By Dallas Small photos by Robert Bostick
Where would State Fair of Texas officials take Big Tex to recover following his accident on the last weekend of this year’s exposition?
Sue Gooding, State Fair of Texas vice president for public and community relations, said, “As we deliberated that question, a staff member came up with one of those flashes of the blindingly obvious—A spa. Why not a spa?” Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas
For all you Adam Richman fans, you can catch a glimpse of the Travel Channel star this Saturday at the State Fair of Texas. Known for his over-the-top eating and his programs Man v. Food Nation and Best Sandwich in America, Richman will be seeking the best of the Fair’s fried grub.
As the fair comes to a close Adam will survey the top food vendors and take a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the tastiest messes. He’ll round up the Top Five and encourage fair goers to help him crown the “Tastiest Mess in Texas.” Continue reading
by Kathy Hodges
The State Fair of Texas opens officially today at 10am and you won’t want to miss any of the excitement. We have a short list of activities for you to hunt down. We have an abbreviated craveDFW day as our staff will be there in full force. Our editor Steven Doyle will be the emcee today at the Big Tex Celebrity Kitchen, so stop by and visit with him. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Chef Eric Shelton at the State Fair Music Hall just announced his menu for the musical Addams Family which opens October 3, 2012. If you were unaware that the Music Hall even served food you are in for a pleasant surprise. Shelton is not only a fantastic cook, but he also goes to great lengths to pair each meal with the particular musical that is currently running. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
As the State Fair of Texas approaches we will start hearing about all sorts of deals and attractions with the Big Tex theme. This one from the Palomar Hotel Dallas is more delicious that a box of Fletcher’s Corny Dogs. They are actually offering two Big Tex packages.
The package for $189, which is a good value, offers a room, DART rail passes to the fair, chef Graham’s triple fried potatoes and cotton candy in the room. Every room gets use of the corporate gold fish regardless. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
It’s that time of year again when the State Fair food vendors roll out their deep fryers from storage in an attempt to win the top prize for the wackiest fried food imaginable. Last week we listed the finalists which consisted of eight out of over forty new items being introduced this year. Winning the competition is said to be worth an extra $200,000 in sales to the winner, so the stakes are high and the competition is fierce.
Abel Gonzalez was back and won the top award with his fried jambalaya ball. Abel’s offering had a crispy outer shell filled with a spicy rice, sausage and shrimp mélange with a side of his own kicked up ranch dressing. This is the very same gent who concocted fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, fried coca cola, fried cookie dough and more recently a win for his fried butter. Continue reading