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Celebrating Avery County’s Culinary Community; Fourth Annual ‘Taste of Avery’ to be Held Thursday, June 5

Courtesy of Avery County Chamber of Commerce

By Travis Miller

June 2, 2014. On Thursday, June 5, The Avery County Chamber of Commerce will host the fourth annual Taste of Avery event. This year’s event will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Best Western on N.C. 184 in Banner Elk.

The Taste of Avery annual event showcases a sampling of many restaurants, catering services, breweries, dairies and other culinary businesses throughout Avery County.

“Every great community has a great food event and Avery County is no exception,” said Sue Freeman, Executive Director of the Avery County Chamber of Commerce.

“It allows people to explore new opportunities. Even if you came last year, you’ll find something different.”

The event will feature indoor and outdoor seating with live music performed by Steve Fearey. In addition, there will be a cash bar selling wine and beer from local Linville Falls Winery, Plumtree Vineyards, Grandfather Vineyard and Blind Squirrel Brewery .

The price of admission is $25 for an advance ticket and $30 for a ticket at the door. To purchase an advance ticket, contact the Avery County Chamber of Commerce at 828-898-5605  or visit the Chamber office in the Shoppes of Tynecastle at the intersection of N.C. 184 and N.C. 105. Office hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

More than 20 businesses are participating this year, bringing a varied and eclectic mix of food and drink that will satisfy every palate.

Some of this year’s participants include:

Bella’s Restaurant, Italian cuisine

Gadabouts, corporate and social catering service

English Farmstead Cheese, local farm fresh cheese producers

Famous Fast Eddies, barbeque, grill and catering service

Eat Crow Cafe & Bakery, fine bakery and restaurant

Carolina Barbeque, North Carolina barbeque restaurant and catering service

Beech Mountain Beekeeping, local beekeepers and honey producers

The Pedalin’ Pig, Inc., North Carolina barbeque restaurant

The Inn at Crestwood, fine dining

Cam Ranh Bay, authentic Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine

Sorrento’s Italian Restaurant, Italian cuisine

The event has been widely popular in its three years running, selling out every year, so the Chamber advises purchasing advance tickets as soon as possible.

For more information, visit AveryCounty.com or call the Avery County Chamber of Commerce at 828-989-5605.