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Texas’s Iconic State Fair Corny Dog Will Pop Up in Houston

Houstonians can score their very own Fletcher’s dog at a pop-up next month

Fletcher’s Corny Dog held with silver tongs
A Fletcher’s Corny Dog fresh from the fryer
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Fletcher’s, the originator of the famed corny dog served for the past 50-plus years at the State Fair of Texas, will pop up in Houston next month.

Formerly only reserved for the actual State Fair of Texas that’s held at Dallas’s Fair Park in September every year, Fletcher’s is taking their beloved corny dogs on the road in the coming weeks, including a stop at the International Women’s Day Market that will set up shop outside of Cuchara Restaurant (214 Fairview Street, Suite 1) on March 8. Additional stops include pop-ups in Waco and Denton.

For those who are unfamiliar with the iconic Fletcher’s corny dog, it was invented by Dallas-based brothers Carl and Neil Fletcher and first sold at the State Fair in 1942, according to Eater Dallas. In the years following its debut, it’s become a State Fair staple. In addition to the typical hot-dog-in-cornbread-batter formula, Fletcher’s also slings deep-fried cheese on a stick and a vegetarian option. In 2009, the deep-fried dog even earned praise from lifestyle guru Oprah Winfrey.

The International Women’s Day pop-up is set to kick off at 10 a.m. at Cuchara on March 8. In addition to Fletcher’s, the event will feature a number of female vendors slinging everything from jewelry and “artisanal ice cream” to candles and art.

Cuchara Restaurant

214 Fairview Street, Houston, TX 77006 713 557 2608 Visit Website