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‘Taste’ Farragut Friday

A surprising number of new restaurants are participating in this year’s Taste of Farragut, and event planners are looking to that as evidence the event is taking off.

“I am thrilled with the number of restaurants participating,” said Robin Purvis of Farragut Business Alliance, the event planner.

This year, there are 23 restaurants participating in the third annual event, which will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, in front of the old Kroger off Kingston Pike.

Admission tickets to Taste of Farragut will be $25 for adults for food and drinks; $20 for adults having food only; $10 for children 12 and under and free for children 6 and under.

“We are really excited about all the new restaurants participating, like Restaurant Linderhof, a long-time Knoxville favorite restaurant. Also, some new restaurants in Farragut like Archer’s BBQ, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Southernly Sweet — specializing in cakes and sugar designs — plus Scoop’d Ice Cream and Vietnamese Bistro,” she added.

Restaurants participating this year are Archer’s BBQ, Border Tacos, Cookies by Design, Einstein Brothers Bagels, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Hibachi Factory, Jet’s Pizza, Kroger Marketplace, Meksiko Cantina, Newk’s Express Café, Oskie’s Sports Bar & Grill, Restaurant Linderhof, Scoop’d Ice Cream, Seasons Café, Shrimp Dock, Snappy Tomato, Southernly Sweet, VG’s Bakery, Vietnamese Bistro and Webster’s Deli.

“Our first year we had 10 restaurants, last year 18 and this year 23. That is an impressive growth and such a great chance to show the residents of Farragut what great places we have to select from when making our dining choices,” Purvis said.

Yvonne Kidder of Einstein Bros. Bagels, which is moving to Farragut, said, “I had wanted to do it and participate ... and they were excited about us opening up locally. We’re excited about it.”

Phil Dangel, owner of The Shrimp Dock, has participated in Taste of Farragut all three years.

“We participate so the Farragut area can get to know us, and so we can reacquaint ourselves with our current customers and meet new customers,” he said.

Wine will be provided by Farragut’s three package stores — Campbell Station Wine & Spirits, Dixie Lee Liquors and Farragut Wine & Spirits.

The event also will feature ready-to-drink cocktails, as well as live entertainment.

“The purpose of Taste of Farragut is to showcase the wonderful selections of restaurants within the town of Farragut limits. With an estimated 1,000 attendees, this will be an excellent way for restaurants — both old favorites and new — to give samples of their cuisine,” Purvis said.

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