Taste of Williamson was held last night at the Cool Springs Galleria.   An event where over thirty local restaurants gathered to offer “tasting” of their menus.

Each year, United Way host Taste of Williamson in the spring which based on last week’s weather,  it  was hardly feeling like  spring but luckily the weather  cleared just in time for the event.  Cheryl Stewart, United Way representative says, ” I think people were ready to get out of the house after the snow storm last week. We don’t have the final numbers but we are estimating that we had over 1200 people in attendance.”

As you walked along the  bottom floor of the Cool Springs Galleria, you could find samples of chocolate, popcorn, ribs, pasta, tacos, sushi, and fresh pressed juices.  Drake’s of Cool Springs had a constant line as they were sampling, mini burgers, chicken tenders and sushi along with a pixie stick martini.  Paul’s Chocolate had a display of everything imaginable in chocolate, including a  purse, shoe, and a giant Easter egg.  As one  of the judges for the evening, as we walked from station to station, the volunteers and restaurants  represented were happily serving the patrons.  But in the end, it was downtown Franklin’s Papa Boudreaux’s Cajun Cafe  that won the  Judge’s Choice Award.  From the display to the food, everything was amazing.


Guest were also encouraged to vote based on five different categories.  Below are the  people’s choice winners.

Best Entrée: Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant
Best Dessert: Wholy Crepe
Best New Discovery: A tie between The Café by Decadence by Design and Wholy Crepe
Most Likely to Revisit: Pueblo Real & Tito’s Mexican
Most Festive Booth: Papa Boudreaux’s Cajun Café

Thanks to the United Way for allowing us to take part in such a great event.  We look forward to next year and hope we will see many of you there as well.

United Way of Williamson County is dedicated to advancing the common good and creating opportunities for a good life for all members of our community. To do that, United Way recruits the people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. To find out more, please visit: www.uwwc.org and for volunteering, call Debby Rainey at 615-771-2312.