Taste of Macomb adds to State of County celebration

16120_10152416181716651_1606023443859381311_nMacomb County Executive Mark Hackel delivered his fourth annual State of the County Address to a crowd of more than 1,200 business leaders, local dignitaries and county employees. It was a celebration of the hard work and successes that have occurred in Macomb County.

The speech was followed by the Taste of Macomb afterglow, also in its fourth year. Organized by the County Executive’s Office, the Taste of Macomb is a great networking opportunity, where attendees can catch up and talk shop, share holiday plans and enjoy a festive night at the Lorenzo Cultural Center at Macomb Community College.

1601451_10152415069211651_8855101753548009495_nIt’s also a night where attendees of the speech are treated to a free strolling meal complimentary of local Macomb County businesses offering their best eats. The following companies were generous enough to make their food available at the event:

Achatz Handmade Pie Co. Luciano’s Restaurant
Andiamo Luigi’s Original Restaurant
Little Camille’s by the Bay MacRay Banquet & Event Center
Bath City Bistro Garden Fresh Gourmet
Brio Tuscan Grille National Coney Island
Buffalo Wild Wings Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace
Chef Raymone Catering P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
Ciccarelli’s Sports Bar The Palazzo Grande
Clintondale Continuing Education Center Rec Bowl
Crank’s Catering Seeburger’s  Cheeseburgers
Crews Inn Selfridge Golf Club
Dickey’s BBQ Pit Three Blind Mice Irish Pub
J. Baldwin’s Restaurant Twisted Rooster
Jet’s Pizza Westview Orchards Adventure Farm and Winery
John Barleycorn’s White Castle
Leong’s 21 Restaurant Zuccaro’s Banquet and Catering

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These businesses cover the spectrum of restaurant styles, cuisines and geography in Macomb,  and attendees are treated to the full variety of offerings. The State of the County Address highlights all of the progress that has been made, but the Taste of Macomb really showcases the variety of dining opportunities that exist in Macomb.

The Lorenzo Cultural Center is an excellent venue choice to have this event as well. It is known for its excellent culinary abilities. The majority of the attendees who stuck around to enjoy a few hours of tasting went home stuffed! Check out some of the photos from the event on the County Executive Facebook page, and make sure to RSVP for your spot when the event returns next year in 2015.

Nick Posavetz is an Associate Planner for Macomb County, often providing content for the Make Macomb Your Home website and associated social media accounts. If you have something you’d like to feature on Make Macomb Your Home, reach out to him at posavetz@macombgov.org.

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