The Community Awareness Committee of the Greater Hazleton of Commerce announces the 10th Annual Tastes of Greater Hazleton. The event will feature a sampling of signature dishes and products from twenty restaurants and businesses from throughout Greater Hazleton.
It is open to the public and will take place on Sunday, October 15th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm at the Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton, located at 50 Moisey Drive in Hazle Township. According to Anna Jean Onuschak, committee and event chair, “This has been a sell-out event since its inception, so we really encourage folks to purchase their tickets in advance, since typically we do not have many to sell at the door.”
To date participating restaurants and businesses include: Alta Pizzeria & Pasta House, Brass Buckle Restaurant, Cinema & Drafthouse, Coffee Service, Crystal Lounge, Frankie’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, Giant Food Stores, G Plus Deli, Honey Hole Winery, Keystone Job Corps Center, McDonald's, T. Verrastro Beer Distributor, The Pines Eatery & Spirits, Sophia Coxe Foundation, Top of the 80’s Restaurant and Victoria’s Candies.
According to Ann Jean Onuschak, committee and event chair, “We are very pleased to have such a great variety of Hazleton area restaurants and businesses represented at this event. The Chamber is always looking for ways in which to promote the entire Greater Hazleton Area and we feel that this event will certainly assist us in promoting many of the fine establishments that are located right here in Greater Hazleton.”
Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door and can be purchased online at hazletonchamber.org (online calendar), at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce office which is located at 8 West Broad Street, Mezzanine Level in Downtown Hazleton or the Standard Speaker which is located at 21 N. Wyoming Street in Downtown Hazleton. Tickets allow you to receive a sampling from each of the participating restaurants or businesses and enter you for a chance to win tons of doorprizes.
In addition to the samplings, the committee has coordinated three cooking demonstrations to take place which include presentation by Alta Pizzeria & Pasta House, Brass Buckle Restaurant and Top of the 80’s Restaurant. Each will present a cooking demonstration and all attendees will be invited to sample each of their dishes once completed.
Sponsors for this event include: Luzerne County Visitors Bureau, The Kitchen Gallery & Design Center Inc., CTC Manufacturing, WYLN TV 35, SamSon Productions, Standard Speaker, Panorama Community Magazine, Poder Latino, El Mensajero, The Printmark Group, T. Verrastro Beer Distributor, Lehigh Valley Hospital Network, Citizens Publishing and NEPA Tent Rentals.
All proceeds from this event will benefit community projects coordinated by the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce.
For more information on the event contact the Chamber office, at 20 W. Broad Street in downtown Hazleton, call 455-1509, email or visit www.hazletonchamber.org.
PICTURED IN PHOTO:
Standing from the left Pat Verrastro, T. Verrastro Beer Distributor, Grand Prize Sponsor and Chamber Community Awareness Committee Member and Mike Kemchinsky, Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton, event location sponsor. Sitting from the left is Florie McNelis, PPL and Chamber Community Awareness Committee Member; Melissa Curto, Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton, event location sponsor and Anna Jean Onuschak, Top of the 80’s Restaurant and Chamber Community Awareness Committee Member.