Who will take the cake? Here are the top 10 finalists of the Texas State Fair Food competition
From duck dumplings to fried coffee cake, the 10 finalists for the 17th Big Tex Choice Awards offer a picture of the state – and a little something for everyone’s taste buds.
The judges will choose the best salty dish and the best sweet dish. There will also be a prize for the most creative entry.
Tangy selections include fried seafood okra dumplings, crispy crazy corn, and the fried I-35 – a deep-fried kolache topped with smoked brisket and Dr. Pepper BBQ frosting.
On the sweeter side, finalists include the brisket brisket, Texas pumpkin poke cake and armadillo, a buttery cookie ice cream sandwich.
A panel of famous judges will award the best dishes based on creativity, presentation and taste. The winners will be crowned on August 29.
Here’s a look at the 10 finalists:
Fried Halloween, Isaac Rousso
Crispy Crazy Corn, Ruth Hauntz
The Armadillo, James Barrera
Pork shots, Glen and Sherri Kusak at Hans Mueller’s
Brisket Brisket, Ruth Hauntz
Dumplin Lucky Duck, Bert Concessions
Fernie’s Coffee Crispy Fried Caramel Cake, Winter Family Concessions
Fried Seafood Gumbo Balls, Gourmet Royale
Texas Pumpkin Poke Cake, Michelle Edwards
Fried I-35, Clint and Gretchen Probst
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