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Chicago chef brings "Best Potatoes" prize from SoBe Food & Wine Festival

She was hoping to return home as the burger queen but sola restaurantcChef and owner, Carol Wallack, can lay claim to having the best potato head at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

Wallack won the top prize for "Best Potatoes" by the Idaho Potato Commission at the Burger Bash, which was hosted by Rachael Ray.

Wallack's beat the competition with her Idaho Potato Truffle Fries, which are hand-cut, drizzled with truffle oil and sprinkled with parmesan cheese.

"I use the best, fresh ingredients that are available," Wallack said.

The grand prize was a $5,000 donation to Florida International University made by the Idaho Potato Commission on behalf of Wallack.

The most coveted award, "Best Burger," went to Spike Mendelsohn of Washington, D.C. His Smokehouse Burger won the top prize in three categories -- People's Choice, Judges Award and the Best Dressed Burger.

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