‘Taste of Greeneville’ Set for May 7 at General Morgan Inn | Arts & Culture
The 24th annual ‘Taste of Greeneville’ will be held on Tuesday, May 7, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the General Morgan Inn located at 111 North Main Street. Weather permitting, the event will be held on the terrace overlooking beautiful historic downtown. In the event of inclement weather it will be held in the ballroom of the hotel.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the programs of two local non-profit organizations the GFWC Greeneville Woman’s Club and Main Street: Greeneville, co-hosts of the event. The event is sponsored in part by the General Morgan Inn.
Defending Their Titles
Among the twenty-three area restaurants and chefs offering attendees “tastings” of food, drinks or desserts this year are two of last year’s champs. Back to defend their titles of, “Best Sweet Food” and “Best Display” will be Mountain View Bulk Food and Ingles Market # 21 Deli, respectively. The friendly competition will continue this year when once again the attendees will be asked to vote for their favorites in the categories of Best Savory Food, Best Sweet Food and Best Display. Will the favorite be a former champ or one of the several new first time entries to the event? Attend and cast your ballot.
The 2013 food vendors include: Angeez Catering & Sweet Shop, Applebee’s’, Brumley’s at the General Morgan Inn, Casa Guerrero, Coke, Creamy Cup, Davy Crockett Travel Center, Dunkin’ Donuts, FATZ Café, Harris Country Meats, Ingles Market # 21 Deli Asheville Highway, McDonald’s E AJ Highway at 107, Mountain View Bulk Food, Pal’s Greeneville Commons, Pizza Inn of Greeneville, Premium Waters, Professional Vending Services, Rocky’s Pizza, Sunshine’s Kitchen, TCBY, Top Dog Catering – Ella’s, Top Dog Hot Dog Stand, and Zaxby’s of Greeneville. Jann Mirkov, Main Street: Greeneville Executive Director states “We are so pleased to have all these professionals participating in this year’s event. It is a great way for the vendor to connect and introduce their product to the public. Several of them will be offering coupons that only those attending will have access to.”
24 Years and Going Strong
Ann Van Buskirk, chairman of the GFWC Greeneville Woman’s Club International Outreach Committee and one of the event’s co-hosts, said “It is hard to believe it has been twenty four years since we started hosting this event with Main Street: Greeneville. Never a year goes by that we are not told how much people look forward to the annual Taste of Greeneville. It is a great way to sample an array of food from our area chefs all under one roof or in the case of this year on the terrace. We look forward to a sellout crowd.”
300 Tickets Going Fast
Tickets for the Taste of Greeneville are $10 each. Sales are brisk with a limited number remaining. They may be purchased at the front desk of the General Morgan Inn. Anyone wanting tickets is encouraged to get them right away. For further information contact the Main Street: Greeneville office at 423-639-7102.