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Taste of the Bluegrass 2019

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The 39th Taste of the Bluegrass was on Friday, May 17th at Keeneland’s Keene Barn. More than 60 of the region’s best restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries offered tastes of their best foods and drinks. There were several vendors from the Summit and Nicholasville Road area including Chicken Salad Chick, Crank & Boom, European Delights, Mi Pequeña Hacienda, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and Total Wine.

Photo by Austin Johnson

Taste of the Bluegrass is God Pantry Food Banks’ annual fundraiser. This unique fundraiser allows attendees to sample food and drinks all night, listen to live music from The Mercy Men and participate in a silent auction. Through this event and other partnerships, God’s Pantry Food Bank provides more than 121,400 meals every day for hungry people in Central and Eastern Kentucky across our 50-county service area.

Among the judges was Jason Smith, the self-taught cook and baker from Grayson, Kentucky, who is currently a judge of Best Baker in America. Smith joined the judges’ team to find the best dessert made with his “southern trinity” of bacon, bourbon and butter. The winner of the Southern Trinity Dessert award was Sweet LiLu’s.

Photo by Austin Johnson

Taste of the Bluegrass is a great way to experience the best food and drinks in the bluegrass while supporting a great charity. This event allows patrons to sample foods they may never order at the restaurant, and gives them the opportunity to speak with the chefs, brewers and experienced team members of their favorite local establishments.

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