Find out who won best of taste, people's choice awards at Taste of the Town 2018

Taste of the Town was held on Jan. 18.

Taste of the Town was held on Jan. 18.

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce announced the “best of taste” winners from the 32nd annual Taste of the Town event on Jan. 18.

The best of taste competition includes awards for “Best Appetizer,” “Best Entree” and “Best Dessert,” which are determined by a panel of judges. This year, judges included Cristina Kooker of Great Day Houston; Leanne Akers, a pastry chef with Barry Callebaut Chocolate; Darby Douglas from KHOU Channel 11 and Roshni Gurnani, “Chopped” champion and executive chef at Hotel Derek.

To view the complete list of participating restaurants and businesses as well as the 2018 Taste of the Town, click here.

The final award is The Planet Lincoln People’s Choice Award, which is voted upon by Taste of the Town attendees through an online survey.

The follow competitors received awards:

Best Appetizer
Broken Barrel
1950 Hughes Landing Blvd., Ste. 1900, The Woodlands
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Winning dish: Teriyaki Taco with habanero cream and trinity slaw

Best Entree
Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse
1400 Research Forest Drive, Ste. 180, Shenandoah
Hours: Mon.-Tue. 5-9:30 p.m., Wed.-Thu. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9:30 p.m., Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m., Sat. 4-10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.

Winning dish: 21-day aged bottom sirloin steak with creamy parmesan au gratin potatoes

Best Dessert
*KICPOPS is a pop-up vendor available for catering, special events, festivals and markets in the Greater Houston area.

Winning dish: Blackberry lavender lemonade ice pop

The Planet Lincoln People’s Choice Award
*KICPOPS is a pop-up vendor available for catering, special events, festivals and markets in the Greater Houston area.

Winning dish: All-natural, locally sourced hand-crafted ice pops

By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.


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