August 14, 2009

Taste of Peoria Winner

By Eric Shangraw

July 15, 2010 Updated Nov 5, 2009 at 11:28 AM CDT

Read about the Taste of Peoria winners in the today's Peoria Journal Star. Friday, August 14, 2009; Local Section: page B3

Twin Towers Cafe took second place in Appetizer catagory for its' Roasted Pablano Chili and Corn Soup. This was my number one pick while acting as a tasting judge. I did not get to sample the first place winner: Qdoba Mexican Grill's Chips and Queso appetizer.

They broke us into two groups: blind tasting.

Cracker Pepper Catering took first for Best Casual Entree for Italian beef sandwich. That was also a favorite of mine. Came with a pepper stuck in the top. Very tender and nicely seasoned meat.

Thanks again to Keith Dutton of Bloomington for suggestion that we check out Wild Berries in Normal. His e to me was spot-on.