Taste of Muskegon announces Taste Plate Award winners

Rolling Stone Wood Fired Pizza Co. was named an honorable mention in the Best New Bite, Best Dessert, and Best Beer and Bacon categories. Courtesy Taste of Muskegon

Taste of Muskegon, which wrapped up its 14th festival Sunday, announced its Taste Plate Award winners.

The event was reformatted to comply with social distancing guidelines, taking place over 10 days across Muskegon County with 35 restaurants and food trucks participating.

Several online concerts were offered to the public, as well.

The 2020 Taste Plate Award winners are:

People’s Choice

Corine’s Cakes and Catering

Honorable mentions: Bone Ends and The Hideout

Best Taste

Mylan’s Waterfront Grille’s Sea Scallops

Honorable mentions: Abeshi Ghanaian Cuisine, Bone Ends, Hamburger Mikey, The Hideout, Kuntry Cookin’, Red Rooster Tavern

Best New Bite

Abeshi Ghanaian Cuisine’s Natty Dread Nachos

Honorable mentions: Bone Ends, Hamburger Mikey, The Hideout, Mylan’s Waterfront Grille, The Only Cannoli, Rolling Stone Wood Fired Pizza Co.

Best Dessert

Bone Ends‘ Tres Leches Bread Pudding

Honorable mentions: Drip Drop Drink Coffee, The Only Cannoli, Rolling Stone Wood Fired Pizza Co

Best Beer and Bacon presented by Tyler Sales

The Hideout‘s Slider

Honorable mentions: BIG RED’S BBQ LLC, Bone Ends, Rolling Stone Wood Fired Pizza Co.

“We changed how Taste would be experienced this year, but we worked really hard to keep all the elements and atmosphere alive,” said Ann Meisch, director of Taste of Muskegon. “Everyone seemed to have a great time. The online concerts were well attended. The Tequila Cantina class attendees had a lot of fun and the food was incredible. The goal of celebrating Muskegon’s culinary expertise and bringing new customers to our restaurants and food trucks was a success.”

Taste of Muskegon, produced by the city of Muskegon, took place June 19-28 and benefited the Muskegon Farmers Market. To learn more about Taste of Muskegon, visit its website at tasteofmuskegon.org.

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