How often do you get to try 20 restaurants in one day?
That’s exactly what festival goers get to experience at the Great Taste of the Heights this Saturday at the All Saints Catholic Community campus, 215 E. 10th St, from 5 – 10 p.m.
Fourteen years ago, the All Saints Catholic Community decided to add flavor to its family fun bazaar to generate fundraising dollars to achieve financial goals it had in place.
All Saints invited restaurants to sample their best signature dishes to the community and to compete for one of three awards, which are The Best Bite, The Best Decorations and The Most Fun (best personality).
Almost a decade-and-a-half later, the event is now hosting 20 area restaurants. According to event director and co-founder Kerry Mooney, Great Taste of the Heights expects more than 1,000 guests.
In addition to the snacks, Checkered Past and the 2019 Heights High School Bulldog Jazz Band will perform. There will also be a silent auction and a “Kid’s Korner.”
This year the servings will include BB’s Café’s homemade chicken and andouille sausage gumbo, BCK Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures’ roasted street corn, Bellagreen’s white chocolate bread pudding, Bernie’s burger bus’s Preschool and Kindergartener sliders, Calle Onze’s taquitos chicken, Dish Society’s pork belly bites, Juice Girl and Over The Moon’s dairy-free chocolate chip ice cream and green apple ade, La Fresca Pizza’s hand-tossed assorted pizzas, Mary’z Cuisine’s Kafta Kabob with rice and tahini, Mastrantos’ carrots over carrots, Max’s Wine Dive’s rabbit tacos, Neo Baguette’s Moroccan meatballs and chicken grilled portobello, Postino’s brie & apple, prosciutto & fig and spicy pepper jam with goat cheese bruschetta, Sing’s wide rice noodle with Chinese sausage and BBQ pork, Snooze’s Gochajang braised pork belly with poblano grit cake, Sonoma Wine Bar’s baked artichoke & spinach dip with ciabatta, The Barking Pig’s pimento cheese sliders, The Tasting Room’s tuna tartar and a surprise dish from The Classic.
Presale tickets are available for $25 at greattasteoftheheights.com, Eclectic Home at 345 W. 19th St. or C&D Hardware, 314 E. 11th St. Tickets will be $35 at the door, if available. Kids 10 and under can enter with their parents and share their samples.
All proceeds from ticket sales and bar sales will go toward the All Saints Catholic Community and the ministries that support All Saint’s endeavors.