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Fried Food Glory at Texas State Fair

by Steven Doyle

Our time at the Texas State Fair has been filled with laughter, music, beer and food. Plenty of food as a matter of fact. How the State Fair became synonymous with all things on a stick and fried is stuff of legend, but the holy grail of all things fried is undoubtedly the corn dog.         Continue reading

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2016 State Fair of Texas Food Cravings

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by Steven Doyle

It is Fair Season once again and today marks the opening of Texas’ largest month-long foodie event. After you have your obligatory Flethcher’s Corn Dog you will find there is so much more to choose from this year, and we wish to guide you to some of our favorite new treats. 

Grab a bib and let’s get started:   Continue reading

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State Fair Inspired Dinner at Wayward Sons September 29th

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Chef Graham Dodds invites you to Wayward Sons September 29th for a Texas State Fair preview with a dinner he is hosting that will be Texas Fair style. This will get you all stoked for opening day of the Fair, which is on the 30th of this month.   Continue reading

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Dallas Offers Up A Big Autumn


Autumn is an inspiring time in Dallas. With annual events, like the iconic State Fair of Texas, that draw thousands of visitors, to groundbreaking once-in-a-lifetime exhibitions, like a never-before-seen collection of Jackson Pollock paintings at the Dallas Museum of Art, there is plenty to see and do. The weather will be wonderful, and so will the sights. Visit Dallas this fall and enjoy some of the best the city has to offer. The list is impressive, and just a glimpse of what we have going on in the coming months. Get your calendar out and be ready for some planning.   Continue reading

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State Fair Fried Food Finalists 2014


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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Texas Discovery Gardens At State Fair Hosting Bolsa, The Tamale Company And Four Corners

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We are pleased to be the media sponsor for the Texas Discovery Gardens located at the State Fair of Texas this year, and these folks are doing some terrific things. The Texas Discovery Gardens is an organic urban oasis filled with natural wonders for visitors of all ages. Sitting on 7.5 acres of organic gardens, the Discovery Gardens hosts a native butterfly habitat, Shakespeare Garden and more.

This year The Texas Discovery garden has invited Bolsa to serve you fresh food in a the beautiful climate controlled environment where they will be serving up tasty treats not found on the Fairgrounds such as Luscher Dogs, fresh wraps and salads all prepared by the team of chefs at top rated Oak Cliff restaurant.   You can also find tamales from the Tamale Company. Continue reading


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Listen To The Re-Broadcast Of craveRADIO With Guests Gene And Julie, Isaac Rousso, And John Slaughter

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If you missed the craveRADIO broadcast this past Sunday you missed a lot. In studio this week we enjoyed all the interesting stories Gene and Julie Gates shared about opening their restaurant Battuto Italian Kitchen in North Dallas.  Gene also shared his history of working, managing and owning restaurants in his past, before Battuto and before their radio history.

The pair of restaurant owners also discussed their opening chef Gustavo, and all the work that went into the opening menu. They have since hired super chef Joel Harloff who has a beautiful history working with Italian and other cuisines. Harloff is working on a new lunch menu and sends out daily specials that we hear are terrific.    Continue reading


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