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Thousands enjoy Chamber’s 32nd Annual Taste of the Town

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The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s 32nd Annual Taste of the Town gave attendees a delicious experience of sampling mouth-watering appetizers, entrees, desserts, pastries, and beverages from some of the area’s finest restaurants, caterers, bakeries, deli’s and beverage companies. Presented by Planet Lincoln and Visit The Woodlands, the event was held on Thursday, January 18 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center.

Go behind the scenes and take a tour of what happened before the doors opened at 4pm:

A view of Taste of the Town with sampling and activities in full swing – including a Liquid Nitrogen Station with Vanilla Cake Pops by Wicked Wisk:


The “Best of Taste” contest featured local celebrity judges that sampled and scored each booth on their dish. The 2018 Taste of the Town Winners are:

Best Appetizer: Broken Barrel
Best Entree: Avenida Brazil Woodlands
Best Dessert: KICPOPS

Stay tuned for the People’s Choice Award!

UPDATE 1/19 4:30 p.m. – KICPOPS also won the Planet Lincoln’s People’s Choice Award with their gourmet treats.


Restaurants at the grand event included Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse, Babin’s Seafood House, Bellagreen, Black Walnut Café, Berryhill Baja Grill, Brio Tuscan Grille, 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.

The Taste of the Town is produced every year by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce and a team of Chamber volunteers. To learn more about this event, visit or

View more photos and videos from the event on the Hello Woodlands Facebook page!