Get those taste buds ready


By Christine Bryant
Staff Writer

The Taste of Reynoldsburg eating affair provides a flavorful sample of delicious foods the area offers.

This year’s event will take place from 4-8 p.m. July 18 at Huber Park, 1520 Davidson Drive.

Now in its 20th year, the event organized by the Reynoldsburg Chamber of Commerce includes live music, entertainment for children and a silent auction.

“The Taste is about showcasing our businesses and, of course, our restaurants that work hard to serve and give back to the community,” said Anna Truex, who is serving as the chair of the event’s planning committee.

A large variety of foods will be on hand, from Carnival Ice Cream’s frozen treats to sandwiches from multiple vendors, ribs and pork by Idle-A-While, coconut shrimp from Tall Timbers, Greek street food from Pitabilities and Max and Erma’s tortilla soup. Also participating are Holly Hills, Culver’s, Jet’s Pizza, 3DX Food Truck, Chick-Fil-A, Honey Baked Ham and others, including Rev Cafe, which will serve finger foods such as chicken wraps and mozzarella sticks.

The cost to attend is free, though each dish costs a few dollars to sample.

“Samples can run anywhere from $2 to $4 so they will be able to get a variety of treats, but won’t have to pay for what they don’t want,” Truex said.

In addition to a variety of food, the event will feature the live jazz band Mac Flava, a bounce house for children and a silent auction that will benefit the HEART Food Pantry. The Reynoldsburg Division of Police’s motorcycle and horse unit also will attend the event, Truex said.

“Truro Township will have its ladder trucks out and fun games for kids to educate them about how they put out fires,” she said.

Now in its 20th year, Truex said organizers aimed to bring in vendors who have not participated in previous years.

“We feel that this year will be bigger than some of the previous years and we even incorporated some new details, such as the live jazz band that seems to be growing in popularity within central Ohio,” she said. “We want to be able to offer the community what they want to see and what will speak to a wide variety of individuals and families.”

For information, call the Reynoldsburg Area Chamber of Commerce at (614) 866-4753.

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