Taste of Williamson draws largest turnout ever


March 18, 2016


Thanks to generous sponsors, participating restaurants, volunteers and those who sold and bought tickets, Taste of Williamson 2016, presented by Nissan in partnership with CoolSprings Galleria, drew its largest crowd yet, estimated at more than 1,500 in attendance.

The 14th annual event raised $47,202, an increase of more than $12,000 over last year’s proceeds. These funds will go to United Way of Williamson County and its partner agencies. United Way works to advance the common good by identifying and supporting solutions that help children succeed in school, move families toward financial stability, improve access to health care and provide support when people are in crisis.

Guests enjoyed everything from appetizers and entrees to unique cocktails and delicious desserts from returning restaurants and several new ones. At the event, the room was abuzz with talk about favorite new flavors or restaurants not previously visited. Live music provided by local favorite Ron Shuff sweetened the deal.

Congratulations to the following restaurants who received awards from judges and guests:


Judges’ Choice Award (tie): Papa Boudreaux’s Cajun Café and Giardino Gourmet Salads


People’s Choice Awards

Favorite Savory: Daily Dish Cafe & Catering

Favorite Sweet: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best New Discovery: The Cafe DbyD

Most Likely to Visit Again: The Cafe DbyD

Most Festive Booth: Papa Boudreaux’s Cajun Cafe

Sponsors for Taste of Williamson 2016, presented by Nissan in partnership with CoolSprings Galleria, included Coca-Cola, Kings Bowl, WSMV Channel 4 News, TN Media Group, Mix 92.9/Jack FM, Williamson Source, Williamson Herald, Your Williamson and AM 950 WAKM, Fifth Third Bank, Publix, Tractor Supply Company, Sam’s Club, Boar’s Head, Brand Imaging Group, Brandon Creative Group and AlphaGraphics Franklin.

About United Way of Williamson County

United Way of Williamson County is committed to creating real change and measurable improvements in the day-to-day lives of thousands of people. We and more than 30 partner nonprofit organizations focus on education, financial stability, good health and rebuilding lives – the key building blocks for creating a better life. Serving the Williamson County community for more than 50 years, United Way of Williamson County works to inspire acts of caring, deliver hope and improve lives. When we work together to advance the common good, we LIVE UNITED. To find out more, please visit uwwc.org or call the office at 615-771-2312.

About CoolSprings Galleria

CoolSprings Galleria is a more than 1.1 million square-foot super-regional shopping destination featuring more than 150 stores including American Girl, Brighton Collectibles, The Cheesecake Factory, J.Crew, H&M, Pottery Barn, Pandora, The Apple Store, The Art of Shaving, White House | Black Market, Williams-Sonoma and many more. CoolSprings Galleria is anchored by Belk, Dillard’s, JCPenney, and Macy’s and is conveniently located off I-65 at exits 68 and 69, just fifteen miles south of Nashville. For additional information, find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CoolSpringsGalleria, or visit www.CoolSpringsGalleria.com