Sunday, October 4, 2009

First Taste of Buffalo an Appetizing Affair

I wrote another article recently for the Wright County Drummer! This time instead of a new park, it's a new local community event. The very first Taste of Buffalo was a huge success and I am glad to have had the chance to cover it:
Nearly 300 people descended upon the first annual Taste of Buffalo, held on September 24th, 2009, at the Buffalo Civic Center. Organized by the Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Bankwest, Coborn's and McDonald's of Buffalo, the name might be a little misleading. Restaurants, caterers, bar and grills, even grocery stores and gas stations from throughout Wright County and beyond were there to share their culinary creations with the public.

The Taste of Buffalo was born out of a desire to promote the 280 local businesses involved with the Chamber. At other big events that happen in Wright County, like the fair and the Arts & Crafts Festival, area businesses can get overshadowed by vendors that come from all over the Midwest region. This was a chance to highlight products and services offered by organizations located here in the community.

For three hours, the civic center's main room was a grand dining hall. Booths bedecked in maroon and white lined the length of the walls, each one offering attendees everything from bruschetta and Reubens to brownies and cheesecake. At the center of the hall, people could sit down to eat at dozens of tables adorned with linen tablecloths and floral centerpieces. Musicians took stage at the center and far end of the room, supplying diners with entertainment while they ate. White holiday lights were strung across the ceiling, providing some twinkling mood lighting for the occasion.
This story has been removed from The Drummer's website now, but the rest of it can be read here.

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