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Rodeo Eats 2019

Rodeo season is upon us, yeehaw. What better way to celebrate in the festivities then to gorge on some bad fair food? That’s exactly what I did. I was not too impressed with the winners of the Gold Buckle Foodie Awards, so I opted for the classic deep-fried goodness.


Fried What! is always the first stop for me. They use the best batter and everything is fried to order. The deep fried Oreos are amazing. It was my first time trying the deep fried pickles from them and it was exactly what was needed to cut through the copious amount of sugar being consumed. I do like they fried a variety of slices and spears.


This jalapeño lemonade is oddly a favorite of mine. Also from Fried What!, I first had it a few years ago and keep coming back to it. It’s not super sweet like the other lemonade booths. It also has a great burn going down my throat. Fried What! is located at booth J 203.


The tater twister, other known as the tornado potato, is my favorite choice of potato. It’s crunchy and on a stick. What else could you ask for? I tried the Cajun seasoning this time, but would not recommend it. Get the classic salt or garlic parmesan.

We also saw Camila Cabello perform that evening. Although I did not know much about her music, she’s a great singer in concert. After the concert, the last thing I ate was the scorpion pizza. Originally, I did not intend to try it , but my cousins wanted pizza on a stick and it was sold at the same booth. The scorpion pizza is a cheese pizza topped with two deep-fried scorpions. The pizza itself is mediocre and the scorpions were small and don’t have a distinct flavor other than adding some crunch. The taste was not worth $10 though I give it a point for novelty. The crickets and mealworms versions come with many more bugs on top, so that may make a better experience.

Editing these photos was really fun! I tweaked the colors differrently than what I normally would do. I like working with many colors, but food mostly deals with greens, yellows, and oranges. Blue is my favorite color, so I really tried to bring it out in these photos.

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