Sunday evening brought out one of the largest crowds in the 14 year history of Taste of Williamson held at the CoolSprings Galleria. And being able to judge the event for a second year in a row was icing on the bundt cake. Did you try those little Nothing Bundt Cakes?

As a judge you are asked to taste, score and assess each restaurant’s booth. At this year’s event, so many restaurants took their job very seriously and provided superior food with amazing displays. As a judge we were tasked to try everything in a short amount of time. One of the longest lines was the Nucci’s Gelato,the dark chocolate was my favorite.

The People’s Choice award of best new discovery was The Cafe DbyD. It was by far one of the most interesting food displays, presenting oxtail, and jerk chicken with fruit pizza for dessert. Newly opened in Green Hills by Erica Jones it is definitely a must try if you didn’t make it to the event.

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:

People’s Choice
Favorite Savory: Daily Dish Cafe & Catering
Favorite Sweet: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Best New Discovery: The Cafe DbyD
Most Likely to Visit Again: The Cafe DbyD
Most Festive Booth: Papa Boudreaux’s Cajun Cafe

Judge’s Choice: (tie)
Papa Boudreaux’s Cajun Cafe
Giardino Gourmet Salads

Make your plans for next year to attend Taste of Williamson where you can sample food from over 30 restaurants in the area.  A great event for food lovers and for those new to the area to try out many different restaurants in the area all in one evening.

March 7 – 12 is Restaurant Week, 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.

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