by Tiffany Robinson
UWG president Dr. Kyle Marerro joined in the festivities.
This year’s 22nd annual Taste of Carrollton event sponsored by The Carrollton Main Street Program was held on Thursday, September 19, in Adamson Square in an effort to support and promote local restaurants.
“The Taste of Carrollton is a marketing event for local businesses and restaurants where they have the ability to showcase their talents and the opportunity to gain loyal customers,” says Chad Houck, owner of Irish Bred Pub and Grill and president of the Main Street Program.
With the purchase of the “Food & Brew” package, which included five food tickets and samplings of varied beverages, or the regular food tickets that were sold for one dollar, local members had an opportunity to sample specialty dishes from 45 local restaurants with diverse culinary creations.
Volunteers from UWG organizations such as the National Broadcasting Society and the Public Relations Student Society of America assisted in the setup, serving and clean up phases to help build lasting relationships with the local community. UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero, alongside business owners, participated in food tastings and mingled with local members. The Taste of Carrollton also welcomed the Carroll County police officers to participate in their annual food battle that highlighted the fastest pie eater.
The Carrollton Main Street group hopes to see an increase in attendance every year and invites you to next year’s Taste of Carrollton. For more information please visit www.carrolltonmainstreet.com.