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Just a Taste -- and then some

It’s one of the most highly anticipated aspects of Woodbury Days.

This year, 18 vendors will serve their Woodbury Days dishes from Friday, Aug. 23, to Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Taste of Woodbury.

“It’s always fun being popular,” said Kim Swanson, who has been involved with Woodbury Days for 15 years and has spent eight years on the Taste of Woodbury. “People love the Taste.”

The Taste of Woodbury will feature popular items such as cheese steaks from O’Malley’s Pub, boneless wings on a stick from Ray-J’s, tacos, burritos and nachos from Acapulco Restaurante Mexicano and pulled pork sandwiches from Greater American Ribs.

One thing Swanson said she enjoys, too, is a Lemon Ice from Culvers.

“That always tastes so good on those hot days,” she said.

In addition to the staples, two new Woodbury-area vendors will participate in the Taste of Woodbury this year: DeLeo Bros. Pizza will offer calzones, garlic knots and cinna knots along with calvini rolls and Green Mill will be serving up two kinds of flatbreads — spinach and artichoke or Diablo, grilled cheese sandwiches, grilled chicken salad, chicken tenders and frozen Red Bull on a stick — something Swanson said she thinks will be popular.

As has been the tradition for the past six years, those who attend Woodbury Days will get a chance to vote for their favorite Taste of Woodbury fare in four categories: Best Entree, Best Booth, Best Fair Food and Best Dessert. The last three years Acapulco took home the Best Entree award and Culver’s claimed the Best Dessert award for their frozen custard and concrete mixers. Last year, Outback Steakhouse took home the Best Booth award and the cheese curds from Holy Cross Lutheran Church won the award for Best Fair Food. Winners get a trophy and a plaque to hang on their establishment’s wall.

Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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