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Big Tex Choice Awards

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A hamburger topped with bacon, drenched with queso and sandwiched between two funnel cakes proved so impressive, it won two Big Tex Choice Awards Sunday afternoon.

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The State Fair of Texas Friday morning released its list of 30 semifinalists for the 13th annual Big Tex Choice Awards.

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Raise your hand if you doubted Fried Jell-O. When it was announced as a State Fair contender earlier this month, did you question if it was delicious, or if it was even edible? Doubt no more.

 

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The State Fair of Texas this morning announced the eight finalists for its annual Big Tex Choice Awards, which honors the best in craziest fried fair food.

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The State Fair of Texas will feel a little bit like New England this year. That’s because lobster is on the menu. But it will be fried. (But of course.)

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall, what’s the fairest fair food of them all?

It’s Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil and Funnel Cake Ale.

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Big Tex will be served up all fried, spicy and boozy this fall.

The State Fair of Texas on Monday morning announced the eight finalists vying for the annual Big Tex Choice Awards, which honors the top new foods at the fair. 

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We’re just three weeks away from opening day of the 2013 State Fair of Texas.

And what’s the No. 1 reason we all go to the fair? To pig out. (Corny dogs, fried butter, funnel cakes, oh my!)

You’ve already heard about the top new foods – Fried Thanksgiving Dinner and Deep Fried Cuban Roll recently won the Big Tex Choice Awards. NPR’s John Burnett recently profiled some of the creative chefs.

Check out the slideshow of the eight dishes that competed in the Big Tex Choice contest. Just looking at those pictures raises your cholesterol levels.

But what else have these fried foodies whipped up this year?