Food & Drink
The Woodlands Chamber hosts the 2023 Taste of the Town
The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 37th Annual Taste of the Town on January 26, 2023 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center.
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Presented this year by Visit The Woodlands, Taste of the Town returned back to The Woodlands Waterway Marriott and in the Chamber fundraiser’s previous and original one night, one big event format since 2020. In 2021 and 2022, The Woodlands Chamber held a month-long celebration at participating restaurants who each provided a complimentary special per each ticket purchase.
Thousands attended the 2023 Taste of the Town, known as a paradise for foodies looking to fulfill their cravings and sample local area cuisine. For a $45 ticket or $25 for children, guests had the opportunity to enjoy unlimited samples, soft drinks, and two alcoholic drinks (adults only). Mouth-watering appetizers, entrees, desserts, pastries, and drinks were showcased and served in The Woodlands Waterway Marriott’s grand ballroom by over 40 of The Woodlands area’s restaurants, bakeries, and beverage distributors.
Taste of the Town is a food and beverage expo that began in 1986 with 10 restaurants. The event has grown to attract more than 3,000 attendees and offers a variety of cuisines ranging from from Italian, Mexican, BBQ, and seafood and allows guests to discover their new favorite restaurant.
Participating restaurants, who are also The Woodlands Chamber Area of Commerce members, included Amrina, Babin’s Seafood House, Black Bear Diner, Black Walnut Cafe, CrabDaddy’s Seafood Bar and Grill, Del Frisco’s Grille, Federal American Grill, Galindo’s Coffee Company, Goode Co. Fish Camp, Goode Co. Kitchen & Cantina, Hearsay on The Waterway, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Killen’s Texas Barbeque, The Original Killen’s Steakhouse, Kokomos Mexican Cantina & Restaurant, Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe, Mexican Mom, Morton’s Grille, Olatee African Café, P. F. Chang’s, Sawyer Park Icehouse, Schilleci’s New Orleans Kitchen, State Fare Kitchen & Bar, The Butler House, The Red Brick Tavern, ZapVor by Thai Spice, The Stand, Tommy Bahama, Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse, Thistle Draft Shop, Cafe Express, Graze Craze Charcuterie Boards & Boxes, and Russo’s New York Pizzeria.
Sponsors, who also had booths and supported the event, included Presenting Sponsor Visit The Woodlands, America’s ER + Urgent Care, Richmond Realty Group, The Republic Grille, Enterprise and National, Renewal by Anderson, Body20, David Allen Capital, Inc., Image360, The Strong Firm, The Woodlands Christian Academy, Express Employment Professionals, Hand + Stone Massage and Facial Spa The Woodlands, JRC Home Solutions of Texas, SpeedSport Racing Park, Weygandt Law, Champions School of Real Estate, Insperity Invitational, Stell Artois, Boone’s Restoration Technologies, Haynie & Company, The Howard Hughes Company, The Woodlands Arts Council Tara Flannery Photography and more. Hello Woodlands was honored to be a media sponsor of the event.
At The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s special event, local restaurants also competed in the “Best of Taste” competition for titles including Best Appetizer, Best Entrée, Best Dessert and the People’s Choice Award. View the winners here
Learn more about The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of the Town’s event at www.tasteofthetown.org.