Taste of Milledgeville Winner Announced | Business
Milledgeville, GA- Milledgeville Main Street and the First Friday Committee hosted the second annual Taste of Milledgeville, Friday, September 6th. Taste of Milledgeville was home to a variety of restaurants throughout Milledgeville that offered a number of different food samples for Taste attendees to enjoy.
Before the event kicked off, hungry Taste attendees came early to purchase tickets and by the time the event started at 6:00pm the downtown sidewalks were full of people ready to enjoy the yummy samples provided. More than 2500 tickets were sold during Taste of Milledgeville making its second year a success.
Just like last year the First Friday Committee decided to once again spice up the event with a friendly competition between the restaurants, by allowing Taste attendees the opportunity to vote on their favorite taste, presentation, and restaurant of the year. At last year’s Taste of Milledgeville it was a close race with a different winner in each category. The line outside of this restaurant could’ve been a sign! This year the Velvet Elvis swiped the competition by coming in first place in ALL three categories.
At the 2012 Taste of Milledgeville, Velvet Elvis was the winner of Best Taste.
Chris Howington, co-owner of the Velvet Elvis says “I am very excited and honored to win all three categories. We were hoping to win one of the categories but all three is truly a blessing so thank you to all that voted for us, my staff, and to everyone that participated!”
Milledgeville Main Street and the First Friday Committee thank each and every restaurant that participated in the Taste of Milledgeville as well as the community for coming out to enjoy and support this event. Without the community support it could not have been such a success. Main Street relies on the downtown restaurants to participate in this event as the biggest fundraiser to continue First Fridays throughout the year.
Main Street Director, Carlee Schulte states, “First Fridays have really taken off and the community has come to expect fun and activity downtown during these events. We are so thankful to the participating retail stores and restaurants that stay open and support First Fridays.”