2023 Taste of the Town

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Dove Pointe in Salisbury was THE place to be on Thursday, June 1 for Delmarva foodies, where restaurants competed in the 14th Annual Taste of the Town with Delmarva Eats, presented by The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, Evolution Craft Brewing Company, and Southern Boys Concepts.

Throughout the event, attendees cast their votes for their favorite dishes in each of three categories – Simple Tastes representing casual, light fare; Signature Tastes, representing upscale, more refined dishes; and Delectable Desserts, representing the crème de la crème of Delmarva desserts.

Open to the public, attendees enjoyed unlimited food samples, local craft brews, and a full bar.

The Signature Tastes category winner was Market Street Inn. Owner Rob Mulford and Sous Chef Rochelle Jones presented an Argentinean Shrimp with a Summer Ratatouille which consisted of sweet chili scented grilled shrimp served over a summer ratatouille made with summer squash, sweet corn, grape tomatoes, and edamame with blistered asparagus, finished with an avocado and cilantro creme fraiche and crispy wonton.

Brew River Restaurant & Bar’s Banquet and Events Coordinator Nikki Litton and Hostess Brynn Yates served the winning Simple Tastes category dishes. Brew River offerd a Crab Cake Egg Roll made with a jumbo lump crab cake, red peppers, green onions, cabbage; and Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops with a zesty orange glaze.

The Ugly Pie took home top prize in the Delectable Desserts category. Co-Owners Heather Hall and Shaina Bounds served two absolutely heavenly desserts. Death By Chocolate was an Oreo cookie crust with layers of brownie, dark chocolate custard and homemade chocolate whipped cream. The Lemon Berry Cheesecakes was comprised of a graham cracker crust filled with a light lemon cheesecake, featuring a layer of fresh strawberries and topped with homemade whipped cream and a blueberry compote.

The night was a big success, where everyone a winner! All participating restaurants had an opportunity to showcase their specialties, and the attendees were able to try many local unique dishes all in one place. Additional participants included Bernie’s Homemade Goodies, The Candied Yam, Chelsea’s Creative Confections, The Dinner Express, Krave. A Gluten Free Shoppe, Mad Hatter Cafe, Mogan’s Oyster House, MoJo’s, Sobo’s Wine Beerstro, and Sub Runners.

Congratulations to all that participated and a huge shout out to Presenting Sponsor – Evolution Craft Brewing Co., Southern Boys Concepts, and media sponsor 47 ABC WMDT, Dove Pointe, Landmark Insurance & Financial Group, The Ross, The Voice Radio Network, and Marathon Service Company.

DELMARVA EATS is a Facebook group created by the SACC at the onset of the pandemic in an effort to support the restaurants and hospitality industry while they were striving to operate within the COVID-19 restrictions. The group provided an opportunity for local restaurants and hospitality services to inform customers on how to access their business in the ever-changing regulations imposed throughout the pandemic.

The SACC continues to promote restaurants and hospitality businesses on DELMARVA EATS and encourages you to JOIN the group, POST, and SHARE photos and information about your business or favorite local spot!

Take a look at all the deliciousness at this year’s Taste of the Town with Delmarva Eats, presented by Evolution Craft Brewing Company and Southern Boy’s Concepts!

Congratulations to this year’s winners, Market Street Inn Restaurant & Pub, winning first place in the Signature Tastes category, The Ugly Pie, taking first place in the Delectable Desserts category, and Brew River Restaurant and Bar, winning first place in the Simple Tastes category.

Thank you also to all participating restaurants, bakeries, caterers, Bernie’s Homemade Goodies | Brew River Restaurant and Bar | The Candied Yam | Chelsea’s Creative Confections | The Dinner Express | Krave. A Gluten Free Shoppe | Mad Hatter Cafe / The Looking Glass | Market Street Inn Restaurant & Pub | Mogan’s Oyster House | MoJo’s | Sobo’s Wine Beerstro | Sub Runners | The Ugly Pie; Sponsors 47 ABC – WMDT | Landmark Insurance & Financial Group | The Ross | The Voice Radio Network | Marathon Service Company; our DJ and announcer, Randy Potter of Revive Sound Productions; the wonderful staff at Dove Pointe.