If the thought of either meats dipped in cheese-flavored fondues or maybe, flat crusted pizzas piled high with fresh vegetables or perhaps, cupcakes filled with chocolate buttercream makes your mouth water, you won’t want to miss the Taste of Troy event.
Now in its 21st year, the city's original taste fest is back. On March 3, 35 nearby restaurants will bring their eats to the San Marino Club and showcase what Troy cuisine is all about. All proceeds from the event, sponsored this year by PNC Bank, will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Troy.
"Come hungry!" said Cindy Stewart, Troy Boys & Girls Club Board Member and Chair of the Taste of Troy event. "There are so many great things under one roof."
Each year, a different theme highlights the event. This year's theme is Motor City Flavors. Guests will experience Motown music, classic cars and fashion as well as live and silent auctions, a raffle and more as they sample and sip the afternoon away. Students from Troy and Troy Athens High Schools will be on hand volunteering.
Over 1,200 youth belong to the Boys & Girls Club of Troy, a non-profit organization that provides educational and recreational activities as well as counseling programs to children, ages 6-18. The Club seeks to create a safe and positive environment that enables its members to transition into responsible, self-reliant and caring adults.
Restaurant and food establishments that will be present at the 2013 Taste of Troy include Dickey's Barbecue Pit, The Melting Pot, El Charro, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Shield's Pizzeria, Just Baked, Achatz Handmade Pie Company, Ocean Prime, Kona Grill and many others.
Taste of Troy will be held March 3 from 1-4 p.m. at the San Marino Club on Big Beaver Road. Advance tickets are $40 and can be ordered by calling the Boys & Girls Club of Troy at 248-689-1687. Tickets purchased at the event are $50.