Taste of Ann Arbor winners revealed
Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com
Some of these Ann Arborites had come to Main Street with strollers, wagons and dogs in tow. Some of them were still in their running gear, with Dexter-Ann Arbor Run medals around their necks.
And some, festooned with bright red ribbons, were gathered to sample a taste at every one of the 41 participating restaurant booths and award accolades for best appetizer, best entree, best dessert, overall best in show, and a special "people's choice award."
Among the judges at the year's Taste of Ann Arbor were Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje, Ann Arbor Convention & Visitors Bureau President Mary Kerr, The Ann Arbor Chronicle's Mary Morgan, and yours truly. Main Street Area Association, the organizer of the event, also solicited a guest judge via the organization's Facebook page.
Best dessert: Panna cotta with rhubarb sorbet and caramel mousse with pea tendrils at Vellum.
Best appetizer: Ecuadorian Humitas (fresh corn cakes with lemongrass-tomato stew) from Lena.
Best entree: Fish tacos from The Black Pearl.
The People's Choice Award: Frita Batidos
Best of Show: Arbor Brewing Co.
Related story: Foodies sample flavors during Taste of Ann Arbor 2013.
Jessica Webster leads the Food & Grocery section for AnnArbor.com, a part of the MLive Media Group. Reach her at JessicaWebster@annarbor.com. You also can follow her on Twitter or subscribe to AnnArbor.com's email newsletters.