I don’t think I’ve mentioned it yet in any of my “I Love Fall” gushes yet, but the Texas State Fair started last weekend! I love everything about the fair: The cute animals, the not-so-cute people watching, and most of all, THE FOOD. So I was beyond thrilled when I received an invitation to the Chevy After Dark event at the fair tonight.
My friend Jill was my hot date, and we started out by test driving a few of the 2013 model Chevys. With 2 kiddos, the beloved Prius is just not cutting it. I can’t buy groceries with the kids because the stroller takes up the entire trunk and the 2 carseats take up the backseat. (This is actually kind of convenient because they’re like little feral cats at the store anyway, screaming and grabbing things). I was excited to test drive a few bigger options.
I liked the Chevy Traverse a lot, especially the captain’s chairs + 3rd row option. Hi, Jill!
Jill actually has an Equinox and she pointed out that you can play your Pandora stations through the radio. I just loved this touchscreen- so cool (almost as cool as Smash Mouth).
And then I settled on this. Winner!
THEN it was time for the food. Actually, fair food and wine pairings- which is just genius if you ask me. Who wouldn’t pair champagne with a fried picnic on a stick (a chicken tender, tater tot and pickle, smooshed together, battered and fried)?
The “picnic” and the fried guacamole:
I really liked the fried guacamole. Don’t get me wrong- the texture is WEIRD. But still good.
Corn dog bites and buffalo chicken flapjacks:
They had special dipping sauces, too, to “elevate the experience”: syrup, ranch, honey mustard and BBQ. I’m kind of in a grease coma now, but it was worth it. The fair only comes once a year! Let’s just ignore the fact that we may visit it three times this year. Details, details.
So thanks, Chevy, for the awesome opportunity! Hope everyone has a great weekend!