Sample the Swannanoa Valley with Rock the Taste

Asheville Citizen Times

It’s time for “Rock the Taste,” happening Wednesday, May 3 from 5:30-7 p.m. at White Horse Black Mountain. Advance tickets, $25, are available at the Chamber Visitor Center (tickets at the door, if available, will be $35). Will-call tickets may be charged at 669-2300.

The evening is a festive feast of great local food, desserts, beer, wine and more.

This annual culinary event is presented by the Black Mountain-Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce.

“The chamber is very proud of the quality and quantity of our local dining options, and this event is to ‘showcase’ them,” said Bob McMurray, the chamber’s executive director. “We encourage visitors and residents to know and enjoy the many great options available in the Valley.”

To date, this year’s participants include My Father’s Pizza and Pasta, Red Rocker Inn & Restaurant, Black Mountain Bistro, Traditions Bakery, Louise’s Kitchen, Pepperonis Gourmet Pizza, Roots & Fruits, Pisgah Brewing, Lookout Brewing, Biltmore Company and Pepsi.

Restaurants will be competing for the following awards: Best of Show, Best Local Dish, Best Dessert, Best Brew and Best Display.