Half a dozen local food and beverage establishments snagged top honors during the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce's Taste It Broomfield event.
Nothing Bundt Cakes took home two awards; Best sweet treat and Best taste for a variety of cake samples including: chocolate-chip, red-velvet, strawberries and cream, lemon and chocolate raspberry.
After capturing best sweet treat honors in 2019, Nothing Bundt Cakes owner Lauren Robydek was thrilled to repeat the feat, while also winning the newly established best taste award.
“It’s nice to be having events again,” she said.
Infinitus Pie won Best entree while Bonefish Grill brought home Best savory bite with its Bang Bang Shrimp.
After one year at his post, Bonefish Grill Kitchen Manager Josh Ruiz was thrilled to join owner Melissa Peacock in accepting the best savory bite award.
“It was a new experience,” he said.
Hollan-Dazed won Best rise and shine by sharing its breakfast treats. Beverages were not left out of the event. Wonderland Brewing Co. took the Best alcoholic beverage award, while Ziggi’s Coffee accepted the Best non-alcoholic beverage award.Chamber officials estimate the event attracted one of the top three largest crowds ever seen at the event.
“We were thrilled with the turnout,” Chamber President/CEO Pat Monacelli said.
After canceling in 2020 and holding a scaled-back version last year, participants were all smiles last month, Monacelli said.
“There’s a lot of excitement to get back out,” he said.
The annual affair was expanded in 2019 to include a host of chamber partner nonprofits, which returned again this year after being sidelined during the pandemic.
“The first time was very successful,” Monacelli said.
The community-focused shindig is one of the largest gatherings orchestrated by the chamber, with 20 nonprofits, 14 local businesses and 30 restaurants and breweries in attendance this year, Monacelli said.
“The format that we’ve hit on seems to really work,” he said.