Garland residents will be able to sample Fair Fare on the Square again this fall, even before the State Fair of Texas opens on September 24. A number of downtown restaurants create signature State Fair dishes for their customers. After a great response to the first Fair Fare last September (when the cancellation of the State Fair left us craving our favorite foods), downtown restaurants are coming back with anything “fit to be fried or served on.” a stick â. Fair Fare on the Square runs from September 1-30, giving local foodies a head start on the fair’s inspired flavors.
âWe’re excited to see the State Fair return, and our program is perfect for anyone looking forward to starting their fair kitchen game,â said Dana Lodge, CVB and Director of Events for the Town of Garland. âThe restaurants clustered around our downtown square have gone above and beyond with a tantalizing new ‘Fair Fare’ menu. Come several times during the month or make it a progressive dinner for the record books.
With no admission fee and with items priced enticingly between $ 2 and $ 15, food and drink can be easily enjoyed outdoors. Participating restaurants can be found on Main, 6th and State Streets, on or within walking distance of historic Garland Square. Enjoy a nerdy dog ââwaffle or ‘trash’ beef brisket fries, followed by funnel cake fries with fruity pebbles or a churro sundae for a sweet treat. Wash it off with Big Tex Tea or S’moretado.
Fair Trade Restaurants
Below is a list of participating restaurants and their special âFair Fareâ offers. Be sure to check with individual restaurants for their hours.
Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery: Funnel Cake Fries with Dairy Free Whipped Cream and Fruity Pebbles; corn dogs one foot long. Dos Banderas: Fried Oreo sundae; cut of churros. G-Town Nutrition: Assortment of Fair-inspired teas (e.g. cotton candy tea; Harley Quinn tea) and shakes (e.g. fried ice cream shake; churro shake; Mama’s sweet apple pie shake ).
CafÃ© Rosalind TX: S’moretado; apple and caramel latte; fried affogato without frying; waffle on a stick; frozen banana. Hubbard Wardrobe: Chicken and Waffles on a Stick; root beer float. Main St. CafÃ©: Fried strawberries coated with chocolate. Main St Deli: Gyros (optional: add fries). Paw Paw’s Sweet Shop & CafÃ©: The Horny Toad – fried chili cheese; Fried Oreos; fried cookies; Fried PB & J; Fried twinkies.
5th Avenue Nutrition: Horny Dog Waffle; waffle cake funnel; cheese curd waffle; fried twinkie latte; Lemonade slush with yellow ribbon. Mrs. J’s Heavenly Delights: caramel apples and candies. Tavern on the square: giant hot dog wrapped in bacon; trash beef brisket fries. Blue Rat Thai Kitchen: Chicken puff with Thai curry. Scoop N Buns: Scoop N Bites with cinnamon buns.
For more information, see visitgarland.com/fairfareonthesquare.