(By Sally Beane/Chewelah Independent)
You may be stepping over curbs at Taste of Chewelah, but there won’t be any need to curb your appetite. “Foodies” (and everyone else who likes good food) will enjoy tasty samples from a number of local eateries. Think ahi tuna, tortilla soup, mexi street tacos, rotelli artichoke salad, porcini-crimini mushroom soup, sweet and sour chicken, and more.
This year’s event, sponsored by Chewelah Arts Guild, is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 4:30-8:30 p.m. in downtown Chewelah. Restaurants will serve from 4:30-7 p.m. followed by an amazing variety of cupcakes and a silent art auction at Quartzite Brewing Company. Auction bids will be tallied from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. when winners will be named.
Contributing to the 2018 menu will be ChewVino Wine Bar, KISS Gourmet, Rusty Putter Bar and Grill, Mondo’s Italian Café, El Ranchito Family Mexican Restaurant, Sportsman Bar and Grill, The Bread Box and Westside Pizza. Also, if building completion goes according to schedule, Fired Up Pizza will participate as part of their grand opening, according to owner Gary Parker.
On this year’s ticket, you will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite “Taste” by dropping your selection into a box at the brewery and CAG will give a People’s Choice Award to the winning restaurant.
For those who crave music with their meals, how about drumming, fiddling, piano playing and the guitar? A number of musicians will be playing both on the street and in establishments, while art lovers will find exhibits by local artists at many Taste locales, including the The Trail’s End Gallery, which always stays open for Taste.
All proceeds go towards funding the art-related events and scholarships sponsored by Chewelah Arts Guild throughout the year.
Ticket are now available at Valley Drug, Best to buy soon as sales are limited to 250 tickets. Cost is $12.50. children 8 and under are free.