Great tastes and family fun await guests at A Taste of Worthington, the Chamber’s annual food sampling festival, on Friday, July 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., in the parking areas near 450 W. Wilson Bridge Road, in the OfficeScape Corporate Center.
From 3,500 to nearly 5,000 people have attended recent "Taste" events to enjoy more than 50 dishes from 20 area restaurants.
Admission is $3 per person (or $5 for two persons); children under 6 are admitted free. Parking is free in the convenient adjacent lots. Guests enjoy affordably priced ($1-$7) appetizers, entrées and desserts in a festive block party atmosphere. They vote on their favorite restaurant dishes in the "Peoples Choice Awards." Soft drinks, bottled water, beer and wine are sold by the Chamber.
Family fun also is on the menu, including live music from four bands and performers, supervised children's games, a caricature artist, a "bounce house" and other activities. Sponsoring businesses have giveaways, product information and games.
Thanks to these sponsors and supporters:
Event (presenting) sponsors:
The Shops at Worthington Place
Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc.
AAA Ohio Auto Club
Anthony Lordo, D.D.S. LLC
Chingle Investment Management Co.
First Commonwealth Mortgage
First Financial Bank
First Merchants Bank
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
Gutter Helmet by Harry Helmet
Heiser Staffing Services
Infinity from Marvin
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty, LaBuda Advantage Team
Mount Carmel St. Ann’s
PNC Bank – Worthington
Event Supporters and Partners:
Albright & Schnulo Family Eye Care
The Blue Jays
Blue Level Acoustic
City of Worthington
Coach Quarters and Evidia Ltd.
First Merchants Bank
Goddard School of Worthington
The Mason Jars
Next Day Signs
Outreach Promotional Solutions
Paradigm Properties of Ohio
Stylie Studios LLC and Matt Steidle
ThisWeek Community News
Tilton’s Automotive Service
Undercover Tent Rentals
Wesley Glen Retirement Community
Participating Restaurants and Menus:
Aladdin's Eatery –Hummus, $3; Mujadara, $4; Hot Sauce, 50 cents; Baklava, $1
Borgata Pizza Café – Spicy Sausage Stuffed Peppers, $6; Cavatelli with Meatball, $6; Mini Chocolate Chip Cannolis, $2
Cameron's American Bistro – Heirloom Tomato Salad, $3; Braised Beef Short Ribs, $5; Red Velvet Cake, $2
Dairy Queen – Assorted Blizzards, $3
Graeter's Ice Cream – Big Scoops, $5; Chip Wheelies, $5
J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood – Shrimp Durango, $6; Baby Back Ribs with Bleu Cheese Chips, $7
J. Liu Restaurant & Bar – Lettuce Wraps, $5; Jason's Spicy Chicken, $5
Jet's Pizza – Assorted Pizza Slices, $1
Kona Ice Little Buckeye – Shaved Ice, $3 - $5
Marcella's Italian Kitchen – Heirloom Caprese Salad, $2; Braised Veal Meatball, $2; Vanilla Panna Cotta, $2
Molly Woo's Asian Bistro – Chicken Lettuce Cups, $2; Firecracker Chicken, $2; Asian Donuts, $2
Sbarro - Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza, $3; Chocolate Chip Cookie, $1
Star Lanes Polaris – Ahi Tuna Poké, $1
Sunny Street Cafe – Pork Carnita Taco, $3; Mini Bananas Foster Pancake, $2
Tandoori Grill – Chicken Samosas, $2; Boneless Grilled Chicken with Rice, $4; Garbanzo Beans with Rice, $3; Gulab Jamun Dessert, $2
The Whitney House – Watermelon Soup, $4; Chicharrones (Seasoned Pork Rinds), $3; Porketta Sandwich, $6
The Worthington Inn – Summer Gazpacho, $4; Watermelon & Feta Salad, $4; Strawberry Shortcake, $5
Wesley Glen Retirement Community – Farmhouse BLT, $5; Southwestern Quinoa Salad, $5
Willow Brook Christian Home – Seared Beef Tenderloin with Mac ‘n’ Cheese & Salad, $4; Cashew Turtle Blondie, $2
More event info:
Admission fees are collected at the gate. The event is held rain or shine. For more information about the event, call the Chamber office at (614) 888-3040.