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Good Kid Day at Dallas Zoo

Wanna save on admission to the Dallas Zoo?

(Wolf Staff with some Wolf “Good Kids” enjoying some one on one experiences with Dallas Zoo animals and handlers)

Two great reasons to visit the Dallas Zoo this weekend,

  1. NO Rain!
  2. The Dallas Zoo is helping families get “Back in the Swing of Things” with its school supplies drive on Aug. 18 and 19. Guests who bring in a new, unused backpack (or other school supplies) will score a Family Four-Pack of tickets, which includes two adult and two children’s admission tickets for just $20. (A savings of $34 off of regular admission.)

The Dallas Zoo will donate the backpacks to two South Dallas schools – Harrell Budd Elementary School and Felix G. Botello Elementary School. Items will be collected at the zoo’s front entrance.

Also, if you’re around Labor Day Weekend, the Dallas Zoo will be awarding 3 lucky families on EACH day (9-1 through 9-3) with a lifetime membership to the zoo for a family of four. The families will be chosen at random at the ticket booths through a “golden ticket-style” giveaway. 

~The Wake Up With the Wolf Show



Here’s a restaurant that understands the importance of your wedding day!

Right after they finished taking the wedding photographs, they were notified the caterer screwed up and had the date for their wedding down as the FOLLOWING weekend, so what’s a couple to do on their wedding day with 150 guests to feed? Go next door to the restaurant and cry for help, literally! Thanks to the incredible staff OF that restaurant, the wedding dinner went off without a “hitch”!

Restaurant puts together wedding meal in 90 minutes after caterer doesn’t show



Guy Playing a Game on the Subway Shares His Phone to a Curious Little Boy, and It’s So Cute

Tatiyana Davis was riding a New York City subway recently when she saw a subtle act of kindness that is melting hearts around the world.

Like many commuters, a man was playing a game on his phone when he noticed that a young boy was looking over his shoulder to see the game he was playing. After the boy said something to the man, he apparently messed up and the pair shared a look. What happens next is so sweet, the man handed the boy his phone so that he could give it a try.

Tatiyana’s caption sums it up appropriately, “What I witnessed today on the train. I almost cried y’all”

state fair taco finalists 2018

Here’s your TOP TEN Fried Food Finalists for this year’s State Fair!

All photos credit: State Fair of Texas
2018 Big Tex Choice Awards Finalists Announced by State Fair of Texas and Vistaprint
The final countdown to who will win one of the most coveted titles in all of Texas begins. The State Fair of Texas is proud to partner with Vistaprint to present the 14th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards food competition.
On Sunday, August 26, three winners will be crowned in the categories of: “Best Taste – Sweet,” “Best Taste – Savory,” and “Most Creative.” The competition began in early July with an impressive 49 entries represented by 30 concessionaires. Of those entries, 31 were selected as semi-finalists. Each entry was evaluated on four Fair-food elements: uniqueness, creativity, presentation, and taste. After some tasty tests and delicious dishes, votes were cast and the results are finally in! Now, the top ten finalists must present themselves to a prestigious panel of celebrity judges in hopes of securing one of the top spots. If your favorite entry did not make the final cut, fret not, concessionaires can still choose to introduce their creation at their stand as a new food during this year’s Fair.
This year’s competition sponsor, Vistaprint, is increasing the stakes by providing a one-year subscription to customized marketing products for the concessionaire who claims the “Most Creative” title. This will give the winner access to the tools they need to look professional and inspire them with different ways to market themselves. “Vistaprint is excited to support Texas’ small businesses at this year’s State Fair by highlighting examples of creativity and innovation in the food services industry,” said Erin Shea, North America Manager at Vistaprint. “Small food businesses are big job creators in Texas, and we want to celebrate the value they provide to local communities throughout the state.”
Without delay, the State Fair of Texas is happy to announce the ten finalists that will be competing for the titles of “Best Taste – Sweet,” “Best Taste – Savory,” and “Most Creative” in the 2018 Big Tex Choice Awards competition.
Arroz con Leche (Sweet Crispy Rice) by the Garza Family (SWEET)
A delectable cinnamon-spiced rice ball is formed, battered, and coated in crispy puffed rice cereal. The ball is then deep fried to golden perfection. This scrumptious indulgence is sprinkled with powdered vanilla and complimented with a Texas-sized scoop of vanilla ice cream. To serve, a mouthwatering drizzle of caramel sauce and powdered cinnamon crowns each tasty treat.
Cotton Candy Taco by Justin & Rudy Martinez (SWEET)
This sweet s’more creation begins with a graham cracker waffle cone batter that is freshly-pressed into a crunchy taco shell shape. The inside of the shell is coated with a marshmallow glaze, then stuffed with chocolate, toasted marshmallow, and organic cane sugar cotton candy. We then top off this handful of sweetness with chocolate cookie crumbles and two chocolate cream-covered biscuit sticks with marshmallows.
Deep Fried Shepherd’s Pie by Clint Probst (SAVORY)
We mix shredded cheddar cheese and cream into our savory mashed potato pillows.  Each potato ball is filled with Grandma’s shepherd’s pie filling made of ground beef, mixed vegetables, and rich beef gravy. Our special seasoning creates an explosion of flavors and textures as the filling and creamy potatoes mix with each bite.
Deep Fried Skillet Potato Melt in a Boat by Tom Grace (SAVORY)
This is a tater tot on steroids! We start with buttery skillet potatoes griddled golden brown. We then add diced, griddled breakfast sausage patties and pack the tasty potato mixture around a mini Babybel® cheese loaf! It then gets a quick roll in our special seasoned flour and goes into the fryer. In just a few minutes, you have a wonderful crunch that finishes in the smooth melt of cheese! The deep-fried skillet potato melts are served up in the potato skins they came from and topped with melted cheddar and crispy bacon bites. A sour cream chipotle sauce is drizzled across the top and served on the side for dipping!
Fernie’s Hoppin’ John Cake with Jackpot Sauce by Winter Family Concessions (SAVORY)
This iconic New Year’s Eve southern “good luck” dish takes a dip in the deep fryer for a unique and mouthwatering spin! The classic ingredients of creamy, nutty black-eyed peas, fluffy white rice, spicy smoked sausage, aromatic green onions, and a secret blend of special spices are combined with breadcrumbs and eggbeaters and formed into a generous Texas-sized cake. This rich and savory cake is breaded in an egg wash that includes flour and panko breadcrumbs. It is then deep fried to a super crunchy exterior and soul-satisfying interior. The Texas-sized cake is topped with a zingy black-eyed pea relish, garnished with pickled okra to complete the southern deliciousness, and served with a side of Jackpot Sauce.
Fernie’s Orange You Glad We Fried It?! by Winter Family Concessions (SWEET)
One bite and you will be THRILLED! Layers of moist chiffon orange cake, dairy-fresh whipped cream, and citrusy orange preserves are lightly blended to form a refreshing custard-like filling. The mixture is spooned into flaky puff pastry dough, folded turnover style, and sealed with a pastry crimper. The pastry is quickly fried into little crescent-shaped pillows of citrus bliss and then lightly dusted with powdered sugar. Each dish is served with two sublime dipping sauces and garnished with a double citrus twist slice.
State Fair Fun-L Cake Ice Cream by Tom Landis (SWEET)
We capture the essence and flavor of a funnel cake and combine it with the creamy smoothness of ice cream. Created by Howdy Homemade, this super premium ice cream has funnel cake flavor infused into it with funnel cake pieces and powdered sugar mixed throughout, and on top of, the dish. It is available with powdered sugar, whipped cream, and strawberry sauce. Try to settle for just one scoop!
Sweet Bakin’ Bacon by Ed & Eddie Campbell (SWEET)
A cream-filled sponge cake is wrapped in savory bacon and then dipped in a funnel cake batter. The treat is deep fried until golden brown and dusted with powdered sugar to finish.
Texas Fried Hill Country by Justin & Rudy Martinez (SAVORY)
Texas Fried Hill Country is the best of everything that would come out of the Hill Country in Central Texas. Fried mozzarella is complimented with locally-grown basil, sandwiched between two slices of juicy green tomatoes, and hand-breaded with seasoned breadcrumbs and flash fried to gooey perfection. Each dish is served on a bed of field greens, finished with balsamic drizzle and sweet local Texas honey.
Texas Twang-kie by Chris & Sherry Howard (SAVORY)
A savory twist on an American classic! It ain’t sweet, but it’s perfect. This cornbread cake is baked to moist perfection, hollowed out, and filled with a culinary masterpiece of Tex-Mex grilled chicken white bean chili! Each twang-kie is served with cornbread fries and more chili for dipping.
Mark your calendar for the 14th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards on Sunday, August 26 at 2:00 p.m. in the historic Tower Building at Fair Park. Get your ticket today to be one of the first people to taste the 2018 winning foods before fairgoers, including “Most Creative.” Tickets are available online at BigTex.com/tickets for $125, with a limited number of seats available. Don’t miss out on the fun – tickets are almost sold out, so buy yours now before they’re gone!
All proceeds from the Big Tex Choice Awards ceremony will be donated to the State Fair of Texas Scholarship Program. Over its 26-year history, the State Fair of Texas Scholarship Program has awarded scholarships to more than 2,200 students for a total of more than $11.3 million. Eligible recipients include graduating high school seniors around the state of Texas who have participated in competitive youth livestock events held at the State Fair, as well as graduating seniors from five Dallas ISD high schools in the Fair Park-area, State Fair of Texas seasonal employees who have worked three or more Fairs, or their dependents. Due to the events charitable cause, a portion of each ticket is tax-deductible.
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Some fried food creators pretty excited for today! We’re just EXCITED!

State Fair of Texas to Announce Finalists for the 2018 Big Tex Choice Awards
It’s that time of year again! Be one of the first to find out what the food finalists are for this year’s Big Tex® Choice Awards, presented by Vistaprint. The announcement will be made today in the Cotton Bowl Stadium Media Center at Fair Park. 
Each year State Fair concessionaires cook up tasty and unique foods for a chance to have their food named as one of 10 finalists in the annual Big Tex Choice Awards food competition. They will compete for the prestigious titles of “Best Taste – Sweet,” “Best Taste – Savory,” and “Most Creative” for this year’s StateFair.
WHY: All proceeds from the Big Tex Choice Awards ceremony will be donated to the State Fair of Texas Scholarship Program. In 2018, the Fair awarded nearly $1.4 million in new college scholarships to 225 graduating high school seniors throughout the Lone Star State and four Seasonal Employee Scholarship recipients. Eligible recipients include graduating high school seniors from around the state of Texas who have competed in State Fair livestock events, as well as graduating seniors from five Fair Park area DISD schools, State Fair of Texas seasonal employees who have worked three or more Fairs, or their dependents.

Being at his first MLB game wasn’t the biggest thrill….

It was just an ordinary day in Cleveland at an Indians game….until one young man got a chance to win a prize if he picked the right suitcase, luckily he got some help from his dad who was deployed.


Family returns from Carr Fire evacuation to find Grant the fish happy and well-fed




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Wanna save on admission to the Dallas Zoo?

Wanna save on admission to the Dallas Zoo?

(Wolf Staff with some Wolf “Good Kids” enjoying some one on one experiences with Dallas Zoo animals and handlers) Two great reasons to visit the Dallas Zoo this weekend, NO Rain! The Dallas Zoo is helping families get “Back in the Swing of Things” with its school supplies drive on Aug. 18 and 19. Guests who…