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The Douglas County Events Center

The Douglas County Events Center

The CenturyLink Taste of Douglas County, the largest and premier food tasting event in Douglas County, will be held Thursday, August 18, 2016. Hours of the event are 5-8 PM at the Douglas County Events Center on the grounds of the Douglas County Fair in Castle Rock. This beautiful in door, air conditioned facility offers the perfect setting for this type of event. It also offers plenty of free parking.

“The Taste” will once again offer food samplings from some of the area’s finest food service establishments. Join the Viewhouse in Centennial, Old Stone Church, Outback Steakhouse, John Holly’s Asian Bistro, Pegasus Restaurant, Black Eyed Pea, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, B & B Cafe, India’s Castle, Casa Caliente Mexican Restaurant, Southern Hospitality Barbecue, Crave Real Burgers, and other area favorites. Over 50 food service establishments, big and small, casual and fine dining, participate.

BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR: See some of the top chefs in the county compete in a cooking competition. Judges will award a first, second, and third place trophy. Some of the participants will include last year’s winner Michael VanTrabert from the Old Stone Church, the previous year’s winner Jeff Richard from Crave Real Burgers, Adam Freisem from Manna Restaurant at the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, Mike Hernandez from Blue Nectar Innovative Mexican Grill, Chef Jeff Gebott from Southern Hospitality, A.J. Doonan from Papa Bear Catering, and Ben Litata from Rose’s Bella Cucina. Judges this year will be Teresa Farney, food editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette, and other local celebrities.

There will also be a display of the 2017 Harley-Davidson motorcycles from Rocky Mountain H-D, and the 2017 Chevrolets from Medved Autoplex.

Many restaurants also give out coupons, and attendees can also spin the prize wheel for restaurant gift certificates throughout the evening.