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.
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.