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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The 2023 Taste of the Town, hosted by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, returned to The Woodlands Waterway Marriott after a two-year hiatus to massive crowds and loud acclaim.
Dozens of local eateries showed up with their A-Game for diners to relish
Taste of the Town has been a Woodlands area mainstay for years, typically set at the Marriott in a huge ballroom where dozens of restaurants, bars, eateries, dineries, and vendors set up shop to allow the attendees sample their wares.
For the past two years, the venerable event was forced to morph from a one-night-only, single-venue shindig into more of a month-long scavenger hunt, thanks to COVID-based logistics. Chamber president and CEO JJ Hollie, though he enjoyed the two years’ worth of having attendees visit the restaurants, was thrilled to be back to Taste of the Town’s original format.
“We’re very excited to have Taste of the Town back in person at the Marriott and we’re having 3,000 to 4,000 people here to visit nearly 40 restaurants,” he said. “It’s just an exciting time to be back; this is a neat night for people to come out and enjoy the culinary cuisine of The Woodlands.”
Zach Richmond, owner of The Richmond Realty Group and one of the event’s sponsors, was thrilled at the attendance. “This is one of our favorite events of the year, so there’s no way we wouldn’t make it here,” he said. “I’m so excited to have Taste of the Town back in person, just to see all the restaurants set up and all the people walking around to sample the amazing foods. It’s just an epic, unbelievable time, amazing and glorious. We’re so proud to be a sponsor of this.”
Dr. Ann Snyder, chair of The Woodlands Township Board of Directors, was one of the countless community leaders who attended. “Every restaurant that’s here has exceptional food; I’ve already made my rounds and eaten dinner twice,” she laughed.
Now that the 2023 event’s food has settled, the Chamber is already hard at work planning next year’s Taste of the Town.
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