- The 11 Weirdest Fried Foods at the State Fair of Texas (gizmodo.co.uk)
- Big Tex is home a day before State Fair starts (kvue.com)
- Eating My Feelings at the Texas State Fair (eatingmyfeelings.com)
|2013 Most Creative||Fried Thanksgiving Dinner|
|2013 Best Taste||Deep-Fried Cuban Roll|
|2012 Most Creative||Deep Fried Jambalaya|
|2012 Best Taste||Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll|
|2011 Most Creative||Fried Bubblegum|
|2011 Best Taste||Buffalo Chicken in a Flapjack|
|2010 Most Creative||Fried Beer™|
|2010 Best Taste||Texas Fried FRITOS® Pie|
|2009 Most Creative||Deep Fried Butter|
|2009 Best Taste||Fernie’s Deep Fried Peaches & Cream|
|2008 Most Creative||Fried Banana Split|
|2008 Best Taste||Chicken Fried Bacon|
|2007 Most Creative||Deep Fried Latte|
|2007 Best Taste||Texas Fried Cookie Dough|
|2006 Most Creative||Fried Coke|
|2006 Best Taste||Fried Praline Perfection|
|2005 Most Creative||Viva Las Vegas Fried Ice Cream|
|2005 Best Taste||Fried PB, Jelly and Banana SandwichChili cheese fries at state fair of texas 2013
Who doesn’t love wildflower season in Texas? I’m already seeing some striking yellow color along the highway. It’s only a matter of days until the Indian Paintbrushes and Bluebonnets, our wonderful state flower, are in full bloom. Check out the link below about bluebonnet sitings. Photo opp….don’t miss it!
Texas has 170 lakes. This list is narrowed to 10, choosing beautiful lakes within a short enough drive from Dallas/Fort Worth that they qualify as weekend retreats. Yes, there are closer lakes that are not included. Most of the lakes on the list are not owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which prevents property owners from building docks or boathouses. The two lakes on the list that are owned by the Corps—Lake Texoma and Lake o’ the Pines—are worth making an exception for.
Of course, Arlington has it’s own Lake Arlington, great for a quick afternoon of fishing or skiing. It’s convenient and usually not too crowded. Joe Pool Lake is located in Grand Prairie and has campgrounds on either side, plus a lakeside restaurant for enjoying an evening out with live music.
See the following links for more info on Texas lakes.