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Texas Moron Meetup Update September 23, 2010

Posted by Michael in Food, Man Laws.

If you are coming to the Texas Moron Meetup on October 2nd, it may interest you to know that you will be in the immediate vicinity of the best state fair in America.  You might want to extend your stay to attend this event.

The reason we pride ourself on this fair is fried foods.  They have become the rage at our state fair. I’m not making this up. It says so right here on the sign:

See, I was not making that up.

Toldja so.

Now, to be honest, I have not yet personally been to the Texas State Fair, but press reports confirm the cornucopia of fried foods available.

If it can be fried, it’s been tried at the State Fair of Texas.

Twinkies. Oreos. Candy bars. Cookie dough. Butter. Meatballs. Lettuce. Green beans. Peaches. Pralines. Pecan pie. Jelly beans. Macaroni and cheese. Bacon. Coke. Latte. Beer. Margarita.

We’ve come a long way from when popcorn and cotton candy were the fair food headliners.

Did they say deep-fried bacon?

Yes, they did indeed say deep-fried bacon.

Here is a tip for those of you visiting from other states — you are a pussy if you go the the fair and don’t eat this stuff.

Pity the hamburger. You poor peanuts. Hot dog, you’re not so hot. We’re just not into you anymore – at least not at the fair.

Food has been a featured attraction ever since the State Fair opened in 1886.

People need to eat, after all.

But, through the years, fair fare has evolved.

Since 2005, there’s been a fried food explosion, thanks to a contest that honors the top new foods.

These days, food is a main reason why many people head to the fair, which opens Friday at Fair Park.

I’m still wondering what could be more decadent than deep-fried bacon.  There must be something.

Yes, there is -- fried butter

The fair’s food frenzy is reflective of a food-oriented culture that has a greater appreciation of food, said Christi Erpillo, a veteran fair concessionaire. Think about the scores of food programs on TV.

“Food itself has taken on a whole new role,” she said. “Fair food has become more interesting, more intriguing. It’s a finer food.”

Think of it as the South Beach diet on steroids.

Welcome to Texas!!!

via State Fair of Texas’ smorgasbord illustrates fair food’s evolution | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Breaking News for Dallas-Fort Worth | Dallas Morning News.


1. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere - September 23, 2010

You forgot about fried beer.

2. The Iowa State Fair - September 24, 2010

“The Best State Fair in America”?

OH HELL NO. You did NOT just say that, did you?

3. Michael - September 25, 2010

You forgot about fried beer.

Nope. The first quote in the post above mentions fried beer.

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