Judges Pick Top New Iowa State Fair Foods

OMG Chicken SandwichPhoto: Iowa State Fair

(Des Moines, IA) -- Judges have chosen their top three new foods for this year's Iowa State Fair during a competition today (Tuesday) at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

The winners are:

OMG Chicken Sandwich, of Chicken City. The sandwich is a chicken breast, lightly battered and covered in sugar coated corn flakes fried to golden brown and served on a glazed doughnut. As if it wasn't enough, it's topped with bacon and drizzled with syrup. It's an "OMG" combination of sweet and savory.

Pork Picnic in a Cup, Iowa Pork Tent. A cup filled with layers of BBQ pulled pork, baked beans, creamy coleslaw and a drizzle of BBQ sauce, garnished with brown sugar pork belly.

The Finisher: The Rib Shack. An extra-large russet potato, layered with chopped brisket, smoked pulled pork and The Rib Shack's famous Bacon Brisket Mac and Cheese. Follow that up with a generous amount of gourmet BBQ sour cream and signature garlic rub butter.

The top 3 new Fair foods will compete for the coveted 2022 Iowa State Fair People's Choice Best New Food. Fairgoers can sample the top three finalists and cast their vote starting Thursday, August 11 through Monday, August 15 at midnight. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, August 17 during the Fair.

Pork Picnic in a CupPhoto: Iowa State Fair

The FinisherPhoto: Iowa State Fair

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