The Pikesville Chamber of Commerce’s recent event was a succulent showcase of delicious dishes and other delights.

More than 400 foodies, beer and wine connoisseurs and others turned out recently for the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce’s sixth annual “Taste of Pikesville” gala, held in two ballrooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pikesville-Baltimore North.

The event is a festive and sumptuous showcase of some of the signature dishes and beverages of the restaurants, bistros and catering outfits based in Pikesville and its surrounding areas. Adding to the festivities were music, raffle prizes, contests and celebrity judges.

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In total, 56 vendors – representing 40-45 restaurants and caterers — served up food, beer, wine and liquor for attendees. A portion of the proceeds from the gala benefitted the Baltimore Hunger Project, a nonprofit dedicated to feeding hungry children in the area.

“Once again, the ‘Taste of Pikesville’ brought together the community to support two great organizations – the Pikesville Chamber and the Baltimore Hunger Project,” said Jessica Normington, the chamber’s executive director. “No one left hungry, that is for sure!  Every restaurant brought their ‘A game’ for this event, and we look forward to hosting again next year.”

Jmore was a VIF (“Very Important Foodie”) sponsor of the event.

The winners in the judged competitions included: “Best Taste,” Island Quizine (Runner-Up: North Oaks); “Most Creative,” Pearlstone Center (Runner-Up: For the Love of Food); “Best New Vendor,” Citron (Runner-Up: Teriyaki Madness and UFood Grill); “Best Presentation,” Island Quizine (Runner-Up: Simply Elegant); “Best Dessert,” Citron (Runner-Up: Linwoods); and “Best Beverage,” the Baltimore Whiskey Company (Runner-Up: Mezcal Mexican Restaurant & Bar). 

For information about the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce, visit

Top photo: Balt. Co. Councilwoman Vicki Almond, Fred Rohlfing, Mark Pressman, pres. of Pikesville Chamber board of directors. (Photo by Steve Ruark)




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