Taste of Blount

19th Annual Taste of Blount



Premier Sponsors:
   

   


Thursday, September 9, 2021
6-8 p.m.

Theater in the Park (next to Blount County Courthouse) in Maryville

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT
(online tickets are $30 plus tax)

Tickets are $25 (plus tax) for Blount County Chamber members, $30 (plus tax) for the public with 5 and under free. They are available at the Chamber office (201 S. Washington St., Maryville, Tenn.) and by phone 865.983.2241.  

Ticket holders can try savory favorites from local restaurants, caterers and gourmet grocers in addition to voting for their favorite appetizer, main course, sandwich, dessert, beverage, presentation and overall winner.

Culinary judges will present the “Culinary Excellence Awards” based on one item from each Taste of Blount vendor.

New to this year’s event includes the ability to purchase cold brews and spirits, thanks to a partnership with Cherokee Distributing and members of the East Tennessee Distillers Guild including Heath Clark, Old Forge, Sugarlands and Company Distilling. 

Silver Sponsors:
     
    

Friends Sponsors:
BARBERMcMurry Architects
Creative Spark Art Studio
Tap Truck Knoxville

Media Sponsor: 
  

Distillers:
    

Music Provided by:
 

 2021 Taste of Blount Participants

Vendors and menu will be added, so please check back as the list grows. 

A Spoonful of Sugar - Buttermilk Pie, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies
Apple Valley Cafe - Chicken Salad Mini Croissants, Brownies by KupKaties
Between the Slices - Salted Caramel Cheesecake, Almond Wedding Cake, Apple Crumble Pie
Blount County Bakery - Key Lime desserts (Pie & Parfait), Assortment of Cookies, Cinnamon Sweet Rolls, Various cheesecakes, Banana Pudding, Banoffee Pie 
Clean Eatz Cafe
 - Bowl of Happiness, Energy Bites, Clean Crunch
Crafted Jolt - Caramel Frappe; Iced Mocha Cold Brew Latte; Sunshiner Lemonade; Ocean Breeze Italian Soda
DaddyO's Filipino Food Truck
- Filipino BBQ, Turon
Dunkin' - Munchkins, Coffee
Full Service BBQ - Pork, Chicken, Beef Slider, Banana Pudding, Sweet Tea
It's Not the Coffee - Ridin' Shotgun Coffee
Little River Pub & Deli - Moonshine BBQ Pork Nachos, Pimento Cheese w/pita chips
McAlister's Deli - Tea
Petro's - The Petro, Hint of Orange Tea
Pistol Creek Eats - Brisket, Banana Pudding
"Pop" Korns - Assorted gourmet popcorn flavors
Quick Fix Coffee - Iced chai latte, cold brew
REO Cheesewagon - Blackberry Smoke Grilled Cheese, Bacon Corn Chowder in a Bread Bowl
Richy Kreme Donuts - Braised Short Ribs, Myrtles Bakehouse Cookies, Donut Bread Pudding, Rosemary Lemonade
Rocky's Jamaica Sunrise
 -Curry Chicken, Jerk Chicken, Jerk Pulled Pork, Mac & Cheese, Cabbage, Red Beans & Rice
RT Lodge - Watermelon Salad, Pimento Cheese with crackers
Shaun & Sherrie's Soul Food - Meatloaf, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans, Mini Fried Apple Pies
Southern Grace Coffee Co.
- Jam Bar, Pumpkin Muffin, Iced Chai Latte; Iced Butterbear cold brew latte; Southern Blend brewed coffee; and Smoky Mountain Sunset
Southern Twist Nutrition - Jimmy Buffet, Aidan's Spice, Wave Runner, Cucumber Watermelon, Black Pearl & Bahama Mama
The Colonel's Coffee Co. - The Colonel, Café' ConBon, Raspberry-Chocolate Frappe, Nitro, Latte', Pear-Raspberry-Green
Walnut Kitchen - Charcuterie, Smores Cheesecake
Windy City Grille (Maryville) - Sandwiches
Windy City Grille on the Water (Friendsville) - Shrimp Tacos

 

 

2021 Taste of Blount Culinary Excellence Award Winners

Best Appetizer: RT Lodge
Best Sandwich: REO Cheesewagon
Best Beverage: The Colonel's Coffee Co.
Best Main Course: Pistol Creek Eats
Best Dessert: Between the Slices

 

2021 Taste of Blount People's Choice Winners

Best Appetizer: REO Cheesewagon
Best Sandwich: REO Cheesewagon
Best Beverage: Crafted Jolt
Best Main Course: Rocky's Jamaica Sunrise
Best Dessert: Blount County Bakery
Best Presentation: REO Cheesewagon
Best Overall: Pistol Creek Eats

2019 Taste of Blount Culinary Excellence Award Winners

Best Appetizer: REO Cheesewagon
Best Sandwich: Sullivan's
Best Beverage: Mattie Moox the Coffee Camper
Best Main Course: Daddy O&rs
Best Dessert: Snoring Bear Diner Hayden's Sweet Shop

 

2019 Taste of Blount People's Choice Winners

Best Appetizer: REO Cheesewagon
Best Sandwich: REO Cheesewagon
Best Beverage: McAlister’s Deli
Best Main Course: Rocky's Jamaica Sunrise
Best Dessert: Lambert’s Southern Pies and Bake Shop
Best Presentation: Lambert’s Southern Pies and Bake Shop
Best Overall: Rocky's Jamaica Sunrise

2018 Taste of Blount Culinary Excellence Award Winners

Best Appetizer: 1. The Walnut Kitchen, 2. Metz Catering, 3. The Soup Kitchen
Best Sandwich: 1. Small Town BBQ, 2. REO Cheesewagon, 3. Roland’s Bistro
Best Beverage: 1. Mattie Moox the Coffee Camper, 2. Quick Fix Coffee, 3. The Artistic Bean
Best Main Course: 1. Daddy O’s, 2. Aubrey’s, 3. Rocky’s Jamaica Sunrise
Best Dessert: 1. Lambert’s Southern Pies and Bake Shop, 2. Sullivan’s, 3. Bruster’s
Best Overall: The Walnut Kitchen

 

2018 Taste of Blount People's Choice Winners

Best Appetizer: Metz Catering
Best Sandwich: REO Cheesewagon
Best Beverage: McAlister’s Deli
Best Main Course: Rocky's Jamaica Sunrise
Best Dessert: Lambert’s Southern Pies and Bake Shop
Best Presentation: Metz Catering
Best Overall: Rocky's Jamaica Sunrise

 

2017 Taste of Blount Winners

Best Appetizer: Maryville Corner Market
Best Sandwich: Full Service BBQ
Best Beverage: McAlister’s Deli
Best Main Course: Rocky’s Jamaica Sunrise
Best Dessert: Lambert’s Southern Pies and Bake Shop
Best Presentation: Metz Catering
Best Overall: Rocky’s Jamaica Sunrise

 

2016 Taste of Blount Winners

Best Appetizer: Lemon Grass of Maryville
Best Sandwich: Full Service BBQ
Best Beverage: McAlister’s Deli
Best Main Course: Rocky’s Jamaica Sunrise
Best Dessert: Lambert’s Southern Pies and Bake Shop
Best Presentation: Metz Catering
Best Overall: Rocky’s Jamaica Sunrise

 

2015 Taste of Blount Winners

Best Appetizer: Lemon Grass of Maryville
Best Sandwich: Full Service BBQ
Best Beverage: McAlister's Deli
Best Main Course: Rocky's Jamaica Sunrise
Best Dessert: Chadwick's Churn
Best Presentation: Miss Lily's Cafe
Best Overall: Rocky's Jamaica Sunrise

 

2014 Taste of Blount Winners

Best Overall and Main Course: Rocky's Jamaica Sunrise 
Best Appetizer: Lemon Grass Maryville
Best Sandwich: Full Service BBQ 
Best Beverage: Vienna Coffee Company 
Best Dessert: Chadwick's Churn 
Best Presentation: Campfire Grill 

 

2013 Taste of Blount Winners

Best Appetizer: Flaherty's Irish Pub
Best Beverage: Vienna Coffee House
Best Sandwich: Full Service BBQ
Best Main Course: Rocky's Jamaica Sunrise
Best Dessert: Chadwick's Churn
Best Presentation: Vienna Coffee House
Best Overall: Rocky's Jamaica Sunrise 

 

2012 Taste of Blount Winners

Best Appetizer: Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine & Sushi Bar
Best Beverage: Vienna Coffee House
Best Sandwich: Full Service BBQ
Best Main Course: Rocky's Jamaica Sunrise
Best Dessert: Chadwick's Churn
Best Presentation: Vintage Garden Tea Room
Best Overall: Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine & Sushi Bar


2011 Taste of Blount Winners

Best Appetizer: Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine & Sushi Bar
Best Beverage: Vienna Coffee House
Best Sandwich: Smoky Mountain Brewery
Best Main Course: Rocky's Jamaica Sunrise
Best Dessert: Sister Heart Sweets
Best Presentation: Food City Maryville
Best Overall: Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine & Sushi Bar


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