Your Map(s) to Fried Heaven at the State Fair
If you're going to the State Fair of Texas, it's a given that you have to try the fried bubble gum and fried salsa and definitely obviously the fried buffalo chicken in a flapjack on a stick, plus all the other fried foods that were Big Tex Choice Awards finalists. And extremely conveniently for us all (inconveniently for our hearts), the fair visitor's guide always includes a map that points out where all this year's Big Tex Choice Awards finalists are located. It's the fried food-lover's map to happiness.
Original Map Via State Fair Of Texas; With Art By Alexander Flores Click to embiggen; and to download
But, those eight finalists aren't the only vendors with delicious new fried food offerings this year. So, we made a companion map of eight more fried food spots you absolutely must definitely check out in addition to this year's finalists. Seek out these places while you make your friend wait in the two-hour line for that fried bubble gum.
Eight More Fried Fair Foods You've Gotta Try This Year:
1) Fried biscuits and gravy
Location: Belgian waffle stand on Grand Avenue
2) Fried praline sweet potato poppers
Location: Cotton Bowl Plaza at the pizza and nacho stand
3) Heavenly deep-fried brownie
Location: Grand Ave near the Chevy stage next to the cotton candy stand
4) Fried ribs and fried banana pudding
Location: BW's Famous Fried Ribs at food court in the Tower Building
5) Fried pecan caramel candy
Location: Barrera's on the Fun Way
6) Fried chicken skin and fried cake balls
Location: Midway at Eat Crispies
7) Fried bread pudding
Location: Island Spot, First Avenue across from Old Mill Inn
8) Bellini with fried peach garnish
Location: The Dock restaurant inside the Embarcadero building
Let the fried games begin. Good luck and fried godspeed.