To some degree, we’re all food fanatics. Even if the cooking process isn’t your thing, you can definitely admit to having a favorite dish or restaurant that is your go-to. A Taste of Aggieland is geared towards all food-lovers and puts local Brazos Valley restaurants and their delectable creations on display. This event allows you to enjoy all your favorite local spots in one location, which could be both a dream and a disaster if your eyes are bigger than your stomach.
A Taste of Aggieland is self-described as “An Epicurean Extravaganza” with more than thirty-five local Bryan/College Station restaurants expected to attend. The event is to be held on February 21 from 5pm to 8pm at the Brazos Valley Expo in Bryan.
While the restaurants in attendance are there to showcase their items and hopefully gain some new customers, there are also winnings to be had. This is a delicious way to include everybody, attendees and competitors, in the festivities. There are winners for the following categories: overall favorite, best appetizer/side/salad, best entrée, best dessert. Locals like Napa Flats and Newk’s Eatery were among the winners during A Taste of Aggieland in 2016. Also, during the festivities, the Brazos Valley Culinary Competition is also held. Last year’s winnings went to needs at Franklin High School.
For guests, general admission runs at $30 per person. Along with regular admission, there is a new option of Prime Dining! For $100, guests will have reserved seating for dinner that will be served at 5:45pm. Dinner includes a three-course meal from local specialty restaurants, wine to pair with the foods served, and other samples from restaurants attending the event.
For local BCS restaurants wishing to partake in the fun with a booth, you can visit the BCS Chamber of Commerce website, www.bcschamber.org, for registration information. There are rules and guidelines, but a restaurant can showcase as many items on their menus as they’d like to show off what you have and what you can make
A great for a fun twist on what could be a drab dinner, or a fun new date night for those that are interested in the Prime Dining option, A Taste of Aggieland is something for you to take part in.