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The fairest fair foods of them all: Spokane County Interstate Fair announces winners of its Best Fair Food Contest

Cinnamon Apple Fries were a winner at this year’s Spokane County Interstate Fair. (Spokane County Interstate Fair)
This grilled salmon was a winner at this year’s Spokane County Interstate Fair. (Spokane County Interstate Fair)
Deep-fried cheese curds were a winner at this year’s Spokane County Interstate Fair. (Spokane County Interstate Fair)
Deep-fried cookie dough was a winner at this year’s Spokane County Interstate Fair. (Spokane County Interstate Fair)

The Spokane County Interstate Fair has announced the winners of its Best Fair Food Contest.

The fairest fair foods of all the menu items at this year’s festival are:

Best Deep Fried Food – Cheese Curds with Red Pepper Sriracha Ranch ($5) at Philly Express

Best Dessert – Deep Fried Cookie Dough ($10) at Azar’s Sweet Tooth

Best Signature Dish/Entrée – Fresh Grilled Salmon with Cuban Congri and Fresh Salsa ($12) at Leonardo’s Bistro

Most Creative – Cinnamon Apple Fries with Caramel and Ice Cream ($8) at Mary Lou’s Ice Cream

The foods were judged on appearance, originality, portion size/value and taste.

Judges were: Danielle Gonzales of Three Peaks, Carl LaPrath of Kalico Kitchen, and Cynthia Monroe of Pantry Fuel.

Judging took place Saturday on the North Stage.

The fair runs through Sunday at the Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley.

On the web: www.spokanecounty.org/972/Interstate-Fair.