinner, created by Justin Martinez, won Most Creative, and the Best Tasting food item was awarded to Issac Russo for his creation, the Fried Cuban Roll.

A group of contestants presented their creations to the State Fair of Texas in August. The field has been narrowed to eight. A panel of prestigious judges will pick winners in the two categories – Best Tasting & Most Creative. Here are this year’s finalists in the Big Tex Choice Awards who will compete for the titles of Best Tasting and Most Creative:   Continue reading

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Dine Like a VIP And Win Two Tickets To Savor’s Grand Tasting

savorby Steven Doyle

We have been building up to this for weeks now, and Savor Dallas is finally here. Click away to see the various events that are available for you to enjoy, culminating to the wonderful International Tasting we enjoy each year with a bevy of chef tastings and plenty of incredible wines to sample. This is like the Super Bowl of foodie events in the North Texas area, and you will want to savor every bit of the events on schedule.

In addition to all the fun events, organizers, who include Jim White and Vicki Briley-White, they play host to many VIP’s that come in literally from around the world. These VIP’s might include chefs, winemakers and national media. What do the organizers do with these people when they aren’t savoring? They show them around Dallas. Mostly they go to restaurants. If you would like to be a VIP, we somehow came upon the list of where they are going this week. Check these hot spots out:   Continue reading

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Twisted Root Runs Contest To Buy Entire Troop’s Girl Scout Cookies

cookiesby Steven Doyle

Girl Scout sightings everywhere, and that can only mean it is cookie season. One local company is wanting to buy up a large ration of cookies to include in their Milk Shake of the Month. Twisted Root’ March Shake of the Month will be loaded with Girl Scout cookies and they need over 500 boxes To fulfill their need they are doing a contest where one lucky troop will be selected and the burger joint will be their entire stock (sorry Jeff Pappas).      Continue reading

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Tell Fogo de Chão Why You Should Go To Brazil and They Might Send You

brazilby Andrew Chalk

Fogo de Chão, the Addison-based U.S. subsidiary of a Brazilian restaurant chain is sending three readers to Brazil to report on their trips. Here is how that works:   Continue reading

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Win $200 Gift Card From East Hampton Sandwich Co.

easthampton1by Steven Doyle

I could eat $200 worth of East Hampton Sandwich Co. sandwiches in one sitting. Of course I would start with the lobster roll, and work my way through the line up to that fried crispy chicken sandwich. You have an opportunity to do just that if you win the sandwich shop’s contest they are running through the month of December.

To win a $200 East Hampton gift card merely post any picture on Instagram relating to East Hampton Sandwich Company with the hashtag #EHsandwich. Now the photos do not actually have to be their sandwiches, it could be a homemade suggestion for new soup or sandwich. It could be anything related to their store, and they will give extra points for creativity.   Continue reading

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Help Build The Crave Pizza At Bryan Street Tavern And Win A Party

bryan streetby Steven Doyle

One of of our very favorite pizzas in Dallas comes out of a kitchen in a dive bar in Dallas. Bryan Street Tavern is the home of some fantastic kicked up bar fare, but the pizza is why so many go to this neighborhood tavern. That, and the wall of tasty local craft beers. It is definitely a weekly go to spot for me.

Some time back the owners of Bryan Street Tavern invited me to come up with a pizza combination that they could name craveDFW. Flattered, I started working on a recipe of toppings. I consulted some chef buddies over many Velvet Hammers and shots of Tullamore DEW. We had pie charts, graphs and even a flow chart that detailed how the pizza would be made. In the end I suffered the frustration that I wasn’t happy with any of the ideas that would take on crave’s name.    Continue reading

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Local Chef Otto Wants To Go Gangnam Style For A Month

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You remember Psy, the viral K-pop star who was responsible for that whole Gangnam thing. He is about to embark on a world tour and needs a chef to cook for him. So naturally he made a YouTube video about it rather than write a help-wanted ad. It is all part of a promotion with Bibigo, a Korean food web site.

The rules of the contest require candidates to upload videos of the cooking skills. The winner will receive two weeks training and take on the role of Psy’s chef for a month starting July 31, 2013. The salary is $40,000 plus expenses. Not a bad gig.    Continue reading

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