Lots of new items are available in Little Rock this week for the 72nd Arkansas State Fair , which takes place from October 14 through 23. This year at the Midway and the food court, the emphasis seems to be on hot and spicy, with entries such as Jalapeño Lemonade and Nuclear Wings. Non-fried options such as the Rabbit Sandwich, MOINK Balls, and the BBQ Parfait are also popular. But of course you'll still find your Deep-Fried Watermelon on a Stick and Deep-Fried Corn-on-the-Cob, because what would the fair be without those?
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Ground sirloin, fresh local produce, premium bun, pickles made on site—the chefs at Little Rock's Capital Bar and Grill haven't reinvented the burger. They've just created the best burger they can and put it on the menu. It is quite honestly the best burger I have ever consumed.
What do you do when your child wants something very, very special for a special occasion—and it just can't be found anywhere? In some cases, you go to extremes. In the case of Mary Jo Selig and Clare Thomas Williams, you start a company and make your own specialty macarons.
Hundreds of thousands of people will be converging at the Texas State Fair this month. Many will seek out the winner of the "Most Creative" title of the Big Tex Choice Awards: Fried Bubblegum. Our warning: don't be that guy. You will regret it.
Crazy fair foods are nothing new. We found several great new fair foods, a couple of scary ones, and one new fair delight that won't disturb your waistline.
The Texas State Fair runs from September 30 to October 23. Sure there are funnel cakes and corn dogs, but this mega fair has far more to offer. We were there when the gates opened at 10 a.m. on opening day and over the next 10 hours, got into just about every nook and cranny, sampling any and every food we could find. Here are the 25 favorites, a good number of which are deep-fried, ball-shaped, or both (kraut balls, fried meatballs, Kool-Aid balls).