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Staff Pick

Best Use of Street Food 

“The Walking Taco” at Fenton Fire Hall

201 S. Leroy St., Fenton; 810-936-0442;

Say what you will, but this is pretty brilliant: In a restaurant where a featured drink is the “State Fair Lemonade” — served in a closed mason jar (“When you’re ready,” they say, “shake it up and drink it”) that tastes exactly like what you expect, but with a subtle alcoholic kick — you can get away with serving some unique items, like, say … a walking taco (aka “Frito pie”). If you’re befuddled, you must not have ever experienced the questionable delight of lunch-room chili in a bag of Fritos with cheese, iceberg, and taco salsa; for the less confused, this is not quite what you remember. Your childhood has been rehabilitated. House chili — your choice of red, green, or white — with white cheddar, pickled chili, shaved romaine (thank the heavens) lettuce, scallions, and sour cream. Just try it, you’ll understand.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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