More than forty restaurants and vendors took part in the seventh annual Taste of Stones River held on Saturday, August 24 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Belk parking lot of The Avenue Murfreesboro. The event raised $52,178 for the Primary Care & Hope Clinic. The evening included live entertainment, a kid’s fun zone with inflatables and games, and over 100 delicious food and drink samples.
Event attendees sampled the wide variety of culinary creations and cast their votes for top honors in categories including: ‘Best Entrée’, Best Dessert’, ‘Best Beverage’, ‘Best Booth’ and ‘Best Kids Zone Activity’. Total votes among new restaurants and vendors decided the ‘Best Newcomer’ category. A new category was added this year for “Best Beer”.
Restaurants/vendors receiving awards are:
- Best Entrée: The Chop House
- Best Dessert: Gigi’s Cupcakes
- Best Beverage: Stones River Total Beverages
- Best Booth: Jason’s Deli
- Best Beer: O’Possum’s
- Best Newcomer: Blue Cactus Cantina
- Best Kids Zone Activity: Space Walk of Murfreesboro
“We’re grateful to the sponsors, restaurants and thousands of attendees who helped to make this year’s event such a great success,” said June Bilbo, Taste of Stones River Committee Chair. “All proceeds will benefit the Primary Care and Hope Clinic in Murfreesboro. “
Restaurants and participants included:
The Academy of Gateway, Bar Louie, Blue Cactus Cantina, Bojangles, Carl's All Purpose Seasoning, Chop House, Chuy's, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Crystal Springs Water, Chuck E Cheese, Children’s Dentistry of Murfreesboro, Domino's Pizza, Edible Arrangements, Egg and I, Epicurean Olive Oil Co., Firehouse Subs, Five Senses, Genghis Grill, Gigi's Cupcakes, Gondolier, Goodness Gracious Café, Hooters Restaurant, Jason's Deli, Jerry Cavender’s Ice Service, Jim N Nicks, Legend's Steakhouse, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Nacho's Mexican, Mid South Mobile DJ’s, Middle Tennessee Christian School, Mimi's Café, O'Possum's Pub, Papa’s Italian Ice, Papa Murphy's Take and Bake, Papa John's Pizza, Pampered Chef, Prescott Bottling (Sundrop), Publix, Murfreesboro Pure Milk, Reeves-Sain, The Rockin’ Dog, Sam's Sports Grill, Samuel Adams (DET Distributing), Space Walk of Murfreesboro, Stones River Total Beverage, TGI Fridays, Uncle Bud’s Catfish, Which Wich.
Event sponsors included:
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Beaman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, World Outreach Church, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, HCA TriStar Health, Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund, Pinnacle Financial Partners, The Avenue Murfreesboro, and Publix Super Markets.
The Primary Care and Hope Clinic is a non-profit healthcare clinic that provides quality, affordable family health services for medically uninsured, underserved, Medicare and Medicaid families in Rutherford County and the surrounding area.
“As the need for uninsured medical services continues to rise, the Primary Care and Hope Clinic relies even more on donations and support from the community,” said Lisa Terry, Primary Care and Hope Clinic CEO. “The funds raised through the Taste of Stones River will help us continue to provide medical care to uninsured and underserved families and will also help us meet the growing demand for additional services.”