Category Archives: Fried Food

2015 State Fair Eatvestigation Foodventure (Round 2): About that Chicken Fried Lobster

The 2015 State Fair of Texas has come and gone and if you didn’t go, you’re stupid, you missed out. This year’s Fair was full of great new food items, plus all the favorites of past years. The Lady Gator and I were able to squeeze in two trips to eat all the things we could for the sake of family home economics. You can read about our first trip here, but let’s get to the artery clogging sticking point:


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Deep-fried Breaking News: The Gator to Tackle $30 Deep-Fried Lobster “Thing”


Just when he looked like he was down and out, The Gator’s adoring fans go and lift him to new levels! As detailed in my Round 1 review of the 2015 Texas State Fair, The Gator had to forego this year’s extravagant Chicken Fried Lobster for reasons of:

  1. It’s damn 60 tickets ($30).
  2. They were out of the tail meat that made it so luxurious when The Gator and Lady Gator made their visit.

Then, the Lady Gator brought in the mail. “What’s in the mail?”, you cry in your best SE7EN impression. A letter from an amazing Gatorfile. Continue reading

The 2014 State Fair of Texas

It’s going to be short and sweet (but mostly savory) this year folks.

Ready for the Fair 2014The Gator done got himself married. Therefore, he had Mrs. Lady Gator had to focus most of their time, energy and money dollars on the wedding nuptials of marital weddedness. However, we kicked off our honeymoon the best way we knew how — we went to the State Fair of Texas and hustled our way through like a couple of newlyweds who had been on wedding diets for the last month. Continue reading

2013 State Fair of Texas Eatvestigation Foodventure


SPOILER ALERT – The Gator remains undefeated in his battle against the State Fair of Texas. 2013 offered her mightiest resistance, but The Gator and Lady Gator were having none of it. This is not without some room for dispute, however. The Fair tried to pull some bush-league antics by withholding some of its edible eats from my mouth. By throwing out excuses like “oh, we ran out” (Spicy Spam Empanada), or admitting it was just a marketing hoax (Deep Fried BBQ Wontons), or by flat-out hiding things from the masses (The Beast Burrito), the Fair thought it could gut The Gator. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. NO! I laugh at these feeble attempts to snatch victory from my jaws. We still kicked your delicious deep-fried ass, Fair! Continue reading

2013 State Fair of Texas: new fried foods for the masses

New Big Tex 2

I get corny dog in my eye, too.
Photo Credit: Tom Fox, Dallas Morning News

I promised in my initial State Fair of Texas post dealing with the Big Tex Choice Awards to comment and discuss the generically named “New Fried Foods” at the Fair. I hope you’ve been drinking water. The drool factor and salt content are going to mess you up, sucka. Continue reading

2013 State Fair of Texas: rising from the flames like a freaking food phoenix

Sweet deep fried balls of heaven. Ladies and gentlemen, we are just a little over 8 days away from opening day of the GREAT State Fair of Texas! This could quite possibly be the most anticipated State Fair in like…a really long time. Seriously, Big_Tex_fire.2_retouchedguys. Think about it. After pulling a totally awesome Dumbledore fiery exit, our great fearless state mascot, Nolan Ryan Big Tex, underwent some serious skin and bone implant surgery. He and Paul Bunyan (his best friend) went on a sweet, giant dudes shopping spree at a big and tall store (probably Casual Male XL or The Foundry) and got all new Dickies duds. He learned how to properly stop, drop and roll thanks to our good and brave Dallas Fire Department.  Now, he’s waiting in the wings doing some last minute plyometrics and burpees (because if you’re from Dallas, you do Crossfit) preparing to rise from the ashes. Continue reading

The 2012 State Fair of Texas Eatvestigation Foodventure

I’m from Texas which means: I got a ranch in downtown Dallas. I buy diamonds by the ton. Chase cuties in my Cadillac. Drill oil wells just for fun. And when it comes to the Fair, I (and my gator belly) swell with that arrogant bastard Texan pride that makes us everyone’s favorite Americans. But, I still want a deal! A damned delicious deal and I want all you other eating humans of the world to share in this deal.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, The Gator, yet again, performed the ultimate service to all food eating humankind: eating all the new offerings the State Fair of Texas has…to offer. Continue reading