Huti's 5 Free-Fire Grill, Johnny's Italian Steakhouse and 34 other restaurants, sponsors to be featured at Taste of the Town 2018

Goode Company Kitchen & Cantina is one of several restaurants that will be featured at Taste of the Town 2018.

Goode Company Kitchen & Cantina is one of several restaurants that will be featured at Taste of the Town 2018.

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce announced Jan. 12 which restaurants would be featured at the Taste of the Town event, Jan. 18.

Presented by Planet Lincoln and Visit The Woodlands, the 32nd annual event showcases thousands of people from around South Montgomery County each year, to sample appetizers, entrees, desserts, pastries and drinks from local restaurants, caterers, bakeries delis and beverage companies.

This year’s event will take place from 4-9 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, and tickets cost $30 in advance or $35 at the door per adult or $20 in advance or $25 at the door per child age 4-10.

“Taste of the Town is a food lover’s dream,” said Meagen Korenek, director of special events at The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, in a statement. “We are looking forward to this festive event and are thrilled to offer a variety of samples for all palettes.”

Here are this year’s featured restaurants and sponsors:

Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse
Babin’s Seafood House
Bellagreen
Black Walnut Café
Berryhill Baja Grill
Brio Tuscan Grill
Broken Barrel
Bubba T’s Cajun Kitchen
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Churrascos Steaks & Seafood
Craft Grill
Dairy Queen Woodlands
Grotto Italian Restaurant
Goode Company BBQ Restaurant
Goode Company Kitchen & Cantina
H-E-B
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites-Shenandoah
Hubbell & Hudson Bistro
Huti’s 5 Free-Fire Grill
Jacqui’s Gourmet Rum Cakes & Spices
Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse
La Cantina Mexican Grill
Landry’s Seafood House
McAlister’s Deli
Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
Masters in Dietetics, LLC
Pacific Yard House
Pepsi Bottling Group
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
Schilleci’s New Orleans Kitchen
Stadia Sports Grill
The Red Brick Tavern
The Refuge Bar & Bistro/Catering
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
Trader Joe’s
Woodlands Church

In addition to samples, the event will also feature live entertainment, photo booths and raffles. Restaurants will also compete in the “Best of Taste” competition for titles including “Best Appetizer,” “Best Entrée,” “Best Dessert” and “The 2018 Planet Lincoln People’s Choice Award.”

“This is the party you don’t want to miss,” said JJ Hollie, president and CEO of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, in a statement. “Our restaurants and sponsors go above and beyond to provide an unforgettable experience at Taste of the Town.”

For more information, call The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce at 281-367-5777 or visit www.tasteofthetown.org.
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.