In Texas we have 5 seasons:
Christmas, Spring, Summer, Still Summer, and State Fair
We are currently starting our second favorite time of year.
There’s lots of reasons to go to the Texas State Fair; Rides, Midway Games, Pig Races, People Watching (of course)……But we go for the food. Hands Down.
The freakin’ nasty, deep fried, not-even-slightly-healthy, food? Yeah, there’s a crazy amount of deep fried stuff; Oreo’s, bubble gum, Coke, bacon, peaches & cream, peanut butter and banana sandwiches, guacamole, buffalo chicken in a flapjack, and Thanksgiving dinner (mashed into a ball)….Ummmmm. I have to admit that we’ve tried all of those.
So many choices, but we always start at Fletcher’s for corny dogs in front of Big Tex.
I think everybody does,
Traditional corny dog for Jamie. Jalapeno and cheese for me, please…..
This one I couldn’t make up….deep fried chicken skins.
With just a sprinkle of seasoning salt, and a smear of hot sauce…..These were probably one of the best things we ate.
Bar-B-Q brisket egg rolls were actually pretty good.
So were the Cowboy Corn Crunch – Spicy cheese and corn balls.
One of the Finalists in the Big Tex Choice Awards was Pretzel-Crusted Pollo Queso Balls.
Chicken-Cheese-Pretzel Bites, Deep Fried……..they were…….just ok.
In the area of “Adult Beverages”……there was the winner of the Big Tex Choice Awards for Most Creative,
The Smokey Bacon Margarita….
If the bacon bits don’t frighten you…then the day-glow green coloring sure should. (I barely enhanced the color in the pic)
I wasn’t phased, and dove right in.
Sweet….and ahhhh, smokey. The bacon was a little …..chewy. Jamie wouldn’t taste it, and I will probably be able to go the rest of my life without tasting one ever again.
But overall, not bad.
How about Funnel Cake Ale?
Not exactly this kind of funnel cake. (Which we ate as well)
But more an “inspired by”.
With a powder sugar rimmed cup, funnel cake ale is a sweet, wheaty, dessert-type refreshment.
But even better was……Pumpkin Ale,
Dessert? Why of course we still had room.
For sweet potato pie and candied apples……(there’s almost a little nutrition in these)
…AND deep-fried peach cobbler…
We found the Gourmet Funnel Cake stop.
Peanut butter cup, birthday cake…so many choices. We picked red velvet.
Piping hot and smeared with frosting….it was heavenly.
AND, the winner of the Big Tex Choice Awards for Best Tasting, Fernie’s Holy Moly Carrot Cake Roly. (who would have thought there would be vegetables in a State Fair food?)
They might have been deep fried……we couldn’t really tell. But there was 2 different things to dip them into. Both tasted like sugar.
That was enough for us.
Texas sun + gluttonous amounts of fried food/sugar = 2 sick boys
Drove back home, drank Pepto Bismol, and put ourselves to bed.
But, don’t worry about us folks…….
We’ll be ready to do it all over in again next year.
We always do,