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Taste of West Virginia 2018 in Morgantown coming up!

So excited that one of my favorite yearly events is coming up! Join me in Morgantown next week for Taste of West Virginia — all for a good cause!

MORGANTOWN, WV, June 8, 2018 – Come and delight your taste buds at the 10th Annual Taste of West Virginia on June 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place. The event will showcase some of the finest restaurants and specialty foods from around Morgantown and the region.It provides a perfect opportunity to sample cuisine from over 20 restaurants – all in one place. The restaurants will compete for six culinary awards during the event: Best Savory Dish, Best Sweet Dish, Best Presentation, People’s Choice, Most Original and Taste of West Virginia.

Participating restaurants include Boston Beanery, Bourbon Prime, Bridgeport Conference Center, Cody’s, Crab Shack Caribba, 1863 Grill, Hill & Hollow, The Lakehouse, Mia Margherita Coal Fired Pizzeria, Morgantown Brewing Company, Morgantown Flour & Feed, Mountaineer Tap House, PeppeBroni’s Pizza, The Preston County Inn, The Rambling Root, Ridge Roasters, Sargasso, Saute’ by Rene’, Smokin Jacks Restaurant & Bar, Table9, Tailpipes, Tin 202, Tiffany’s, Tutto Gelato Cafe, and Vagabond Kitchen.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Red Cross of Northeast West Virginia to provide disaster relief assistance to members of the community who experience a fire, flood or other disaster. Attendees will turn compassion into action by supporting the Red Cross when people need it the most.

Tickets are $25 per person or $40 for couples, they can be purchased at www.redcross.org/tasteofwv or at the door the evening of the event.

Corporate sponsors include March-Westin, Mylan, City National Bank, Alpha Associates, First Energy, Jackson Kelly, Thrasher and Med Express. Media sponsors include The Dominion Post, WCLG, The River 93.1 and Morgan 92.1. Additional sponsorship opportunities still available.

The judges panel will include: Mike Costello, Chef & Farmer, Lost Creek Farm, which was featured May 2018 on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown; Brittany Furbee, a 2017 Taste of America Recipe Challenge winner; Anne Hart, owner and executive chef at Provence Market Café (Bridgeport); Candace Nelson, author of The West Virginia Pepperoni Roll; and Tim Urbanic, Chef & Co-Founder, Cafe Cimino Country Inn (Sutton).

For more information on the event, please call 304-598-9500 or visit www.redcross.org/tasteofwv. If you would like to support this event or volunteer, call Jason Keeling, Executive Director at jason.keeling2@redcross.org or at (304) 598-9500.

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Candace Nelson
I'm Candace Nelson, and I am a West Virginia University alumna. I currently work in public relations. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in professional writing and editing, Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a focus on news-editorial (minor in Business Administration) and Master of Science in Journalism. I have a passion for reading, writing, religion, feminism, media, storytelling, West Virginia and all things local - specifically food. I fully believe in supporting the local economy and culture. As a lifelong Appalachian, I value the state and the fruits it creates.

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