Each year, a group of judges — this year including city councilmembers and local business owners — convenes under a tent to sample and vote for their favorite “tastes” among those submitted by vendors at the annual A Taste of Edmonds.
My Edmonds News was on hand this year to document the proceedings at the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event, with the help of photographer (and 2010 Edmonds-Woodway High School grad) Karisa Gurtiza.
The clear main dish favorite was the Shrimp and Scallop Crepe by Crepealicious, beating out other delectables that included baby back ribs from Smoke This BBQ, a piroshki with smoked salmon and cream cheese filling from Kaleenka Piroshky and a Polish Philly sandwich with peppercorn sauce made by Pat’s Philly Steak Sandwich.
The winning side dish was fire roasted sweet corn from Corn Roasters while the judges’ favorite dessert was salted caramel cashew sundae, courtesy of Peaks Frozen Custard.
After the winners were announced, each vendor received a “Best Of” banner to display during the three-day Taste, which runs through Sunday.