Calling all fried food fanatics. The moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived.
The finalists for the 10th annual Big Tex Choice Awards are … drumroll, please:
Last year’s big winners were Fried Thanksgiving Dinner, created by Justin Martinez, who also created this year’s Fried Sweet Texas, and the Fried Cuban Roll, by Issac Russo.
The 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards will be decided on Sept. 1, Labor Day. Judges include former Top Chef contestant Tiffany Derry; radio personality Donovan Lewis from The Ticket; Cynthia Smoot, Dallas lifestyle blogger; and Daniel Vaughn, the BBQ Snob and barbecue editor of Texas Monthly. There will also be one lucky fairgoer, who entered and won the Big Tex Choice Awards Video Contest.
Also new this year, you can be among the first people to taste the gluttonous, glorious finalists. Buy tickets here, but be warned, being a fried food insider doesn’t come cheap: Tickets are $100 and are limited.
Past Big Tex Choice award winners include fried bubble gum and deep-fried jambalaya.