10th annual Taste of Blount set for Sept. 22 at new venue

Taste of Blount is celebrating 10 years of great food and changing venues.

This year’s event has been moved to a new venue. Taste of Blount will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Theater in the Bicentennial Greenbelt Park.

Hosted by the City of Maryville and the Blount Partnership, Taste of Blount is the only regional event that promotes local restaurants, caterers and gourmet grocers in a setting that combines tasting a variety of foods, enjoying great live music and meeting friends.

“The Taste of Blount is a unique annual networking event that our business community can come out and enjoy,” says Terri Curtis with AT&T and this year’s chair. “It is an excellent opportunity to promote growth for our local businesses and restaurants while also providing an enjoyable experience with great food and entertainment.”

The following vendors have already committed to participate this year. They include:

Bread of Heaven Catering

Chick-fil-A

El Sazon Mexicano Restaurant

Food City Maryville

Full Service BBQ

Honey Baked Ham

Jamaica Sunrise

Kroger Alcoa

Lemon Grass of Maryville

Lenny’s Sub Shop

Marlin & Rays

Miss Lily’s Café & Catering

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

Panera Bread

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina

Silverspoon Express @Maryville College

Sister Heart Sweets Bakery

Smoky Mountain Brewery

StoneHouse Pizza

The Miles Family 411 Restaurant

Vienna Coffee

Folks are invited to come to the 10th Annual Taste of Blount to eat, drink and vote for favorite appetizer, main course, sandwich, dessert, beverage, best presentation and overall winner.

Tickets will be available for pick up at the Blount Chamber of Commerce, 201 S. Washington Street in Maryville or for purchase online at www.blountchamber.com. The cost is $25 for Chamber Members, $30 for the general public and $20 for children 17 years and under or college students with valid identification.

This year’s Taste of Blount will feature the band 3CD on stage at the Charles West Theater. Also, Smoky Mountain Brewery and the Chamber’s VIP Program will be hosting a new separate “Wine and Beer Tasting” event that will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at Vision Engineering on Cates Street.

The separate “Wine and Beer Tasting” event tickets are $15 per person for Chamber Members, $20 for general public (must be 21 years old with valid ID) and VIP members may attend at no cost. For more information, call 865-983-2241 or visit www.blountchamber.com.

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