The Union Recorder

Local News

September 13, 2013

Velvet Elvis sweeps Taste of Milledgeville

MILLEDGEVILLE — Milledgeville Main Street and the First Friday Committee hosted the second annual Taste of Milledgeville, Friday, Sept. 6.

Taste of Milledgeville was home to a variety of restaurants throughout Milledgeville offering different food samples for Taste attendees to enjoy.

This year the Velvet Elvis swiped the competition by coming in first place in all three categories.

“I am very excited and honored to win all three categories. We were hoping to win one of the categories but all three is truly a blessing, so thank you to all that voted for us, my staff, and to everyone that participated,” Chris Howington, co-owner of the Velvet Elvis, said

Before the event kicked off, hungry Taste attendees came early to purchase tickets, and by the time the event started at 6 p.m. the downtown sidewalks were full of people ready to enjoy the samples provided.

The First Friday Committee allowed Taste attendees to vote on their favorite taste, presentation and restaurant of the year.

At last year’s Taste of Milledgeville, it was a close race with a different winner in each category. Velvet Elvis won Best Taste in 2012.

More than 2,500 tickets were sold during Taste of Milledgeville, making its second year a success.   

Milledgeville Main Street and the First Friday Committee thank each and every restaurant that participated in the Taste of Milledgeville, as well as the community for supporting this event.

Without the community support it could not have been such a success. Main Street relies on the downtown restaurants to participate in this event as the biggest fundraiser to continue First Fridays throughout the year.

“First Fridays have really taken off and the community has come to expect fun and activity downtown during these events,” Main Street Director Carlee Schulte said. “We are so thankful to the participating retail stores and restaurants that stay open and support First Fridays.”


Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
NDN Video
Under Armour Launches Biggest Women's Campaign with Inspiring Ad NYPD chokehold death of Eric Garner was homicide: medical examiner Christina Aguilera Pulls a Demi Moore! Man with no arms throws first pitch Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Is Justin Bieber Dating a Model? Guardians of the Galaxy (Trailer) 'Sharknado 2:' Hottest Memes Surfing The Net Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Recapping a Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2"