2019 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. Common Pasta – Fully Loaded Mac 

  2. Smokin’ Dragons – Cheese Curd Mac N Cheese 

  3. Bob’s BBQ Emporium – Bacon Fried Mac & Cheese 

Appetizer

  1. Bob’s BBQ Emporium – Chicken Fried Bacon

  2. Buck and Badger – Philly Steakess Roll 

  3. The Post – BLT Slider 

Asian 

  1. Bandung – Daging Rendang 

  2. Roll Play – Chicken Rice 

  3. The Post – Tuna Taco 

BBQ 

  1. Smokin’ Dragons – Brisket Slider 

  2. Savi – BBQ Pulled Pork 

  3. Bob’s BBQ Emporium – Brisket Slider 

Dessert – Gourmet 

  1. Natural Juice – Mango Tango 

  2. The Post – Smores Tart 

  3. Looking Glass Bakery – Lemon Lavender Cheesecake 

Dessert – Homestyle 

  1. Auntie Jill’s – Chocolate Chip GF Cheesecake on a Stick 

  2. Ugly Apple – Mini Apple Fritters 

  3. Just Bakery – Turtle Brownie 

Ethnic 

  1. Caracas Empanadas – Shredded Beef & Cheese Empanada 

  2. Keur Fator Catering - Mafe 

  3. La Taguara – Empanadas Colombianas  

Healthy

  1. Natural Juice – Berry Blast 

  2. The Globe – Soba Noodle Salad 

Italian

  1. Toast – Italian Mixed Meat Panini 

  2. Roman Candle – Assorted Pizzas 

Kid Pleasing 

  1. Natural Juice – Raspberry Cream 

Mexican

  1. El Sabor de Puebla - Tamales 

  2. Sabor Queretano  - Tacos 

  3. El Sabor de Puebla - Quesadillas 

Southern-Style

  1. Bob’s BBQ Emporium – Pulled Pork Slider 

  2. Savi – Baked Mac and Cheese 

  3. Rodeo Wagon – Texas Steak Kabob 

Southwestern  

  1. Southwest Mash Bowl w/ Bacon – Rodeo Wagon 

Vegetarian  

  1. Caracas Empanadas – Sweet Plantain & Roasted Garlic Empanada 

  2. Toast – Veggie Panini 

  3. Bandung – Bakmi Goreng 

  

Most Unique (tie)  – Bob’s BBQ  Emporium – Chicken Fried Bacon
The Looking Glass Bakery – Lemon Lavender Cheesecake 

Best Presentation – The Post – Smores Tart 

2019 Best of Taste Award: Bob’s BBQ Emporium

Voted on by YOU, the attendees!

2019 Spirit of Taste Award: Smokin’ Dragons BBQ

Voted on by event staff!