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Best fair food

I have not yet made my annual trek to the Spokane Interstate Fair, but I'm looking forward to checking out the fare offered this year.

Judges have already done some of the hard work finding the best food.

Bob Rogers, executive chef at Masselow's at Northern Quest, caterer Eric Wilson and photographer Megan McCorkle judged Best Fair Food Contest on Saturday.

They picked foods based on taste, appearance, originality, portion size and value.

Here are the results:

Best Signature Dish / Entrée – King Burrito ($9) at Baja Bowl

Best Dessert – Tiramisu ($5) at Lasagnas On Ya

Best Deep Fried Food – Greek Nachos ($9) at Azar’s

Most Creative – Bacon Wrapped BBQ Hot Dog ($8.50) at SandwicHAVEN

What is your favorite thing to eat at the Spokane Interstate Fair?

Fair admissions down…

Good morning, Netizens…

We’ve had near-flawless weather. As this KREM picture shows, we have Michael Jackson’s rides, all for free, but the admission numbers to the Spokane Interstate Fair are down this year. Although a Fair spokesman suggests it is not because of a price raise, one cannot help but wonder. In a year when budgets are tight due to the recession, people are less likely to spend money on a tight year, especially if someone raises the admission price.

According to the Fair, however, vendors are enjoying good sales, although the number of people entering the fair are down by as much as 3800 paid admissions.

Maybe things will pick up. After all, we have The Beach Boys remnants and Glen Campbell coming to town, neither of which are top-selling performers. I wouldn’t pay fair admission to hear either, but then I tend to be pretty picky about what music I listen to.

Your results may differ.