State Fair News
Funnel Cakes and More in Arlington delivers exactly what it promises
There's a restaurant in Arlington dedicated to a State Fair favorite: Called Funnel Cakes and More, it's located at 2430 N. Davis St. #100, just north of I-30 near Fielder Road, and is exactly as advertised, with a menu of decadent funnel cake creations, plus some unique Southern treats.
The restaurant was originally founded by Jessica Espinoza, whose focus was on the sweet side with funnel cakes and gelato. New owner April Campbell is keeping that sweet specialty but adding some savory items, as well.
"We're definitely keeping the funnel cakes and have even added some new twists," Campbell says.
Updates include new flavors such as:
- peach cobbler funnel cake, a hugely popular offering topped with peaches, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream
- strawberry banana funnel cake, topped with sliced banana, and strawberry jam
- Reese's peanut butter & jelly deluxe
But Campbell's big innovation is to add savory items, everything from wings to a funnel cake burger, with the funnel cake serving as a sweet and novel "bun."
"I am incorporating some light soul food, plus wings, burgers, and hot wing baskets," she says.
Campbell has worked in the medical field for more than 20 years as a physician's assistant, but this fulfills her entrepreneurial dreams.
"I always wanted to open a restaurant in honor of my late grandmother, whose cooking inspired me," she says.
Once she gets her liquor license, she'll add daiquiris. Meanwhile, she's currently fermenting what is sure to become a hit: pickles cured in Kool-Aid.
"It's a real Southern treat, with a flavor that's both tart and sweet," she says. "The longer you let them sit, the more sweet they become. We want to hold off, but people keep asking, 'When are they going to be ready?'"