Taste of Peoria - 2008
The 27th Annual Taste of Peoria was held on Wednesday, August 13th, 2008, from 4 - 11 p.m. at Festival Park on the Peoria riverfront.
This was a great opportunity to sample some of Peoria's tasty tidbits and listen to some great music.
These local restaurants offered samples of their appetizers, entrees, desserts, and drinks.
For pictures of the 2008 Taste of Peoria competition, please visit www.TasteOfPeoria.com.
These local restaurants participated:
1. Hick'ry Stick - Hickory Smoked Ribs, and Rib Tips, pulled beef brisket, & Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork.
2. Jane's Ice Box - Cookies n Cream Molli Coolz and Mint Molli Coolz.
3. Panda House - Crab Rangoon & Sweet Sour Chicken
4. Bennigan's / Holiday Inn City Centre - Guiness Chicken & Chocolate Decadence Cake.
5. Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe - Mrgarita Fajitas & Sopapillas.
6. Willy's Tamales - Homemade Tamale & Pork Chop
7. Culver's of East Peoria - Turtle Sundae and BBQ Sandwich
8. Kelleher's Irish Pub & Eatery - Chicken Hot Pot & Black & Tan Float made with Guiness Ice Cream
9. Gracie's - Chocolate Scoog Pie, Baklava, BBQ Beef Brisket, & Pig Wings w/ choice of sauce
10. Pottstown Meat & Deli - Black Forest Pork Chops & Wild Caught Salmon Burgers
11. Smoothie King - Strawberry X-treme Smoothie
12. Hickory River Smokehouse - Pulled Pork Sandwich, Polish Sausage, Chopped Beef Brisket Sandwich, Hickory Smoked Baby Back Ribs
13. Carnegie's 501 - Meatloaf Sliders & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
14. Thanh Linh Vietnamese Restaurant - Chicken Skewers, Spicy Chicken Lemon Grass, Crab Meat Rangoon & Egg Roll
15. TGI Friday's - Fried Green Beans
16. Old Chicago - Pepperoni Rolls & 6 Cheese Pizza
17. Shang Hai Express - Egg Roll & Sesame Chicken
18. Haddad's Restaurant - Gyro & Cabbage Rolls
19. Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Drunken Steak Skewer & Cannoli
20. Peking Restaurant - Beef Shish Kabob & Fried Rice
21. Uncle Bob's Homemade Ice Cream - Chocolate Raspberry Truffle or Butter Pecan Ice Cream
22. CiCi's Pizza - Brownies & Single Topping Pizza
23. Papa Murphy's Pizza - Pepperoni Pizza & Gourmet Chicken Garlic Pizza
24. McAlister's Deli - Iced Tea & Club
25. Tequila's Mexican Bar & Grill - Chicken Taquitos, Flan, Beef Chimichangas, and Chicken Chimichangas
The Taste of Peoria is brought to you by PACE at www.PeoriaEvents.com.