Despite the weather, about 1,500 people attended the 19th Annual Taste of Greene County on Sunday, April 10, at Wright State's Nutter Center. The event showcased the culinary offerings of two dozen restaurants, bakers and caterers.
“We had a great variety of restaurants, and options of items to sample,” said Dawn Mader, operations manager for Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce. “In addition to the restaurants, we had great volunteers who helped make the event a success.”
The annual tasting provides an opportunity to sample items from local restaurants, and it gives restaurants an opportunity to try out new dishes.
Ele Cake Company debuted three new cakes, which they plan to offer in the future. The Holiday Inn in Fairborn won Best Entrée with Fish Tacos. “They have a newly renovated restaurant, and recently completed hotel renovations," Mader said.
Taste of Greene County was presented by the Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce, Greene Memorial Hospital, Soin Medical Center and Kosins Tents & Events.
Mader said the date for next year’s Taste of Greene County will be announced this summer.
Here are the winners of Sunday’s event:
Best Beverage: 1st place, Smoothie King; 2nd place, City Barbeque; 3rd place, McAlister's Deli
Best Breakfast: 1st place, IHOP; 2nd place, Bob Evans; 3rd place, Mimi's Cafe
Best Appetizer: 1st place, Bar Louie; 2nd place, Giovanni's Fairborn; 3rd place, The Oilerie Dayton
Best Soup/Salad: 1st place, Packy's Sports Bar and Restaurant; 2nd place, Giovanni's Fairborn; 3rd place, Bravo Cucina Italiana
Best Sandwich: 1st place, Dibella's Subs; 2nd place, McAlister's Deli; 3rd place, City Barbeque
Best International Cuisine: 1st place, Bravo Cucina Italiana; 2nd place, Giovanni's Fairborn; 3rd place, Jeet India Restaurant
Best Entree: 1st place, Holiday Inn Dayton Fairborn; 2nd place, bd's Mongolian Grill; 3rd place, Chicago Gyros and Dogs
Best Dessert: 1st place, Ele Cake Company; 2nd place; Cake, Hope, and Love; 3rd place, Giovanni's Fairborn
People's Choice: 1st place, Giovanni's Fairborn; tied for 2nd place, Bravo Cucina Italiana and McAlister's Deli
Best Decorated Booth: 1st place- McAlister's Deli, City Barbeque, Cake, Hope, and Love