The Taste spices up the evening

Diners from around the area enjoyed a variety of foods on Tuesday night at the Borger News-Herald’s Taste of Hutchinson County held at the Aluminum Dome.Over 250 people filled the Dome while eighteen restaurants served up some of the tastiest grub this side of Dallas.Offering tastes of their finest were Caprock Winery; Great Western Dining; Hilltop Bistro at Golden Plains Community Hospital; Budweiser; Bennigans; Onions; XXL Steakranch; McDonalds; Borger Country Club; United Supermarket Deli; Subway; Kentucky Fried Chicken; Lonestar Restaurant; Old Sutphens Bar-B-Q; Misty Taylor’s Velata Chocolate; Pizza Duo; Sonic and Mr. Treat Donuts.Other vendors onsite were Limu Lean; Borger News-Herald’s “What Were They Thinking?”; Anytime Fitness; French & Co. Realtors; Wells Fargo; and AdvoCare Health & Nutrition.Diners had the opportunity to vote for the restaurant serving the tastiest food. Winners are: 1) Borger Country Club; 2) Hilltop Bistro at Golden Plains Community Hospital; and 3) Great Western Dining.Running close behind these were Caprock Winery; Onions; XXL Steakranch and United Supermarket Deli.Borger Satellite Workshop clients volunteered their time to help unload and load tables, set up chairs, serve pizza and many other duties of the evening. Other volunteers were Borger News-Herald employees and their families.VIP tables were purchased by the following: Robbins & Myers Energy Systems; Phillips 66; Morton Lumber/Ace Hardware; Golden Plains Community Hospital; Agrium; Pantex Federal Credit Union; Minton-Chatwell Funeral Home; Borger Satellite Workshop; and the Phelan/Ooley Family.Event coordinator Stephanie Hooper expressed her gratitude to everyone who participated and attended The Taste. “Thank you for all the compliments and suggestions we received,” she added. “Changes will definitely be made for next year.”BNH Publisher Debra Wells said, “Turnout for The Taste was outstanding. We appreciate everyone who worked so hard to make this a reality as well as those who came to eat and visit. We’re already looking forward to next year’s Taste.”Wells added, “This was our first Taste, of course, so we made some mistakes and we did a lot of things right. We’re looking for suggestions for next year’s Taste to help make it even better. We’d also like to know what you liked most about it.”She continued, “We’re also pleased to make a $1,000 donation out of the proceeds to the Borger Satellite Workshop, a worthy cause.” The Borger Satellite Workshop provides services for people with mental and physical disabilities.To make your opinion known, you may call 806-273-5611, e-mail to or submit your opinion on the Borger News-Herald Facebook page.