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New Food Showdown

Download the Fairgrounds App to vote for your new favorite food at the Fair!
Once you download the app and enter the Erie County Fair portion, click on Food & Drink, New Food Showdown and then click the Vote Here! button. Voting runs Wednesday, August 7 to Tuesday, August 13. The winner will be announced Thursday, August 15.

Along with the “fairgoer’s vote” for the best, new food of the Fair, a panel of guest judges will sample and vote on their favorites during our New Food Showdown Judging Show that will take place on Thursday, August 8th at 11am. The panel will consist of culinary professionals from the Niagara Falls Niagara Culinary Institute, SUNY Erie’s Culinary Arts Program, Delaware North and Artisan Kitchens & Bath along with media judges including Business First’s Jim Fink, Spectrum News’s Alex Haight, WGRZ’s Kate Welshofer, WBEN’s Brian Mazurowski, WKBW’s Jeff Slawson, WIVB’s Dave Greber and 97 Rock’s Steve Tripi.



2019 NEW FOOD SHOWDOWN WINNERS!
Voted by YOU in the Fairgrounds App

NEW FOOD

Mac & Cheese Sundae
by Mineo & Sapio

SWEETS & TREATS

Not Your Mother's Peanut Butter & Jelly Cheesecake
by Cheesecake Guy

HEALTHY OPTION

Lemony Fresh Bites
by Cheesecake Guy



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Bacon Cheeseburger Poutine
A new take on a Northern treat! Fresh french fries covered in a brown Canadian gravy and melty cheese curds, topped with bacon and ground beef.

Poutine Gourmet

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Brisket Nachos
Dre's famous brisket chopped and served on nachos chips, with cheese and a signature sauce drizzled on top (spice it up with jalapeno peppers).

Dre's Place BBQ
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Buffalo Chicken Banana Peppers
A Buffalo match made in heaven! Banana pepper stuffed with buffalo style chicken filling.

Salvatore's Pizza
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Chicken Feta Fries
Marinated chicken breast on top of a bed of steak cut fries, topped with feta cheese, garlic sauce, and Greek dressing.
Venus
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Hot Candy Wings
Buffalo chicken wings that are prepared in a favorite fair style that you will love. These chicken wings are topped off with a hot candy sauce, which is the flavor of a warm spicy candy apple.

BW BBQ
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Mac & Cheese Sundae
Who says you can’t have a sundae for dinner? Elbow macaroni smothered in a four cheese sauce with red and green peppers, caramelized onions, sausage “sprinkles,” topped with traditional red sauce and a meatball “cherry” on top.

Mineo & Sapio
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Pierogi Poutine with Shredded Pot Roast
Babcia’s potato cheddar pierogi topped with cheese curds, shredded Guinness pot roast and savory gravy to make the ultimate poutine.

Babcia's Pierogi

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Potato Butts
Deep fried potato slices garnished with your choice of cheese and bacon, sour cream and chive, or hot sauce.

Renaissance Lodge Curly Q's

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Soba Noodle Stir-Fry with Sweet Teriyaki Chicken
Wok-fried soba noodles with market fresh vegetables glazed in a signature sweet teriyaki sauce, and served with sweet teriyaki chicken.

Wok on the Wild Side Foods

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The Flaming Hot Cheetos Fries
Hot, freshly made fries drizzled with cheddar cheese sauce and finished with Flaming Hot Cheetos to bring some heat to this original treat.

Big Kahuna's

Sweets & Treats

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Caramel Crack Fries
Crispy fries covered with salted caramel and rolled cinnamon sugar, with whipped cream and fruity pebbles on top to complete this treat.

Big Kahuna's
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Luv Puffs, AKA "Poffertjets"
A popular festival and street market dessert originating in Amsterdam. This treat resembles mini, fluffy pancakes. The batter is made fresh each day! Pancakes served with gourmet toppings like Nutella Crunch.

Tropic Love
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Loganberry Funnel Cake Corndog
A hot dog dipped in funnel cake batter, deep fried to perfection, drizzled with loganberry syrup and a dash of powdered sugar. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert all in one!

Chester's Gators & Taters
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Not Your Mother's Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake
This is not your mother’s PB&J, but she’ll definitely want to try some! Two slices of peanut butter cheesecake sandwiched around a layer of loganberry jelly with a drizzle of peanut butter, more delicious jelly and a side of potato chips.

Cheesecake Guy
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Strawberry Mezza Luna (Strawberry and Cream Cheese Filled Calzone)
A classic calzone crust filled with strawberries and cream cheese… a sweet treat sure to please!

Salvatore's Pizza

Healthy Options

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Avocado Double Chocolate Cookies

All About the Sugar
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Lemony Fresh Bites

Cheesecake Guy
Sparkling Water Float

GLO Concessions
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Shrimp, Broccoli, and Rice

Eastern Pearl Restaurant

2018 New Food Showdown Winner

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2018 New Food Showdown Winner
Apple Quesadilla by Jack's Delicious Taco in a Bag



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