Mike and I decided to go to the fair on a perfect Thursday afternoon. It was a little overcast, 82 degrees, and kids were in school; all make for perfect Fair conditions. We woke up early and got in a 6.5 mile run to prepare for the overhaul of calories soon to come. Once we got home, cleaned up, and took some TUMS (smart choice) we were off!
This post is mainly pictures so be prepared...
Entrance to the fair, with an odd looking homeless man on my left. The Texas State Fair is a long standing tradition in every Texans heart that began October 25, 1886.
**This was where they also gave out free "5-hour energy" shots. Guess they were trying to clue us into something.
Mike playing in one of the football simulation stations. He's so cute.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, that says fried butter....I couldn't do it though. I am willing to try a lot of things, but Fat covered in Fat fried in more Fat...just too much.
Every single one of these things sounded bomb-tastic to me, however, by the time we made it back around to this kiosk my body was begging me to stop.
Wait for it...
Ahhhh that's good beer. This is without a doubt the weirdest thing. It was puff pastry with a pocket of liquid beer inside. It was good, my only reservation is I like COLD beer, and in order to fry it, the beer became room temp...moving on
OHHHH LAWDY..hehe Fried Biscuits and Gravy. Imagine how a jelly doughnut gets filled and fried and then oozes sweet goodness into you mouth. Now imagine a biscuit, filled with gravy, dipped in batter and fried. Some of you might be gagging, but it was damn good. I was surprised by this little devil.
Setting up for College Game Day
I would love to see Erin Andrews down some fried butter...
Well hello there Big Tex!
This will be my new truck when the fair is over and they discover that I have guessed the right amount of mini footballs stuffed inside. I entered a guess on a Blue Truck as well...guess I'll have a 'weekend ride' too :)
Of course there's a Cowboys Attraction! Duh
My favorite! Witten the Kitten!
I wanted to win this for Kimmi, but I ran out of tickets and it was a dumb game anyways.
First ride Mike and I went on. Oh My Gato was it fun! I was laughing so hard, I think Mike was laughing at me.
All made out of Beer bottle caps! So nifty!
Alright Alright...back to the fried goodness...Fried Cookie Dough. Yes, there is such a thing and it should be mass produced to give to anyone who is ever sad again. This was my FAVORITE thing by far. I will dream about you till next year...
Trying not to laugh and get powdered sugar up my nose.
Of course the Cotton Bowl. Oh yeah, the Texas Fair is sooooo big, it has a football stadium inside it. Can't wait for Red River Rivalry on Saturday. Hook em Horns! OU smells :)
Ahhhhhh Football Glory
Okay so let me explain...
This was the 2011 Fair Grand Prize Winner for best tasting dish. It is a buffalo chicken breast, wrapped in a pancake, dipped in batter, rolled in breadcrumbs and jalepeno crumbs and fried. If that's not enough to stop your heart, they give you a side of maple syrup to dip it in. I hate to admit this was good but it was. It was pretty damn awesome. I'm a little ashamed. Oh and we ate this with frozen Arnold Palmers. They were good, but uber sweet.
Lastly, and probably least was Fried Coke. Didn't do it for me....it was essentially cake donuts, with fizzy coke poured over it and whipped cream and a straw. It got too soggy, too fast. The fresh ones were best.
****Mind everyone, Mike and I shared every dish. Doesn't make this any better, but at least it doesn't make it worse :)
And yes sir, that is all she wrote...Mike and I literally got home and I was sick for about two hours. But you know what? I enjoyed every second of my day with Mike at the Fair. It was so much fun and made for such great memories. I'm so lucky to have someone to eat weird fried food with all day long, get sick, and then dive into a food coma with.
Oh, hello dry chicken, brown rice, and asparagus. What's that you say? I'll be eating you for the next month? DEAL! I don't want to eat another deep fried piece of food until next year's fair. I think I have a hangover from food.