- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

DALLAS (AP) - Lobster, alligator and buffalo fried delicacies are among the eight finalists for this year’s State Fair of Texas best tasting and most creative foods.

Fair officials in Dallas announced the finalists Tuesday. Winners will be chosen Aug. 30 by a panel of celebrity judges.

The other finalist foods include fried cowboy corn crunch, with sweet corn, jalapeno, cream cheese and a hint of smoky bacon.

Fernie’s holy moly carrot cake roly has carrot cake coated with cream cheese.

The Lone Star pork handle includes a marinated chop, dipped in batter and deep fried.

Pretzel-crusted pollo queso features shredded chicken, cheese and bacon rolled into a ball, crusted with pretzel breading and fried.

The smoky bacon margarita - is self-explanatory.

The State Fair of Texas runs Sept. 25 through Oct. 18.

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