Sample Unlimited Bites from 40-plus Restaurants at Taste of the Town January 17 in The Woodlands

By: Lauren Joerg
| Published 01/07/2019


THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Try unlimited samples of signature menu items from more than 40 area restaurants at the 33rd annual Taste of the Town on Thursday, January 17 from 4-9 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, located at 1601 Lake Robbins Drive.

The event, hosted by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, features restaurants, bakeries, beverage companies, caterers and more, all offering popular samples from their menu to compete in the 2019 Best of Taste competition.

After making their rounds, the more than 3,000 expected attendees will have the chance to vote for their favorite samples to receive the People’s Choice award. This year, attendees can also vote on an added category of the best-decorated booth. In addition, four celebrity judges will vote on the best appetizer, best entrée and best dessert. Celebrity judges include TV and radio personality, Greg Onofrio, the editor and publisher for Houston Food Finder, Phaedra Cook, Hot Line Pepper Products founder, Kerry Stessel, and Houston Restaurant Weeks founder Cleverly Stone.

Participating restaurants to date include:

Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse

Babin's Seafood House


Black Walnut Café

Broken Barrel

Craft Grill

Cupcakes & Bubbles

Goode Company Kitchen and Cantina

Gringo's Mexican Kitchen

H-E-B #594

Houston CityPlace Marriott at Springwoods Village

Huti's 5 Free-Fire Grill

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

Kirby's Prime Steakhouse

Landry's Seafood House

Natalitas #2 Mexican Restaurant

Nona's Italian Grill

P.F. Changs China Bistro

Pacific Yard House


Refuge Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar, The

Robard's Steakhouse

Schilleci's New Orleans Kitchen

Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen

Southern Star Brewing Company

The Egg and I/ First Watch Cafe

The Red Brick Tavern

The Republic Grille

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

Thistle Draftshop

Truluck's Seafood Steak & Crab House

VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa

Woodson's Local Tap & Kitchen

Zanti Cucina Italian

Tickets can be purchased at An adult ticket costs $30 and includes two alcoholic drink vouchers; a child ticket for those ages 4 to 10 costs $20. Ticket prices increase by $5 if bought at the door.

To sign up as a vendor or to sponsor this event, please email

The Chamber thanks the 2019 Taste of the Town sponsors, especially presenting underwriters, Randal Reed’s Planet Ford and Visit The Woodlands.

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