The 24th Annual Taste of Troy fundraiser on March 6 was definitely a successful Tailgate TasteFest based on the mouth-watering food prepared by Troy’s finest restaurants and food establishments and their decorative display booths. Restaurants and attendees dressed in their favorite sports jerseys and the theme carried over to many of the Live and Silent Auction items.
The annual food-tasting event offered samplings from 29 area restaurants with a Tailgate TasteFest theme this year, along with emcee and popular WDIV Channel 4 Meteorologist Andrew Humphrey, and fabulous live and silent auction items.
Participating restaurants were judged by a panel of food connoisseurs in the Critics’ Choice categories, and attendees voted for their favorites in the People’s Choice categories.
Top honors for Critics’ Choice:
- Best Appetizer/Soup/Salad – McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks
(Salmon Mousse Black Seafood Cones)
- Best Casual Entrée – Billy Sim’s Barbeque
(Pulled Pork Sliders)
- Best Entrée – Ocean Prime
(Bourbon Braised Short Ribs)
- Best Dessert – Edible Arrangements
(Chocolate Covered Fruit)
- Best Beverage – Priya Indian Cuisine
- Best Display – Tim Hortons
(Sports related booth)
Winners under the People’s Choice:
- Best Appetizer/Soup/Salad – P.F. Chang’s
(Chicken Lettuce Wraps)
- Best Casual Entrée – Café Sushi
(California Roll & Avocado, Asparagus, Cucumber Roll)
- Best Entrée – Orchid Café
(Grilled Salmon with Thai BBQ Sauce)
- Best Dessert – Just Baked
(Kickoff Cupcakes in a Variety of Flavors)
- Best Beverage – Tim Hortons
(Delicious Tim Hortons Coffee)
- Best Display – Granite City
(Sports related themed booth with fun games)
A Special Recognition Award was presented to PNC Bank for their generous commitment as the 2016 Major Sponsor.
“We want to thank everyone who helped make this year’s event such a huge success,” said Cindy Stewart, Taste of Troy Chairperson. “Our attendance was excellent, and early tallying indicates we did outstanding on the Live and Silent Auctions. Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy an afternoon of fun and great food while supporting a great cause. Also special thanks to our emcee WDIV Meteorologist Andrew Humphrey who has supported the Boys & Girls Club of Troy for 10 years! Thanks to his hard work, the Live Auction brought in record profits again this year. We also had a very popular caricaturist, Darrell Swift, donating his time to add to the fun.”
During the event, attendees sampled food from the following premier restaurant and food establishments, including: Achatz Handmade Pie Company, Beaumont Health System, Billy Sims Barbeque, Café Sushi, Cedar Grille, Edible Arrangements, El Charro, Estia Greek Street Food, Granite City Food & Brewery, Ingram’s Candies, Just Baked Cupcake Shop, Kona Grill, La Marsa, Maggiano's Little Italy, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks, The Melting Pot, Noodles & Company, Ocean Prime Troy, Orchid Café, Papa Vino’s Italian Kitchen, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Picano’s Italian Grille, Priya Indian Cuisine, Ridley’s Bakery Café, Shield’s of Troy, Smashburger, Sy Thai, Tim Hortons Troy and Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt.
Major Sponsor: PNC Bank; Event Sponsor: San Marino Club; Corporate Sponsors: HAP, Flagstar Bank, Beaumont Children’s Hospital, and The Suburban Collection; Café Sponsors: Boulevard Health Center/Cherrywood Nursing & Living Center; Genisys Credit Union, HMS Mfg. Co, Kiwanis Club of Troy, Meritor, Mike Savoie Chevrolet and Molina Healthcare; Media Sponsor: Hour Magazine and Troy Times.
Mark your calendars for the 25th annual Taste of Troy on Sunday, March 5, 2017.
The Boys & Girls Club of Troy at 3670 John R, is a non-profit youth development organization that provides educational and recreational activities, in addition to mentoring programs, to more than 1,200 children, ages 6 to 18, in the tri-county area. The Club’s positive environment enables members to become responsible, self-reliant, caring adults.
Contact: Cindy Stewart, BGCT Board Member and Chair of the Taste of Troy event, 248.524.1147 or email@example.com.