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Best of Taste


Best of Taste Awards Recognize City’s Top Cuisine

2017 Award Winners

Restaurant Best Dessert 
First Place: Crème Brulee – Market Street Grille
Second Place: Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Mascarpone Cheesecake – Alfio’s buon cibo
Third Place: Cannoli – Pompilio’s

Restaurant Best Appetizer 
First Place: Crab Cake – Market Street Grille
Second Place: Jerk Chicken Pasta – Island Frydays
Third Place: Risotto Balls – Pompilio’s

Restaurant Best Soup-Salad-Side
First Place: Birra Chiarra Italian Greens – Rivertown Brewery & Barrelhouse
Second Place: Sidewinder Fries – Market Street Grille
Third Place: Mandy's Che' Chili – Che’

Restaurant Best go Vibrant! 
First Place: Silver Ladle Salad – Silver Ladle
Second Place: Spicy Chicken Wrap – Market Street Grille
Third Place: Buns n Roses – Tickle Pickle
go Vibrant! menu items adhere to the American Heart Association per-serving standards of 6.5 grams or less of total fat, 1 gram or less of saturated fat, a half gram or less of trans fat, 20 milligrams or less of cholesterol, and 480 milligrams or less of sodium

Restaurant Best Entrée
First Place: Pulled Pork Sandwich with BBQ Sauce & Cole Slaw – Eli’s BBQ
Second Place: Jerk Chicken with Rice and Peas – Island Frydays
Third Place: Bacon Jelly Slider – Sammy’s Craft Burgers & Beers

Food Truck Best Dessert
First Place: Fried Cheesecake – Hungry Bros.
Second Place: Belgian Sugar Waffle with Sea Salt, Caramel & Maker's Mark Whipped Cream – Marty’s Waffles
Third Place: Pineapple Strawberry Swirl streetpop - streetpops

Food Truck Best Appetizer 
First Place: The Stroll – Adena’s Beefstroll
Second Place: Mini Chicken Quesadilla – Red Sesame
Third Place: The Kevin Bacon – Hungry Bros.

Food Truck Best Soup-Salad-Side
First Place: Jalapeno Mac n Cheese - Packhouse
Second Place: Tostones – Empanadas Aqui

Food Truck Best go Vibrant! 
First Place: Lamb Slider – Hungry Bros.
Second Place: Korean BBQ Taco – Red Sesame
Third Place: Hairy Empanada – Empanadas Aqui

Food Truck Best Entrée
First Place: Hand Battered Cod Platter – Alabama Fish Bar
Second Place: Bangin’Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Slaw – Best Thing Smokin’
Third Place: Hickory Smoked Brisket Taco with Island Slaw – Wicked Hickory