The results of this year's 3rd Annual Great Taste of the Fair are in with some wonderfully decadent eats taking home the top honors.
It's a staple of this time of year; the end of the summer marked by the beginning of the Oklahoma State Fair and all of the sights, sounds, smells, and of course tastes of the deliciously quirky fair food. And not even the rainy weather was enough to keep the judges from putting their taste buds to the task.
The categories are for ‘Most Unique' and ‘Best Tasting' for both ‘Sweet' and ‘Savory' fair foods.
‘Most Unique - Savory'
1st Place - Pork'abella Kabobs (Mushrooms stuffed with smoked gouda, wrapped in bacon & grilled)- Fire & Ice Concessions.
2nd Place - Quesadilla al Pastor (Marinated pork) - Ledesma's Concessions.
‘Most Unique - Sweet'
1st Place - Fudge Puppy (Belgian Waffle, dipped in chocolate, topped with nuts, sprinkles, or toffee & served with whipped cream)- Sophie's Sidewalk Cafe'
2nd Place - Deep-Fried Bacon Brownie - Layne Concessions
‘Best Tasting - Savory'
1st Place - Juicy Lucy Burger - Burger and Chili Shack
2nd Place – Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders - Ragin' Cajun
‘Best Tasting - Sweet'
1st Place - Oklahoma Cabernet Chocolate Souffle' - Coco Flow – (Oklahoma Vendor)
2nd Place - Carmel Apple Pie Fancy Caramel Apple (Caramel Apple rolled in sugar, cinnamon and graham crackers then drizzled with white chocolate) - Rodney and Lisa, LTD. – (Oklahoma Vendor)
Eight judges took part in the contest this year: News 9's Lauren Nelson, Phil Inzinga of BOB FM, Judy Brotton for Distinctly Oklahoma, Dave Cathey with The Oklahoman, Phil Cross from FOX 25, Carly Rae for JAKE FM, Dave Morris with NewsOK.com and Darvin Ward was the wild card judge.
There were 17 entries in this year's Great Taste of the Fair and the judges said that it was the toughest contest they have yet to judge.