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Just a little taste

The Washington Daily News staff recently completed its annual “Profile” magazine — it will soon be delivered to WDN customers and in newspaper boxes across the county. As with every year, there is a theme, and this year’s theme is “Made in Beaufort County.”

There are many interesting things made in Beaufort County, from little-known products of local industry to the people who were born and raised here. One challenge when it came down to choosing those things to highlight was food.

There is some fine food made within the county limits. From Spoon River’s farm-to-table culinary creations to Down on Main’s chicken wings; from Carryout by Chrislyn’s take-out meals to Rachel K’s melt-in-your-mouth chocolate croissants, there is plenty of fine food to be shared with a night out, or in, amongst friends and family.

At one special event, local foodies can taste them all. Thursday night, these restaurants and more will have samples of their most fabulous fare at Taste the Good Life in Little Washington. Arts of the Pamlico’s Turnage Theatre will be packed with attendees of this returning event hosted by the Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce and Washington Harbor District Alliance.

It’s a worthwhile event — one that gives restaurants the chance to show off their finest cuisine and introduces potential customers to restaurants, and dishes, they might want to revisit. It’s also one of many events, such as Smoke on the Water, Washington Summer Festival, Marine Market and the East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival, Bath Fest, Aurora Fossil Festival, PTRF Oyster Roast and more, that put the county on a larger map, one consulted by people who live farther away than us locals. They bring visitors to town, and those visitors spend money, which in turn supports the local economy and local families.

It’s a good cause and for those living in Beaufort County, tasting the “Good Life in Little Washington” is just a ticket and a short drive away.

For more information about Taste the Good Life in Little Washington, visit www.wbcchamber.com or call 252-946-9168.