Media Room

Date: 8/02/2018

Sample the Fare of the 17th Annual Taste of Blount

Let the friendly competition begin. Taste of Blount, a collection of savory food favorites from restaurants, caterers, food trucks and gourmet grocers, returns for its 17th year at the Theater in the Park in Maryville (across from the Blount County Courthouse) Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6–8 p.m.

 

Tickets, which are $25 for Blount County Chamber members, $30 for the public and $15 for students 17 and under or those with a college or student ID, are available at the Chamber office (201 S. Washington St., Maryville, Tenn.), by phone 865.983.2241 or online at www.blountchamber.com. Tickets are available at the door the night of the event on a cash-only basis.

 

A new flare to the event is the addition of food trucks for the first time. Furthermore, culinary judges will present the “Culinary Excellence Awards” based on one item from each Taste of Blount vendor.

 

Ticket holders will still vote for their favorite appetizer, beverage, sandwich, main course, dessert, presentation and overall winner while tasting savory treats.

 

Rocky's Jamaica Sunrise is back to defend its Best Overall title, an honor it has won the past five years, as well as Best Main Course for seven consecutive years.

 

Another streak is Full Service BBQ winning Best Sandwich for six straight years.

 

The event is hosted by the Blount Partnership and sponsored by Reinhart Food Service, Cornerstone of Recovery, Food City and CBBC Bank. Silver sponsors are Express Strategic Services, Hyperion Networks and Knoxville TVA Credit Union. Media sponsors include The Daily Times and WNOX 93.1 FM.