ELIZABETH, NJ - Food lovers had a lot to look forward to on Monday night at the Rotary Club of Elizabeth’s 13th Annual “Taste of Elizabeth” event. The event gives businesses from all over Union County and beyond a chance to come out and show off their culinary talents and products. 

“Our 13th annual Taste of Elizabeth may very well be the best one yet. There was no shortage of restaurants, and other food and beverage vendors that look to participate, and we consistently get well over 300 guests who enjoy a terrific meal,” said Doug Harris, Chairman of the Taste of Elizabeth. “The ultimate beneficiary is our community, as all proceeds go to deserving organizations that serve the great people of Elizabeth.”

The event hosted at the Renaissance Hotel in Elizabeth gave everyone that came out, a chance to taste food from some of the best restaurants in Union County such as:

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BarCode, Bayway Liquors, CATB Liquor Import, Charles Jacquin Cie, Inc., Chevy’s Fresh Mex. Come Grow With Us Gardens, Climax Brewing Co., Thomas A. Edison Academy Culinary Arts School, Elizabeth High School Interact Club, First Republic Restaurant & Lounge, Gallo Wine Sales of NJ, Garcia’s Liquor Depot, Garden Restaurant, IKEA Restaurant, Italian Products USA, Liberty Hall Museum, Nicastro Gourmet Sauces, Noches de Colombia, Pinho Bakery, Red Knot at Galloping Hill, Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel, Rio Rodizio, Senor Sangria, ShopRite of Clark, Sonic Drive In – Elizabeth, Tequila Bistro, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Tropicana Diner & Bakery, Tumi International Restaurant, Valenca Restaurant and Warinanco Sports Center.

There were also some newcomers to this years event. Making their debuts were:

  • Cubachon, Elizabeth
  • Dozen Roses Wines, Bergenfield 
  • Pita Shack, Union
  • Portugal Express, Elizabeth 
  • The Tavern at Ashbrook, Scotch Plains
  • The brand new El Nacho’s Tequila Cantina, Elizabeth

This year the Rotary Club of Elizabeth is celebrating 102 years of service to the Greater Elizabeth Community. Funds from the event enables the Rotary Club to continue to provide financial grants to local non-profit agencies and to provide college scholarships through the Albert & Louise Davis Scholarship Fund of the Rotary Club of Elizabeth, Inc.  Since its founding in 1986, the Davis Fund has provided a total of $608,000 in scholarships to 338 students. 


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