Taste of Dallas 2013

Spur of the moment decision on Saturday–we decided to try out Taste of Dallas. Held at Fair Park, it costs $10 to get in and then somewhere between $1-3 for each sample. To see some more creative pictures, look at D Magazine’s Side Dish – there were some really cool dishes here.

We weren’t sure what to expect and it was really hot outside. But we went anyway. And I’m so glad we did. For those of you who like to experiment with new foods, or like to try a little bit of everything, I’d highly recommend this for next year.

We started off with a gyro from this little booth. Was this a food truck? We’re not sure where the gyro came but it was delicious. Fun taste of Cuba.

Gyro booth

Gyro booth

Made with lamb meat.

Made with lamb meat.

Then we started this genius plan of rotating, so Rachel, Michaela, and I each bought one thing and we shared them. That enabled us to try more things and was a brilliant plan in all honesty.

I was up first, and got these delicious curly fries covered in garlic sauce and parmesan. We’re planning to try to recreate these at home somehow. Stay tuned for a post about that later. They were too good to eat only once in your life.

Curly fries booth!

Curly fries booth!

Winning.

Winning.

Rachel was up next, and got a nutella crepe with bananas, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce. It brought back memories of Europe and though it was tough to cut with plastic forks and rather messy, was fantastic.

Everyone working in this booth was deaf. Really cool.

Everyone working in this booth was deaf. Really cool.

Nutella crepe.

Nutella crepe.

Michaela was up next and got a great, solid batch of fried pickles. Lovely. A strong finish to a great meal. Healthy? No. But who cares, really.

Home to burgers...and also great fried pickles, always a personal fav.

Home to burgers…and also great fried pickles, always a personal fav.

awesome.

awesome.

At this point we were feeling very full and went to go find the boys. They were in the petting zoo, of all places.

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Apparently while we were off sampling the Dallas cuisine, they were entertaining themselves with goats, llamas, and rabbits.

Garrett and a giant white rabbit.

Garrett and a giant white rabbit.

Chris and a baby pig.

Chris and a baby pig.

So Taste of Dallas was definitely an unusual experience for us but I’m glad we went. It ended up being a beautiful night, delicious food, and who can resist a petting zoo? Thanks Dallas – this was a great welcome to the city weekend for Michaela!

the crew

the crew

Funny story – the John Mayer concert was going on next door and when we were leaving the fair grounds everyone was asking us why. Apparently we look like John Mayer fans?

Until next time….

Halley Chavey halley@eventsbythebackyard.com

Halley Chavey
halley@eventsbythebackyard.com

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