Downtown Food & Wine Festival judges, as well as festival patrons, had their say today when the Best of the Fest 2013 winners were announced.
MIX 105.1’s Jay Edwards took to the stage this afternoon to announce the winners.
The Foodie Award recognizes the best food item of the Downtown Food & Wine Festival for taste, unique flavor, and culinary excellence. This year’s Foodie Award was presented to Dexter’s of Thornton Park for their unique Crown Royal Maple Bacon Skewer.
The 2013 Best Overall Menu winner, awarded for overall menu creativity, depth of offerings and quality, went to Hawkers Asian Street Fare.
Siro at Marriott World Center received the 2013 Best of Show Award. The Best of Show Award recognizes the fun factor, overall energy, and crowd vibe generated by the winner.
Patrons got into the act with the award for 2013 Best of the Fest, texting in their votes for their favorite restaurant’s overall menu creativity, depth of offerings and quality. The fan favorite was The Pub.