When someone says 'creativity,' I don't think 'Texas', but there are artists there that TOTALLY blew my mind. You want to meet them? Simply show up at the State Fair of Texas, aka, "The Fried Food Capital of Texas." The website says "of Texas" in its tag line, but I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this fair is the fried-food capital OF THE WHOLE FUCKING GALAXY.
Fifty-four people came up with fried foods that would blow your mind if you hadn't already traded it for a bite of this awe-inspiring fare: Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll? Deep Fried Jambalaya? Fried Beer? Fried Bubblegum? If it's already good, a little deep fry can only make it better, right? I'm drooling on my keyboard.
Check out the Big Tex website for photos and more information. Or join me in my petition demanding that the recipes be released!