Best Fried Cheese Curds

This might sound cheesy, but people are absolutely head over heels for the fried cheese curds at Milwaukee Burger Co. (2620 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire) —  they won by a landslide! Coming in second, Locavore Mobile Kitchen serves up gluten-free, organic fried cheese curds using dairy products from Castle Rock Organic Dairy in Osseo. And finally, Water Street’s favorite Irish restaurant and sports bar, Dooley’s Pub (442 Water St., Eau Claire) offers this classic bar favorite hand-cut, lightly battered, and deep fried to a golden brown. — Jen Ekblad