Taste of the Nation
Taste of the Nation
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About Taste of the Nation
The 15th annual Taste of the Nation Toledo will be at 5 to 10 p.m. April 25 at Fat Fish Blue at 6140 Levis Commons Blvd. in Perrysburg.

Among the national celebrity chefs are Celina Tio of Julian of Kansas City, who was named 2007 Best Chef: Midwest by the James Beard Foundation, and Chef Andy Husbands of Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel restaurants in Boston. Chef Husbands was a contestant in Season 6 of Hell's Kitchen in 2009. He placed eighth out of 17 contestants. He also is co-chairman of Boston Taste of the Nation.

Among the participating Toledo restaurants are Asian Tea Tree Bistro, Avenue Bistro, Barry's Bagels, Beirut, Byblos, Cake in a Cup, Ciao! Ristorante, City BBQ, Eston's Gourmet Creations, Evans Street Station, and Fat Fish Blue. Also, Georgio's Cafe International, Gladieux Catering, Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt, Hungry I, JB's Sarnie Shoppe, Koto Buki, La Scola Italian Grill, Manhattan's, plus Mancy's Bluewater Grille, Italian Grill, and Steakhouse. In addition, there will be Nagoya, Navy Bistro, Poco Piatti, Premier Catering, Real Seafood Co., Rockwell's, Rosie's Italian Grille, Shorty's True American Roadhouse, Stella's, Swig, The Toledo Club, Tony Packo's, TREO, Two Seasoned Chicks, Yoko Japanese Restaurant, and Zia's.

Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation supports the effort to end childhood hunger in America. Local beneficiaries are Toledo GROWs, Toledo Day Nursery, Aurora House, and Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank.

Live Music by The Bridges. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at the Fat Fish Blue Ticket Booth or at www.toledotaste.org.