In response to the current gathering restrictions, Taste of Muskegon will take place on September 24th and 25th this year, with the chance that they will be more relaxed by the fall.
“We talked with many of the restaurant and food truck owners and it was very clear that returning the event to the park was everyone’s first choice. To make that happen in June would mean a significant decrease in the size of the festival. We hope that by moving to the fall we can gather in greater numbers. It’s so exciting to think of being together as a community again,” said Ann Meisch, director of Taste of Muskegon. “Just think of all the fall flavors Muskegon’s best chefs will be able to incorporate into their Taste menus!”
The date change is expected to be temporary with the festival returning to the third weekend in June of 2022. To mark the week Taste has always occupied, Taste will host a virtual Taste of Muskegon event June 12-19. It will feature Taste flights being offered at restaurants as they did during Taste 2020. Here are a few of the delectable offerings from Taste 2020.
Bone Ends: Monte Cristo
Mylan's Waterfront Grill: Confit Duck
Yodel's Frozen Yogurt
The past year has been especially difficult for locally-owned independent restaurants. In response, Taste of Muskegon has added mini-events to encourage patronage including Taste Bingo in December 2020, cooking demos and the current promotion of Rock the Restaurants in collaboration with Rock 101.7 and iHeart Radio. Taste will soon be premiering Taste of Muskegon Minced, a take on the Food Network show Chopped.
Stay tuned, as Macaroni Kid is also partnering with Taste of Muskegon for some food and fun throughout the year! You won't want to miss all the deliciousness coming your way! Which local restaurants are your favorite? Let us know so we can connect with them and get them in on the fun.
Taste of Muskegon is produced by the Downtown Development Authority. To learn more about the restaurants and events at Taste of Muskegon 2021, visit their website.
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