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Tasty Trio Takes Top Spots in Fair Food Contest

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State Fair of Texas
Big Red Chicken Bread by Brent and Juan Reaves was named Best Taste - Sweet.

The winners of the 2019 Big Tex Choice Awards, the top three spots in the coveted culinary contest, have been crowned.

In the Best Taste – Savory category, Ruth's Stuffed Fried Taco Cone by Ruth Hauntz took first place. Big Red Chicken Bread by Brent and Juan Reaves of Smokey John's Bar-B-Que was named Best Taste – Sweet. As for the Most Creative category, the Fla'Mango Tango by the Garza Family took the top spot.

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Ruth's Stuffed Fried Taco Cone by Ruth Hauntz was named Best Taste - Savory.

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Credit State Fair of Texas
Big Red Chicken Bread by Brent and Juan Reaves was named Best Taste - Sweet.

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Credit State Fair of Texas
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State Fair of Texas
Fla'Mango Tango by The Garza Family was named Most Creative.

These three winning dishes were chosen by a panel of judges, including Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson; Dallas City Council member Adam Bazaldua, District 7; chef Samir Dhurandhar of Nick & Sam's; executive chef of Cafe Momentum Chad Houser; Kyle Noonan, owner of FreeRange Concepts; TV personality LeeAnne Locken; José chef Anastacia Quiñones; and audience member Charles Archer from Rockwall.

The State Fair of Texas runs Sept. 27 through Oct. 20.