Time is running out to vote for your favorite food in the first round of this year’s Taste of America competition. Voting ends Friday, when the first batch of some states' tasty concoctions will be tossed out.
Taste of America is an annual competition that happens alongside the Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game and pits signature dishes from each state against one another.
Last year’s winner , West Virginia’s pepperoni roll, is poised to advance to the next round with five times the votes of its competition, Boston Cream Pie.
One matchup to watch is the fried fruit face off, which is the closest contest of the first round. Only a few dozen votes separate Puerto Rico’s fried plantains and Alabama’s fried green tomatoes.
You can check out this year’s dishes and make sure that your state’s food will prevail at rollcalltasteofamerica.com/brackets.cfm. You can also learn more about some of the unique dishes vying for first place. Ever wonder what goes into Nevada's chuckwagon buffet, Minnesota's hotdish casserole or Nebraska's handheld meat pie? Now's your chance to find out.