It’s the most fried-food filled time of the year. Yep, the Texas State Fair is almost here, and with it comes the shameless likes of Fried Butter, Deep Fried Peaches & Cream, Sweet Jalapeno Corn Dog Shrimp and Fried Peanut Butter Cup Macaroon. Read more about the greasy goodies that garnered the gold at the Big Tex Choice awards.
 
And while we’re on the State Fair of Texas topic, here’s Advocate video of an exciting new ride you can catch before you ever hit the Midway — it could nix all of those typical fair-day traffic and parking woes.
 
East Dallas restaurant talk: Hacienda on Henderson — should you or shouldn’t you? And a new place opens up on Lower Greenville.
 
New at the Advocate: We’ve just beefed up the Store Front portion of our website so you can browse our neighborhood businesses — or list your own there for others to see. Whether you’re in the market for a local boutique, or you just want to find a pet sitter who lives nearby, it’s all there at your fingertips.
 
Calling all artists — Dallas National League American Pen Women are accepting early entries for a multimedia show, Expressions 2009. Details here.

Live Local: If you’re interested in promoting local businesses, here’s your chance to do that while you’re drinking wine: Live Local East Dallas is hosting its kick-off event at Times Ten Cellars Sept. 15 from 6-8 p.m. Organizers will discuss the program and accept new members ($15 for individuals, $50-$250 for businesses). Everyone who joins receives a free t-shirt and yard sign, and businesses will receive a marketing kit.


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