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The State Fair of Texas Big Tex Awards have been announced

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We’re still a month away from opening day at the State Fair of Texas, but the festivities are already underway! The 15th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards took place this weekend. A panel of judges tasted the ten finalists and then chose three winners for the following categories: Best Taste (savory), Best Taste (sweet), and Most Creative.

The winners in each category were as follows:

Best Taste (savory)Ruth’s Stuffed Fried Mexi-Cone by Ruth Hauntz: slow-cooked barbacoa served in an ice cream cone-shaped tortilla shell with black beans and cilantro-lime rice. It is topped with pico de gallo, queso fresco, and homemade salsa verde.

Photo by State Fair of Texas

Best Taste (sweet)Big Red Chicken Bread by Brent and Juan Reaves: a Big Red frosted doughnut topped with fried chicken.

Photo by State Fair of Texas

Most Creative Fla’Mango Tango by The Garza Family: a creamy mango pastry is fried and drizzled with a citrus glaze. It’s topped with whipped cream and served with a side of strawberry-mango sorbet.

Photo by State Fair of Texas

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