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The 2017 Big Tex Choice Award Finalists Announced


by Steven Doyle

Officials with the State Fair of Texas announced the finalists for the 13th annual Big Tex Choice Awards Wednesday morning. Past years heavy weights such as Abel Gonzales and Isaac Rousso are missing from the finalist list this year, but there are definitely some interesting gastronomic train wrecks that we will all most likely want to sample.

The 10 finalists will compete for the titles of Best Taste, now separated into Sweet and Savory categories, and Most Creative at the 2017 State Fair: Continue reading

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Fried Jambalaya and Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll Take Top Fair Fried Honors

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

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