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16th Annual Taste of Blount hands out awards in seven categories

MARYVILLE, TN – On a pleasant late summer's eve, a crowd of over 500 people gathered to enjoy some of the best food in Blount County as 20 area restaurants and grocers took part in the 16th annual Taste of Blount hosted by the Blount Partnership at the Theater in the Park in Maryville.

"It was great to see the community come out to support our local restaurants and gourmet shops," said Blount Partnership president Bryan Daniels. “The friendly competition among the vendors is great and Taste of Blount really shows off the wide variety of places we have to eat here."

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Festival goers enjoy the Annual Taste of Blount.

Sponsored by Reinhart Food Service and CBBC Bank, attendees voted for winners in seven categories.

Rocky’s Jamaica Sunrise took home Best Overall for the fifth straight year and Best Main Course for the seventh consecutive year with its jerk chicken breast.

Full Service BBQ won Best Sandwich for the sixth straight year with its pulled pork and chicken sandwiches, while Lambert’s Southern Pies and Bake Shop was named the Best Dessert for the second consecutive year.

Best Appetizer went to Maryville Corner Market with its candied jalapeno appetizer.

Metz Catering won for Best Presentation for the second straight year and McAlister’s Deli won Best Beverage for the third straight year.

2017 Taste of Blount Winners:
Best Appetizer: Maryville Corner Market
Best Sandwich: Full Service BBQ
Best Beverage: McAlister’s Deli
Best Main Course: Rocky’s Jamaica Sunrise
Best Dessert: Lambert’s Southern Pies and Bake Shop
Best Presentation: Metz Catering
Best Overall: Rocky’s Jamaica Sunrise

Published September 17, 2017

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