5 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

This year Taste of Howard County commemorates the 5th Anniversary of the opening of Gilchrist Center Howard County. Join us for tastings of local eateries, live and silent auctions and a cash raffle!

Tickets are $100 in advance and $125 at the door.
$25 of the ticket is not tax-deductible.


Enter for a chance to win $10,000!
(1) $5000 grand prize (1) $3000 prize (1) $2000 prize
Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100

2016 Participating Restaurants
A huge thank you to the following restaurants, who so kindly offer their time and delicious fare. Please keep them in mind when making your dining decisions. Their support makes it possible to have the "Taste" in Taste of Howard County!

Absolutely Perfect Catering

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar

Alexandra's American Fusion

  Baldwin's Station 

Clyde's of Columbia 

Coho Grill


The Iron Bridge Wine Company 

 The Kings Contrivance

Leelynn's Dining Room & Lounge 

The Melting Pot 


  The Rumor Mill

Seasons 52  

Smokin' Hot Bar & Grille  

Tino's Italian Bistro  

  Ten Oaks Tavern 

Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant

   Touche' Touchet Bakery and Pastry Shoppe

Twist & Turn Tavern

 Xitomate Cocina Mexicana  

 Orinoco Coffee & Tea Sapidus Farms - Oyster Bar    Scoop & Paddle Ice Cream   



Craft Beer Tastings  


Bourbon Tastings 

Flying Dog Brewery


Basil Hayden

Manor Hill Brewing


Knob Hill

Union Craft Brewing


Maker's Mark    

Specialty Ice Cream
Scoop & Paddle Ice Cream Co.
Specialty Coffee
Orinoco Coffee & Tea


2016 Sponsors

The support of our generous sponsors (many support us year-after-year) is overwhelming. Proceeds from Taste of Howard County benefit Gilchrist Center Howard County, our inpatient facility in Columbia.


Presenting Sponsor

Bob Lucido Team of Keller Williams Integrity & Lakeside Title Company

Executive Chef

Antwerpen Toyota The Paine & Abbott Families  Lorien Health Systems/Mangione Family Foundation 
Betsy & Sonny Richardson   Harry H. Witzke Family Funeral Home  
Dembo Jones


Hoenes Family Foundation    

  Howard County General Hospital

The Marksmen Company

W. Lee Thomas     

  Larry T. Weiss Co., Inc.    

CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield

Central Maryland Radiation Oncology


Dignity Memoria - SCI Funeral Homes & Cemeteries

Haugh Family Charitable Foundation


  Maryland Oncology & Hemotology  

Linda Ostovitz  


  Tulkoff Food Products, Inc


Bon Vivant


BrightStar Care of Howard County  

CDMI Landscaping

 Chiron Technology Services, Inc

   Circle D Farm

    Corporate Office Properties Trust

Alicyn Delzoppo of the Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster, Inc.


Eyre Bus, Tour & Travel

 Lutheran Village of Miller's Grant

 OX Orthodontix - Drs. Hickory & Selnick

PCI Strategic Management, LLC

 Slack Funeral Home

Sport Automotive


The Vertical Connection Carpet One 


Janet Ziffer  





Betty and Alec Adams

Boender Properties

Candle Light Funeral Home

C.F. Sauer Foodservice

The Columbia Bank

Cossentino & Sons Remodeling and Design

Edward G. Rahll & Sons

The Flower Basket  

Haight Funeral Home

Howard County Association of Realtors

Ken Griffin Plumbing Services, Inc.

Miller Brothers Chevrolet-Cadillac

  Mimi O'Donnell 

In Memory of Catherine Anderson Niziol   

Pinnacle Advisory Group

       Offit Kurman  

 Revere Bank

S&K Roofing  

Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc. 

Somerford of Columbia

Walsh & Company 


West End Service



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