Second annual A Taste of Cy-Fair event offers local bites, brews this weekend

Sample local bites at A Taste of Cy-Fair

Sample local bites at A Taste of Cy-Fair

A Taste of Cy-Fair returns this Saturday, Sept. 29, for its second year serving up wine, beer and food samples from local vendors.

The event is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. at Lakeland Village Center, 10615 Fry Road, Cypress. Parking will be available across the street at Cypress Ranch High School.

All proceeds from the event will once again benefit Cy-Hope, a nonprofit that offers services and programs for Cy-Fair children—including the backpack program that sends students home with food over the weekend, counseling and speech therapy services, life skills classes and Hope Centers throughout the community.

A Taste of Cy-Fair launched last year in response to Hurricane Harvey, and attendees raised more than $20,000 for Cy-Hope’s efforts to help families in the region recover from the storm.

Admission includes dozens of wine and craft beer samples as well as bite-size offerings from local restaurants. Participating food vendors include:

• Alicia’s Mexican Grille
• BB’s Cafe
• Backyard Boyz
• Backyard Grill
• Brooks’ Place
• Cake Fine Pastry
• Carrabba’s Italian Grill
• The Cheese Bar
• Chuy’s
• Creekwood Grill
• Cypress Trail Hideout
• D’Vine Wine Bar
• Dario’s Steakhouse & Seafood
• The Eggroll Factory
• Floyd’s Cajun Seafood
• Frio Hill Country Grill
• Galiana’s Bakery & Cafe
• Giannina’s Pizza & Catering
• Ginza Japanese Restaurant
• Gourmand Kitchen
• Hanan’s Cafe
• Isabella’s Italian Sweets
• Jason’s Deli
• Jaxton’s Bistro
• Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Company
• Le Macaron
• Locatelli’s
• Marvino’s Italian Kitchen
• Mason’s Creative Catering
• National Treasure Restaurant & Bar
• Outback Steakhouse
• Pita Pit
• PJ’s Coffee
• Pretz Tex Gourmet Pretzels
• TaD’s Louisiana Cooking
• Tea for Two
• Texas Mesquite Grill
• Texas Roadhouse
• Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar

The Blue Side, a group of three local high school students, is slated to perform psychedelic, blues and rock music on the event stage. Other family-friendly activities include appearances from fairy tale characters, balloons and face painting.

Attendees can also shop the market of local businesses and bid on silent auction items.

General admission tickets are $20 for children younger than 12 and $40 for adults age 12 and older.

VIP admission is $80 per person and includes a goodie bag, commemorative wine glass, early admission, access to the VIP tent and a live performance from Tim Perez from 4-5 p.m.

For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, visit www.atasteofcyfair.com.
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.