Taste of Hickory 2013

Taste of Hickory 2013

The Hickory Elks Lodge and Lady Elks will be sponsoring Taste of Hickory on May 19, 2013 from 4-7pm at the Hickory Elks Lodge in Downtown Hickory NC.

It will be showcasing local restaurants competing for Best Taste of Hickory:

  •  Hickory Crawdads
  • Hickory Tavern
  • Highland Ave.
  • Liazzo’s
  • J. McCroskey’s Irish Pub & Grill
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Conover Tavern
  • Di-Lishi Yogurt
  • Santorini Grill
  • Let Them Eat Cake
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Backstreets
  • DaVinci’s
  • Eat, Drink, Be Local
  • Groucho’s Deli
  • Hickory Elks Lodge
  • L & L Catering
  • Lazy Dog Saloon
  • Richter Scale Catering
  • Sipes Meats
  • Tasteful Beans
  • Trips

Carolina breweries and wineries will also be represented:

  • Best of Beers
  • United Beverage
  • Associated Brands
  • Empire Distributing
  • Lake James Cellars
  • Raintree Winery


Hickory is a community full of talented chefs, brew masters, wine makers, and coffee brewers.
In addition to great food there will also be great entertainment. There will be a musical performance by local talent Ulysees Long.

Only 500 tickets will be sold, and will be available for sale on Friday April 19, 2013.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.  No one under 21 will be admitted and proper ID must be presented.


Proceeds from the event will go to the many community outreach programs that the Elks and Lady Elks sponsor including Veterans Programs, Youth Activities and Scholarships, Catawba Valley Backpack Program, the Helping Hands Program, and many Children’s Charities.

Taste of Hickory is sponsored by:

  • ZLOOP Computer and Electronics Recycling Centers
  • Ashley’s Heating & Air, Holbrook Landscaping
  • Mike Johnson’s Hickory Toyota
  • Republic Services
  • City of Hickory’s “Life. Well Crafted.” brand
  • Carolina Tape & Supply
  • Holbrook Landscaping


The following businesses have provided sponsorship and donations:

  • Allegra Print and Imaging
  • Apparel Technology
  • Broome Insurance
  • Focus News
  • Hickory Smokehouse BBQ
  • Huffman Hosiery
  • Johnson and Waters University
  • Josh’s On the Square
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Panera Bread
  • Post Office BBQ
  • Quality Water
  • Texas Roadhouse


For more information, to sponsor the event, to become a vendor, and to purchase tickets visit the Taste of Hickory Facebook page or call The Hickory Elks Lodge at (828) 322-2527.

Tickets will also be for sale at the Hickory Elks Lodge, Santorini Grill and the Hickory Wine Shop.

Hickory NC Elks Lodge
Hickory Elks Lodge
356 Main Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601

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