News release from The Abilene Rotary Club:
Happy State Bank presents Taste of Abilene
Rotary Club of Abilene hosts annual all-you-can-eat extravaganza
ABILENE, TX – Eat, drink and be merry at this year’s Taste of Abilene.
Presented by Happy State Bank and hosted by the Rotary Club of Abilene, Taste of Abilene will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Abilene Convention Center.
This year’s all-you-can-eat extravaganza features the area’s finest restaurants and caterers. Nearly 50 restaurants and vendors will offer food and drink samples, including last year’s Top Taste winner 5-C Smokehouse, as well as some new tastes from Crooked Creek Meats, Golden Chopsticks and Market Street.
Tickets cost $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at www.tasteofabilene.com, the Abilene Convention Center, James McCoy Drug Stores or through Rotary Club members.
A limited number of individual VIP tickets are for sale at $125 and include special seating, perks and a 30-minute advanced entry at 5:30 p.m.
For more information and ticket giveaways, visit the Taste of Abilene page on Facebook.
TOA guests also can donate $1 to vote for their favorite samples for the evening, helping one restaurant win the Top Taste Award, an honor that comes with a giant spoon and bragging rights for a year.
Taste of Abilene is an annual event that was revived in 2006 after a lengthy absence. It draws about 1,500 people a year and has raised more than $435,000 collectively for community organizations and culinary scholarships. Last year, more than $35,000 was raised by Taste of Abilene.
Rotary Club of Abilene meets on Fridays. Rotary is a nonprofit international organization with 1.2 million members, business professionals and community leaders who volunteer time, talent and resources to help their cities.