Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel delivered his fifth annual State of the County speech to a crowd of more than 1,200 business and community leaders, county employees and regional partners. It was a celebration of the hard work and another year of big successes that have occurred in Macomb County.
As always, the speech was followed by the highly anticipated Taste of Macomb afterglow. Organized by the County Executive’s Office, the Taste of Macomb is a great social event for those attending the annual State of the County. Attendees enjoyed the networking opportunity, catching up and talking shop, sharing holiday plans and enjoying a festive night at the Lorenzo Cultural Center at Macomb Community College.
This year, guests were treated to a complementary strolling meal from 32 local Macomb County businesses offering their best eats. The following companies were generous enough to make their food available at the event:
Andiamo, Aspen Restaurant, Bath City Bistro, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chef Raymone Catering, Ciccarelli’s Sports Bar, Crank’s Catering, International Market Place, J. Baldwin’s Restaurant, Jet’s Pizza, Juan Miguels, Leong’s 21 Restaurant, Little Camille’s by the Bay, Loon River Café, Luciano’s Restaurant, Luigi’s Original, MacRay Banquet & Event Center, Metry’s Crews Inn, National Coney Island, Nino Salvaggio, Noodles & Company, Palazzo Grande, Pointe Dairy, Rec Bowl, Sanders & Morley Candy Makers, Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers, Selfridge Golf Club, Three Blind Mice Irish Pub, Twisted Rooster, Westview Orchards and Winery, White Castle, and Zuccaro’s Banquet and Catering.
There was something for everyone! Appetizers, main courses, desserts and beverages covered the spectrum of restaurant styles, cuisines and geography in Macomb County. The State of the County Address highlights all of the progress that has been made in Macomb County, but the Taste of Macomb really showcases the variety of quality dining opportunities that exist here.
The Lorenzo Cultural Center is the perfect venue choice to have this event, as it is known for its excellent culinary abilities. That’s why the majority of the approximate 1,200 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 for its sixth time next year in 2016.
Nick Posavetz is a Senior Planner for Macomb County and avid Taste of Macomb participant 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.