Upscale Fair Food to Star at FPHNYE! Celebration

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Photo courtesy Prego
Prego is making Italian-style chicken tenders for the Gastrodome at FPHNYE.
Anyone who's been to a state fair or a rodeo, or even a small-town festival, has likely paid too much money for a funnel cake, turkey leg or hot dog. And they probably didn't taste very good.

At the Houston Gastrodome (the name of the food pavilion at FPHNYE!) in Sam Houston Park downtown, some of the city's top chefs have endeavored to reinvent festival food for the better with upscale interpretations of what they feel should be the standard. Eight Houston restaurants -- Uchi, Nara, Fluff Bake Bar, El Big Bad, Lowbrow, Prego, Boheme and Radical Eats -- are reinterpreting dishes like corn dogs and fried chicken for a more discerning crowd, while keeping the price points similar to what you'd probably pay at the state fair, $4 to $10 per item.

Because party-goers will be dancing and jiving (and drinking) for hours, they're going to need sustenance, and that's where the Gastrodome comes in. But a few lucky guests will get to eat for free and help crown a winner of the best festival food at this year's event.



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