Fried margaritas, chicken fried bacon, fried guacamole, deep fried clam "chowda", doritos bacon mozzarella cheese stick, the list of fried foods at the state fair could go on and on. I feel like it's become some sort of understood rule at the state fair to simply fry EVERYTHING and serve it on a stick or on a paper plate and charge 12 tickets for it. Bacon? It's already kind of fried but let's deep-fry it in chicken breading. Spaghetti and meatballs? Let's deep-fry that too! What about butter? Sure!!! Basically, anything goes.
While I wish I could say that I tried most of these delicacies, the combination of riding fair rides and eating weird fried foods isn't the smartest idea. What we did try were the fried oreos, fried cookie dough, kool-aid pickles, turkey leg, Texas cider, and obviously, the original state fair corn dog with mustard. I also snuck in a vegetable plate that cost me 20 tickets because I felt like if I didn't eat something green and leafy I would die. No one complained, because we all felt the same way. Other things I wanted to try that you should eat when you go include: fried smores, fried pickles, fried guacamole, fried avocado bites, and the frito pie.
The state fair brings back so many memories because my family and I used to come here almost every year when I was growing up in Dallas. My dad and mom (who sadly couldn't come with us this weekend) would pull my brother and me in a little green wagon, and allow us to actually have a soda for the day! It was the best. We would ride the ferris wheel, stumble through the house of mirrors, visit all of the livestock (aren't those llamas cute?), and check out the car show. This past weekend was my first time going since I was probably around seven, and it was Kyle's first time so it made it really special.
On the way there we also stopped in West where we bought a boxful of kolaches from the Little Czech Bakery! This was probably one of the reasons why no one could stomach much more unhealthy foods at the fair.