Celebrity judges name the best new Midway food at the 2017 Stampede

Jul 12 2017, 12:21 am

If you are all about seeking out the newest and best foods being served up on the Midway at this year’s Stampede, these picks from Canadian celebrity food judges might help you prioritize your calories.

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Faced with a selection of a dozen new Midway foods, split into equal camps of savoury and sweet, the judges sampled these foods: Cereal Monster Sandwiches, Mini-donut Chata, Rabbit Pizza, Funnel Cake Poutine, Deep Fried Lemonade, Double Bacon Mac N’ Cheese Dog, Papri Cone, Rain Drop Cake, the Texas Waffle, Deep Fried Pork Belly, Mexican Corn – The Flaming Cheto and Amsterdam Fries.

Drumroll, please….

Funnel Cake Poutine (Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede)

Funnel Cake Poutine (Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede)

The winners are:

Best new savoury food: Funnel Cake Poutine from Next Generation Concessions.

Best new sweet food: Mini-donut Chata from Family Squeezed Lemonade

Runner ups included Mr. Crab and the Texas Waffle.

Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

The judges panel included local restaurant favourites, food writers, athletes, and media personalities:

  • Laney Liu (etalk/The Social)
  • Julie Van Rosendaal (cookbook writer and food columnist with CBC)
  • Dan Clapson (food writer)
  • Nicole Gomes (Top Chef Canada All-Stars winner and co-owner of Cluck n’ Cleaver)
  • Connie DeSousa (Top Chef contestant and co-owner of CHARCUT)
  • John Jackson (co-owner of CHARCUT)
  • Jan Hansen (executive chef of Hotel Arts)
  • Jesse Lumsden (Canadian Olympic bobsledder)
  • Mookie Wilson (KiSS 95.9)
  • Justin Kripps (Canadian Olympic bobsledder)
  • Kodette LaBarbera (Hockey Wives)

Hopefully that helps you aim for your most important food stops of the 2017 Stampede. Because, dang, there is a LOT to choose from.

Grab your stretchy pants and we’ll see you on the Midway!

DH Calgary StaffDH Calgary Staff

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