The tradition holds true every year and is a big reason why many people make the trip to Fair Park for the State Fair of Texas. The fried food and lots of it! Every year the food options and choices get bigger, better and bolder at the Big Tex Choice Awards and this year the finalists have been announced and the competition is fierce.
Since 2005, each year State Fair concessionaires cook up tasty and unique foods for a chance to become a finalist in the Big Tex® Choice Awards. In 2013, the Big Tex Choice Awards winners were chosen from eight finalists. Fried Thanksgiving Dinner, created by Justin Martinez, won Most Creative, and the Best Tasting food item was awarded to Issac Russo for his creation, the Fried Cuban Roll.
The eight finalists will be presenting their culinary creations to a panel of prestigious judges for two categories – Best Tasting & Most Creative. This year’s Big Tex Choice Awards judges are: Tiffany Derry, entrepreneur, restaurant consultant and television personality; Donovan Lewis, personality on Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket; Cynthia Smoot, Dallas lifestyle blogger; Daniel Vaughn, the BBQ Snob and Barbecue Editor of Texas Monthly magazine; in addition to one lucky fairgoer who entered the Video Contest to be a judge at this year’s Big Tex Choice Awards. The emcee of 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards will be Hawkeye from 96.3 KSCS.
The State Fair of Texas is excited to announce this year’s finalists in the Big Tex Choice Awards, who will compete for the titles of Best Tasting and Most Creative. New on the list is a craft brew with a sweet twist. An homage to Dallas-Fort Worth's growing craft brew options.