Last week, I had the honor of attending the 5th annual Taste of Pikesville event at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel.  This was my first time attending the event and I was pretty impressed.  For starters I didn’t know there was such a variety of restaurants in the Pikesville area.  We sampled cuisines such as Indian, Mexican, Uzbek, American, Peruvian, Italian, Island and Japanese.  There was also a raffle giving away gift cards for some of the Pikesville merchants.  In addition to the 40 + food vendors, there were also liquor vendors serving wine, margaritas, tequila and vodka.

My top three favorites from the event were…

Shrimp Salad from North Oaks
Herb Cajun Salmon from Island Quizine
Seafood Tortellini from Simply Elegant Catering

I guess you can say I liked all the seafood options.  Each guest was given a blue plastic chip to place in the box at the table of their overall favorite.  My chip went to Island Quizine and they won! There were also 11 guest judges that voted on other categories and after all was said and done the winners were…

People’s Choice

Winner: Island Quizine
Runner Up: For the Love of Food

Best Taste

1st place: FutureCare
2nd place: Pikes Cinema Bar and Grill
3rd place: North Oaks

Most Creative

1st place: Gourmet Again
2nd place: Eleven Courses
3rd place: North Oaks

Best Presentation

1st place: Wegmans
2nd place: Bagby Pizza
3rd place: Eleven Courses

Best New Vendor

1st place: Silk Road
2nd place: Mr. Chan Asian Bistro
3rd place tie: Eleven Courses, The Perfect Gourmet, KoDee Cakes, Miski Peruvian Charbroiled Chicken

Best Beverage

1st place: Great Shoals
2nd place: Southern Tequila
3rd place: Mezcal Mexican Restaurant & Bar

In addition to my favorites, I sampled maaaaaaany of the other food and beverage options.










The Taste Of Pikesville was an all-you-can-sample event so you know I left there stuffed and satisfied.

Have you eaten at any of the restaurants above?  What was your favorite?  Leave a comment below and let me know.

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