A group of distinguished — and very full — judges ate their way through dozens of delicious dishes to determine “The Best of ” the Taste of Edmonds Friday afternoon. Judges included Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, KIRO Radio’s Heather Bosch and Community Transit’s OxyGene, the self-proclaimed “Clean Air Avenger,” who delighted the crowd with a continuous stream of silly jokes between bites. Another judge, a Jack Sparrow-lookalike from “Pirates of the Carribean” movie fame, even resorted to using his sword as a utensil. “This is really fun,” said Fraley-Monillas, who noted she didn’t eat either dinner or breakfast in preparation for the feast.
The winning entries: Main dish: Fair Food and Bakery Pizza Side dish: Crab and Shrimp Chowder from Pat’s Philly Steak Sandwiches Dessert: Fruit Smoothie from Maui Wowi Hawaiian All winning entries received a “Best of the Taste” banner that will remain for the weekend.