Your Map(s) to Fried Heaven at the State Fair

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Original Map Via State Fair Of Texas; With Art By Alexander Flores
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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.

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.

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Roxanne
Roxanne

There are two locations where you can find deep fried brownies, one at the grand and other in tower building now!!!!

Judd78
Judd78

I wanted to enter fried deviled eggs but its not open to the public...boooo

Whatwhatque
Whatwhatque

Fried Whoopie Pie outside the pig racin' arena was pretty tasty and I'd never heard anything about them, nor sure if they're new or what. When you order it the person yells "WHOOPIE!" back to the cooks and they yell "WHOOPIE!" back and then they yell "WHOOPIE!" for you to come get it (they are fried to order, yum!) 

bart simpson
bart simpson

Moe: Oh, boy! The deep fryer's here. Heh heh, I got it used from the navy. You can flash-fry a buffalo in forty seconds.Homer: Forty seconds? But I want it now!

Eye of Horus
Eye of Horus

Fried this and fried that. What gives with the people who run the show at the State Fair? Is it simply their desire to balloon profits at the expense of their patrons health, or are they out to prove to the world what a bunch of foolish rubes we are for buying such swill because we've been brainwashed into believing it's necessary in order to have fun. Jeeze, by the way that Rick Perry promotes Texas, you'd think that our insulting reputation could be remedied slightly by offering some healthful, delicious concoctions, instead of appealing to the lowest common denominator with items that are not only fast and cheap to prepare, but just as unhealthful. Surely adult Texans must have a nutritional mentality exceeding that of a preschooler.

Storm_71
Storm_71

Thanks for the info Alice. On a side note I was on the State Fair web site and noticed that the Kildare's are playing multiple shows like every day of the Fair. I was just wondering how a band would be paid for something like that and who would pay them.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Yay Alice!! Thank you for creating a proper map, as I dont have time to screw around w/ sales men pushing mattresses and sewing machines to get in-between me and my fried foods!!

Eyes of Horus is a bore
Eyes of Horus is a bore

You come across as a typical "this is not what I like, so I don't want anyone to like it" know-it-all. I'm sorry you have a bad relationship with your dad.  I'm sorry you worry about EVERYTHING all the time.  Worrying about whether other people approve of you is a waste of time. 

Whatwhatque
Whatwhatque

Plenty of people attend the fair and have fun sans deep frying.  I am not one of those people- I like a wide array of foods from classy to trashy but weird fried shit is just one of my faves, not through brainwashing but through the fact that it tastes delicious.  Hold your tongue until your try the buffalo chicken in a flapjack dipped in syrup! The grilled corn is kinda healthy, until they dip it in butter.  I saw a stand selling a grilled chicken sandwich which made me laugh, who comes to the fair for that kinda of thing?!

Ahab
Ahab

I want to deep fry and consume your silly appraisal of my fair!!!

KT
KT

First, it's once a year.

Second, it would take more than "healthful, delicious concoctions" to remedy any reputation promoted by Perry.

Nick R.
Nick R.

Comment of the year.

Diane Birdwell
Diane Birdwell

Seriously, they apply for the gig like any other vendor.

Diane Birdwell
Diane Birdwell

And books that foretell the end of the world, basedon Bible Prophecy!

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

or Fried Ribs and Pineapple Upside Down Cakes..

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