Foodies have fun at annual festival

June 4, 2013 by  

Food lovers in Canton, Ohio, had a great time May 22 and 23, sampling wares from local restaurants and other food vendors.

More than 5,000 people attended the annual event, known as the ‘Taste of Canton’, which was held at Market Square in the city’s downtown. Under a pristine white tent, diners were able to sample great cuisine from establishments around the area.

Some of the offerings included broccolini, pasta, and meatballs from Tozzi’s Restaurant, while Bender’s Tavern served a seafood entree, along with beurre blanc (a butter sauce). This is the same dish Bender’s served in New Orleans at the ‘Taste of the NFL’. The Canton Club served up pork loin in cherry sauce, served with roasted veggies, while other venues offered such fare as beef brisket sandwiches, brats, and peanut butter spread.

The event began as a one-day festival and expanded to a second day to make room for the number of people who attended. Superintendent of Canton City Schools Adrian Allison ate lunch with Faith Kittoe, the Assistant Superintendent, and noted he was glad the event had added another day, so he was able to return for lunch. His sentiments were echoed by others, including Billy Ludwig, who said he had returned to have the same meal a second time, since it was so good.

In addition to great food, there was live entertainment both days.

Next year, the event organizers could work with a flyer printing expert to devise a hand-out that shows exactly which restaurants are attending, and where they are located.