Mount Foodie! Just How Many Toppings Can You Put on This ‘Big Tex Bowl’
Give yourself 50 points if you can name every food featured in the 'Big Tex Bowl' featured in the above picture. It's one of the new food items that will served up at this year's State Fair of Texas in Dallas.
Here's the answer - It’s mac and cheese covered with a rich and creamy three-cheese sauce topped with smoked brisket, sharp cheddar, French fried onions, chives, applewood smoked bacon, candied jalapeños, and a BBQ cream sauce. When you order this from the concessionaire you might as well ask for the whole container of napkins.
The State Fair of Texas is known for taking culinary creativity to new heights, and 2021 is no exception. Fairgoers have the opportunity to taste all of the finalists of the Big Tex Choice Awards and decide if they agree with the judges’ selections for “Best Taste – Savory,” “Best Taste – Sweet,” and “Most Creative.” Additionally, a select portion of the 2021 semi-finalist dishes will be offered at this year’s Fair.
In 2020, the Big Tex Choice Awards shifted to a virtual contest, where Fair fans voted for the “Best of the Best” Big Tex Choice Award. Bert Concession’s 2010 winner, Texas Fried FRITOS® Pie, took home the trophy. This year, fairgoers can find the savory item at select locations.
In addition to the deep-fried delicacies that are debuted each year as part of the Big Tex Choice Awards, the concessionaires continue to create new delectable delights for fairgoers. For a full list of new foods and where to find them, visit BigTex.com/newfoods.
Here's a look at some of the new foods that will be served up this year.
State Fair of Texas 2021 New Foods
The State Fair of Texas gets underway on September 24 and runs through October 17. Daily admission tickets are available now at BigTex.com. The health and safety of all fairgoers and staff continues to be a top priority for the State Fair of Texas. For more information on the precautions currently in place for the State Fair of Texas, please visit BigTex.com/COVID.
If you do make it to this year's fair, and you're wanting to know exactly where to go to try some of these new fair foods, here's a guide of where to find them.
|Name of Dish||Concessionaire Stand|
|Bacon Jam Corn Bombs||Bailey’s|
|Bag of Eggrolls||Crunchies Eggrolls and More|
|Big Tex Bowl||Mac Loaded|
|Bucket of Fries||Tracy’s Fry Trailer|
|Chicken on a Stick – Combo #4||Chans Chicken on a Stick|
|Country Fried Shrimp Grits||Benavides & Benavides Foods|
|Dallas Hot Birddog||Fletcher’s®|
|Deep Fried Pancakes||Vandalay Industries|
|Deep Fried PB & Razbrûlée||Scumbscious Pieshakes|
|Deep Fried Peach Cobbler Soul Rolls||Pearlie’s Southern Kitchen|
|Deep Fried Shrimp Étouffée||Pearlie’s Southern Kitchen|
|Deep Fried Toffee||Jack’s Mexican Stand|
|Fried Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding)||Deep Fried Love|
|Frozen Ranch Water||Beer Barn|
|Gobble Balls||Ferris Wheelers BBQ|
|Helmut’s Strudel||Helmut’s Strudel|
|Lobster Corn Dog||Trio on the Green|
|Quesabirria, with Consommé||Tony’s Taco Shops|
|The Realest Cheesesteak||Texas Cheesesteaks SouthSide Steaks & Cakes|
|Southern Fried Lemon Ice Box Pie Balls||Gourmet Royale & Southern Fried Chicken|
|Texas BBQ Brisket Banh Mi||BW’s Fried Ribs|
|Texas Easter Eggs||Scrumbscious Pieshakes|
|Texas Fried Fritos® Pie||Bert’s Concessions|
|Texas Fried Surf and Turf||Gulf Coast Grill|
|Twice-Fried Albondigas (Mexican Meatballs)||Deep Fried Love|