2018 Taste of Madison Pre-Event Judging Award Winners

Thank you to all restaurants who participated and congratulations to all the winners!  
Approximately 30 of our 80+ restaurants participate in the Pre-Event Judging each year. Winners receive ribbons to display at their booth space during Taste of Madison.

AMERICAN

  1. Toast - Turkey Panini
  2. Common Pasta - Spicy Sausage Mac & Cheese
  3. The Rodeo Wagon - Roasted Chicken Over Rice
     

APPETIZER

  1. Bonefish Grill - Bang Bang Shrimp
  2. Bahn Thai - Crab Rangoon
  3. Thai Noodles - Crab Rangoon
     

ASIAN

  1. Lemongrass - Pressed Bahn Mi Sandwich
  2. The Post - Asian Tuna Taco
  3. Bandung - Pad Thai Chicken  
     

BBQ

  1. Bob's BBQ Emporium - Texas Style Brisket Slider
  2. Ma & Pop - Smoked BBQ Brisket Sandwich
  3. Famous Dave's - Pork Slider
     

DESSERT - GOURMET

  1. Pagoda Smoothie - Smoothie
  2. Ugly Apple Cafe - Mini Apple Fritters
  3. The Looking Glass Bakery - Mini Lemon Lavender Cheesecake

DESSERT - HOME-STYLE

  1. The Looking Glass Bakery - Mini Brandy Old Fashioned Cheesecake
  2. HMI Southern Style Catering - Grandma's Sweet Potato Pie
  3. Just Bakery - Turtle Brownie
     

ETHNIC

  1. TAJ Indian Restaurant - Chicken Tikka Masala & Rice
  2. La Taguara - Arepas
  3. TIE:  Bandung - Daging Rendang & Mirch Masala - Chicken Tikka Masala

HEALTHY

  1. Pagoda Smoothie - Smoothie
  2. Natural Juice - Berry Blast

ITALIAN

  1. Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Filet Tips Deburgo
  2. Toast -  Italian Mixed Meat Panini

KID-PLEASING

  1. Natural Juice - Mango Tango
  2. Ma & Pop - Pop's Popper
  3. Jakarta Cafe - Stick Waffle

SEAFOOD

  1. Rodeo Wagon - Trio Jambalaya on Rice
  2. Pots-N-Tots Food Court - Catfish & Tots
  3. HMI Southern Style Catering - Southern Style Gumbo
     

SOUTHERN-STYLE

  1. Rodeo Wagon - Cowboy Beans w/ Chorizo & Bacon
  2. Ma & Pop - Jambalaya Quesadilla
  3. Bob's BBQ - Carolina Pork Slider

SOUTHWESTERN

  1. The Rodeo Wagon - Sausage Pop w/ Plum Sauce
  2. The Rodeo Wagon - Southwest Veggie Garden Pasta
     

VEGETARIAN

  1. Lao Laan-Xang - Curry Squash
  2. Toast - Veggie Panini
  3. Bandung - Bakmi Goreng
     

MOST UNIQUE:  Jakarta Cafe - Fancy Style Ice Roll

BEST PRESENTATION:  The Post - Smores Tart