Iowa State Fair Food Finalists
Monday, July 22, 2019 Des Moines, IA
Three new Fair foods will be competing for the coveted 2019 Iowa State Fair People's Choice Best New Food Award. Finalists include the Georgie's Roast with the Most Wrap from G Mig's Wrap Stand and The Chief from The Rib Shack, both selected by a celebrity panel of judges on July 16. The third finalist, selected by the public, is Chicken Street Tacos from Chicken City.
The 2019 Best New Food Finalists:
Georgie's Roast with the Most Wrap: $10; Located at G Mig's Wrap Stand, this new food is a cheddar tortilla wrap with tender beef pot roast, a white rice mixture containing Chorizo sausage crumbles, roasted green chilies, cheddar Jack cheese, candy corn salsa, crispy corn tortilla crumbles and a sour cream drizzle. On the side is a zest salsa verde sauce. Gluten free wraps are available at an additional cost.
The Chief: $8; Find The Chief at The Rib Shack, a new creation of Navajo BBQ fried bread with slow-smoked beef brisket topped with cilantro lime slaw and a salsa cream drizzle. A slow-smoked pork option is also available.
Chicken Street Tacos: $9; Chicken Street Tacos include perfectly grilled chicken, sliced thin, and covered with fresh corn salsa and a sweet and salty lime mist, held together with a flour tortilla. A sweet pepper sour cream sauce is drizzled over the top. These tacos are located at the Chicken City stand.
Fairgoers can sample the top three finalists and cast their vote Thursday, August 8 – Monday, August 12 at 11:59 p.m. online, on the App, or by text starting August 8. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, August 14 during the Fair.
Visit iowastatefair.org or download the official Iowa State Fair app to learn more about the 2019 New Foods.
About Iowa State Fair
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair, located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines, is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement.