‘Tasting Statesboro’ serves up community service

Erinn Williams

Last Thursday, the Statesboro community had a unique opportunity to try local dishes from restaurants and support a good cause.

The fourth annual Tasting Statesboro was held at

The best food of the night went to The Painted Chef. He created shrimp-n-grits that were simply divine. His mixture of creamy garlic jalapeño grits, shrimp, smoked sausage, diced tomatoes and chopped chives made me an instant fan. The only thing that could have been done differently is not giving out samples but an entire pot.

Wings, glorious wings. Sticky Fingers brought more wings than you can count. Not only were they delicious by themselves, but they also provided different sauces for them to be smothered in.  Your fingers will not remain sticky for long because the wings were finger licking good.

What is better than pancakes and bacon for breakfast? The answer is a maple French toast cupcake with maple cream cheese icing and bacon sprinkles. You may be apprehensive at first, but as soon as you try the first bite it will be too good to be true. Best dessert of the night.

Sugar Magnolia’s brought out an assortment of lemon squares, brownies and chewy cakes. Each one was uniquely exquisite. There was something for everybody’s sweet tooth.

Photos by: Christal Riley