The State Fair of Texas is known for its over-the-top, deep-fried renditions of practically everything edible. This year, the fair has been canceled because of the pandemic. But the deep fryers bubble on through a trio of inventive ways to clog the state’s collective arteries without the annual event.

The fair has come up with a drive-through version that exists mostly as a way to get corn dogs, kettle corn and fried Oreos into the hands of traditionalists who refuse to believe that it’s actually fall unless they’re eating fair food. A few midway games have been adapted to be played from inside the car, and there’s a photo op with Big Tex (wearing his face mask, of course).

Bernice Torregrossa: bernice92@aol.com.

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Bailey Jones

I have an old high school friend in Dallas who judges pies at the State Fair every year. He is beside himself with grief this year.

And I'm sorry - I appreciate the good intention - but you can't take the grease out of the fair. You just can't.

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