Food vendors major festival attraction

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Taste Menu

Whether looking for a cool drink, a quick snack, or a full meal on the run, the chances are that festival goers will find something to tempt their tastebuds during the Flowertown Festival.
People will have ample opportunity to sample top cuisine from some of the area’s most popular restaurants during the Flowertown Festival’s popular food event, “The Taste,” sponsored by Logan’s Roadhouse.
During the event, festival-goers can stroll booth to booth sampling a wide variety of items from some of Flowertown’s finest eateries.
“We’ll be unveiling some new creations,” noted Keith Chinn of Our Daily Bread Market. “In addition to our shrimp and grits spring roll, we’ll have a crab cake spring roll and a chicken parmegan spring roll.”
And what better way to follow those than with a cheesecake or apple pie spring roll, he added.
Two new vendors join the festival this year -- Madra Rua, an Irish pub and eatery and Ruby Tuesday’s, a popular national bistro chain.
“I was a little surprised that we had never done the festival before,” Ruby Tuesday’s Manager Anna Lovelace said. “We are excited to be involved this year – it’s a great event and a great chance for us to get even more engaged with the community.”
All proceeds from food ticket sales go to the YMCA. However, Ruby Tuesday’s is also doing a give back program at the restaurant that weekend as well; the restaurant will direct twenty percent of food sales back to the YMCA, she said.
The taste is open in the middle of the festival from 9 a.m.-5p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $1 each and are redeemable at all restaurant booths. All food items are $1 to $3.  Two kiosks will be selling tickets for this area.
Here is a list of the participating restaurants and the items they will serve:
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. –            Shrimp and grits, fried shrimp, seafood hushpies
Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice – Italian ice, tea, lemonade
McAlister’s Deli Tea and cookies
Logan’s Roadhouse            Baby back ribs, steak tips with rice, salad                                   
Our Daily Bread Market Shrimp and grits, crab cake and chicken parmegan spring rolls, cheesecake and apple pie springrolls.
Zeus Grill and Seafood – Chicken and beef gyros, elephant ears, Greek potatoes, seasoned fries, baklava           
Sticky Fingers Smokehouse            – Ribs, wings, pulled prok barbecue, fries, slaw, baked beans, sweet tea and lemonade.
Panera Bread            – Sandwiches, salads, cookies, patries, lemonade.
Papa John’s Pizza Pizza, cheesestix, cinnapple
Ruby Tuesday – Bacon wrapped shrimp and rice, hand crafted strawberry lemonade, chicken tacos, spring rolls, blondie for two, crab cakes.
Yokoso of Summerville – Crab wonton
Gilligan’s – Fried or boom shrimp, fish taco
Wasabi Bacon – Fried rice, teriyaki chicken
Madra Rua – Corn beef slider with spicy mustard, Irish beer cheese soup made with Smithwick’s, shepherd’s pie.

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