About 3,500 people came out to enjoy the Taste of Georgetown this year. That's what the Family Justice Center of Georgetown and Horry Counties says, and they also say it brought in about $40,000 after expenses.
That's pretty awesome, considering the area where the event is held.
Front Street, and its surrounding parks (where a tent was set up in one), can only accommodate so many people. This has been noticed by the Center.
There were many very positive comments about the Front Street setting and the quality of the food offerings. One guest who brought five members of her family said it was absolutely perfect and she could not have asked for a better experience. She also said having a map listing the location of the restaurants and menu item served was helpful.
Also recognized was the high quality of food served during this year's event. We think the bar was set high this year with the abundance of flavorful tastes. Here's what the Center had to say.
One of the highlights of a food tasting event is the quality of the food served by the many participating restaurants. Spiced, rubbed flounder with bacon and cheddar grits; crab balls; tacos; cajun shrimp with chicken and sausage; beef short ribs; seafood chowder; carrot cake; homemade ice cream and Winyah Bay Chowder were some of the top favorites this year.
The attendees were asked to pick their top tastes. Here's the top seven, as noted by the Center. Root was this year's People's Choice Award winner.
The top seven restaurants in alphabetical order were “All About You” Personal Chef, Buzz’s Roost, Graham's Landing on Front, Root, Southern Comforts, Sweeties Homemade Ice Cream & Sweets, and Manor House Restaurant At Wedgefield.
As does the Center, we at Georgetown Foodland tremendously thank all the participating restaurants for making this year's Taste of Georgetown a culinary destination and a success in raising funds for the Center.
We are days away from the 10th annual Taste of Georgetown, the main fundraiser for the Family Justice Center of Georgetown and Horry Counties.
And, this year is stacked to be the biggest Taste yet. We have also written about restaurants to watch out for at the culinary event.
Take a look at the video below and see some of the excitement and tastes from previous Tastes.
As we said earlier, this year's Taste of Georgetown looks to be the biggest one yet. With that, let's talk about some of the participating restaurants to watch for. (Click the hyperlink above for original story with line up.)
This will be the first time Root participates. Their dishes are extravagant and the flavors match the presentation. If you have had their food at the Front Street restaurant, you know you'll be in for a treat.
The same is to be said regarding Manor House Restaurant at Wedgefield. The eatery competed in a shrimp and grits cook off earlier this year and wowed those in attendance with the flavors. They'll be on their game at the event when they strive to leave all with an unforgettable taste.
Perennial favorites Rustic Table and Alfresco Georgetown Bistro will be making sure they live up to their reputation in providing a great dish with awesome flavors. Alfresco Georgetown Bistro is won the tasting award in 2017.
And you can't go without mentioning The River Room. Since 1984, the Front Street restaurant has been satisfying locals and tourists alike with their seafood and dessert offerings. It doesn't hurt to have a great view of the harbor either. They'll be presenting a great tasting for sure and lines will long as they were last year for it.
A new sweet tasting this year will come from Paradice Homemade Ice Cream. Consistency in flavor and taste will follow from their locations in Pawleys Island and Litchfield to the Harborwalk, that's for sure.
Now, it's your turn. Comment below on who you are looking forward to having a taste from.
This year's Taste of Georgetown will be on November 2, from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., right after the Historic Georgetown Bridge2Bridge Run, and looks to be the biggest Taste of them yet.
More than 20 restaurants are announced so far. You'll be able to purchase tickets before the event or the day of.
The event is put on by the Family Justice Center of Georgetown and Horry Counties. Here's more about it.
The Taste of Georgetown is a fundraiser for the Family Justice Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing coordinated services and educational programs for victims of domestic violence. The Family Justice Center has provided services to over 1300 victims of domestic violence. Obviously there is a critical need for the service and your attendance at the Taste of Georgetown helps to support this critical community service.
Tickets are $1 and $20 gets you 23 tickets. Click the button below for the Facebook event page.
Are you excited? I am!
The annual Taste of Georgetown is on Saturday, November 4, 2017.
Make your plans now to attend this great event, benefitting the Family Justice Center!
About 20 restaurants and eateries participate in the event and tickets are sold in advance and at the event itself.
You'll be glad you kicked off November by attending this!
The annual Taste of Georgetown will be happening on November 5th this year. A truly great event that benefits a worthy cause.
There are a few restaurants new to the event this year, so come out and, support the effort and enjoy some great tastes, too!