Taste of the Triangle Food Festival Returns to Beaumont for its 40th Year

Taste of the Triangle

On March 1, the annual Taste of the Triangle festival in Beaumont is returning, and features some of the best barbecue, Cajun food and sinful desserts in the Golden Triangle. Some 39 restaurants, bars and caterers from Beaumont, Port Arthur, Nederland, Orange and Vidor will be throwing down in the food competition.

This is the Sabine Area Restaurant Association’s 40th year hosting the event that benefits Lamar University’s Hospitality Management Program, The Texas Restaurant Association’s Education Foundation, and educational and professional development for the Texas Chefs Association

The contestants come from all over southeast Texas and represent area bars, restaurants and food producers. They will be creating small bites and beverages for all attendees, and will be judged on “Best Booth Decoration” and three places for “Best Restaurant.” This year’s food entries includes Korean food (Ko Korean Grill), smoked meats (1701 Barbecue) and desserts from bakeries such as Sugar Mamma Confections. Guests are also invited to sample wine and beer from local wineries and pubs.

The event will be emceed by the triangle’s legendary radio host, Al Caldwell. His morning show has been waking up with area residents for 42 years. This is his 40th year hosting the competition. 

Gator Country, the region’s animal rescue and restaurant, is bringing some friends along to greet guests, and a live performance by The Big Show is sure to rock the house. VIP tickets at $150 will get you and a buddy into the venue to sample everything before the crowds, and general admission is just $30 a person. Go online to purchase tickets

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