The Taste

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Event Hours are 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Liberty Park, 286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness

Parking and Directions
Gates open 3 p.m. with live music 
Vendors Open
7:30 p.m. Winners Announced 
Tickets on sale in 2018
More information on the Taste's Food Competition

The Taste 2017
EP Block

2017 Participating Restaurants & Food Trucks


Cattle Dog Roasters
Winner of Golden Ticket to compete in the World Food Championship under Sandwiches. Also, winner of the "Chef Specialty" competition for the best dish of the chef's choice.

Rising Sun Bistro
Proud participant
World Fusion
Placed as 3rd for best "Chef Specialty" for coco shrimp in a very close race for the top three spots.


Barn Goddess Barbeque Food Truck
Winner of the 1st Golden Ticket to compete in the World Food Championships under steak. She also swept the competition and won four categories: Barbecue, Chicken, Sandwich and Steak. 

Smokin Good BBQ Food Truck
Proud participant

Southern Event Catering and Barbecue 
Proud participant

Sonny’s BBQ
Proud participant

Unique Finds

Jamaican Jerk Hut
Proud participant

My Cousin Vinny Roast Beef
2nd Runner up for Best Sandwich and ranked well for best dessert

OMG Pretzel Bites
Was the choice of the people! Won the popular vote.

Light My Fire Pizza
Placed 2nd with best overall chicken dish

Local Favorites

Papa John's Pizza
Proud participant

Pine Street Pub & The Cove
Winner of best dessert for their bread pudding and seafood for their lobster mac and cheese. 


Lynn’s Ice Cream & Belgian Waffles
Proud participant

Pop Fusions
Placed 2nd under desserts for its key lime pie pop. 
CCEFA portion of the proceeds will benefit the Citrus County Education Foundation.