Taste of Parker County leaves patrons full, happy

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Savory to sweet, people’s palettes were pleased Thursday at the Taste of Parker County.

The annual event, which took place at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Clubhouse, is a fundraiser for the Weatherford College Foundation.

Food from several popular restaurants in and around Weatherford and Parker County, including Rosa’s Cafe, Taco Cabana, Starbucks, Golden Moon, The Wild Mushroom, Chicken Express and a host of others, was offered up in hopes of earning the attendees’ votes and claiming top billing in several categories. Some newcomers also present this year were Short Chef Creations, whose carved watermelon was an eye-catching item at its booth, and Copper Creek.

Winners were as follows:

Best Overall: Fish Creek

Most Unique

First Place: The Wild Mushroom

Second Place: Fish Creek

Third Place: (tie) Copper Creek and Short Chef Creations.

Best Appetizer

First Place: Fish Creek

Second Place: Copper Creek

Third Place: Wild Mushroom

First Place: 2 Outlaws

Second Place: Fish Creek

Third Place: Boo-Ray’s

Best Dessert

First Place: Boo-Ray’s of New Orleans

Second Place: Yogurt Story

Third Place: Short Chef Creations

Best Beverage

First Place: Chicken Express

Second Place: Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.

Third Place: Golden Moon

Best Décor

First Place: Short Chef Creations

Second Place: Fish Creek

Third Place: (tie) Rosa’s Café and Boo-Ray’s of New Orleans

In addition to the tasty treats, staff from Weatherford College handed out water and soft drinks and made sure all plates and tables were cleared.

“This is one of our favorite nights of the year,” said Brent Baker, executive director of the WC Foundation. “No speaker, no program…the star of the night is the food.”

Baker said more than 300 people attended Thursday and that the event will raise somewhere in the neighborhood of $20,000 for the WC Foundation.

Sponsors this year were Southwest Auto Group, First National Bank of Weatherford and Plains Capital Bank.

Melissa Winn, 817-594-9902, Ext. 104 Twitter: @scoopmdw3701

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