Sunday evening brought out one of the largest crowds in the history to Taste of Williamson held at the CoolSprings Galleria with over 1800 in attendance.
At this year’s event, many restaurants took their job very seriously and provided superior food with amazing displays. One of the longest lines was for Sopapilla’s and for a good reason as the brisket taco was a big hit.
The People’s Choice award of best new discovery went to The Butcher Block, a specialty grocery store located at 9100 Carothers Parkway, Franklin. Following a close second in new discovery was Padrino’s Pops, handmade Mexican Paletas made with real fruit and cream served. Padrino’s Pops served miniature versions of the regular Paletas for the crowd.
Attendees were entertained with live music providing the backdrop as guests mingled with local chefs and sampled a variety of delicious foods. As we mentioned before, restaurants went all out to provide a festive atmosphere while sponsors and volunteers came together to make the event successful. While fundraising is still being tallied, here are the results from the voting:
Favorite Savory: Pueblo Real & Tito’s (with the Honeysuckle coming in a close second)
Favorite Sweet: Gigi’s CupcakesBest
New Discovery: The Butcher Block
Most Likely to Visit Again: Pueblo Real & Tito’s (with The Honeysuckle coming in a close second)
Most Festive Booth: Gigi’s Cupcakes
Judge’s Choice: (tie)
Bishop’s Meat and Three/Hattie B’s
Pueblo Real & Tito’s
If you went to Taste of Williamson, you can also get a deal during Restaurant Week, which is March 5 – 11, during which participating restaurants from the event will offer Taste of Williamson ticket holders 10 percent off purchases (excluding alcohol, tax & gratuity). Caterers will give a 10 percent discount on box lunches ordered during restaurant week and used within 30 days. To receive these discounts, ticket holders can just present their ticket stubs from the event.
Proceeds from Taste of Williamson benefit United Way of Williamson County and its partner agencies.United Way of Williamson County supports 48 programs through 32 partner agencies. United Way touches the senior citizen living next door, the single mother working at your favorite restaurant and the child with developmental delays whose parents need a helping hand. Your gifts also help people facing chronic illness or natural disasters.