Papa Mario’s Grilled Cheese Food Truck takes Governor’s Plate Award at Colorado State Fair

PUEBLO, Colo.– Papa Mario’s Grilled Cheese Food Truck has won the much-coveted Governor’s Plate Award at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Their winning plate was the food truck’s Panfili grilled cheese, prepared with ingredients from Colorado Proud producers, including Musso Farms and Springside Cheese. 

FOX21 News’s Taylor Bishop interviewed the truck just last week in preparation for the big event. Check out their Restaurant Report Card here.

Papa Mario’s Truck also scooped the People’s Choice award for their Popper Mario sandwich and the Best Food Truck award. Double D’s BBQ Shack took honorable mention, losing by just three votes in the Best Food Truck category.

Governor Jared Polis attended the event, announced the winner and stayed for a rapid-fire interview at the state fair.

Five different food trucks from across Colorado competed in the opportunity to land the award by using Colorado-sourced ingredients and were as

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Darwen food fair will offer gluten free choices to coeliacs affected by NHS prescription cuts

A FOOD fair is to offer gluten free choice for coeliacs affected by prescription cuts.

The gluten free food fair in Darwen will offer people with coeliac disease more options for mealtimes, following cuts to food available on prescription locally.

The event, organised jointly by the Preston and East Lancashire groups of national charity Coeliac UK, takes place at Darwen Vale High School on Saturday, April 1.

There will be around 30 stalls selling everything from gluten free pasta to pies and beer to brownies with local producers bringing gluten free cookies, cupcakes, chutneys and sauces. There will also be freshly made gluten free fish and chips and freshly ground coffee.

Following a consultation East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) announced they will no longer support the prescribing of gluten free foods on the NHS.

From April individuals who require gluten free food will be expected to buy them themselves.

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Cook up Some Fun: 2015 Bandon Cranberry Festival Food Fair | Lifestyles

BANDON — A crown awaits the cook with the cranberry touch. Culinary queens and kings need only whip up their best cranberry concoction to enter the Queen of the Kitchen contest in Bandon’s annual Cranberry Festival. The 2015 Cranberry Festival Food Fair is set for Sept. 11 and 12, in Bandon.

Contestants compete for the crown in three categories, Queen of the Kitchen, best overall; Jr. Queen of the Kitchen, youth age 10 and younger, aided by an adult; Aspiring Chef, age 11 to 18 years. Find contest rules and entry forms online at

The food fair and cooking contest are almost as old as the Cranberry Festival. The competition was added the second year of the festival, in 1948. The winner is crowned at the Coronation Ceremony and greets the festival throng in the Saturday parade.

The blind judging system has delivered a few surprises over the

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Westfield Valley Fair Teams With Kitchen United

Westfield Valley Fair, a shopping center in Silicon Valley, is partnering with Kitchen United, a ghost kitchen company, to deliver a streamlined, multi-restaurant ordering solution.

“Our partnership with Kitchen United introduces a new and convenient way for guests to experience their favorite food items on the go, while also driving increased revenue to our restaurant partners,” said Kate Diefenderfer, director of marketing for Westfield Valley Fair, in a statement.

“With the flexibility to place one order with multiple restaurants simultaneously, regardless of location, restaurants have the ability to capitalize on the demand for food to go, while our guests receive a customized dining experience,” she added.

The partnership will bring the MIX platform, Kitchen United’s multi-concept ordering technology, to the shopping center format. Kitchen United houses multiple restaurant brands under one roof for delivery and takeout.

Restaurants located within Valley

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