Spatulas and spices are flying, and mouths are already watering for the culinary race among 26 Lakeway Area restaurants to be crowned “Morristown’s Tastiest” at the Taste of Morristown.

The Taste of Morristown will take place on Thursday, April 2 at Walters State Community College’s “Z” Buda Gymnasium. The doors will open to the public at 4 p.m. with service ending at 7:30 p.m.

This event directly supports Girls Inc. of Hamblen County to continue to provide hands-on, girl-centered educational and recreational programs to girls ages 6-18, something the organization has done since 1972.

General admission tickets for this event are $12 and can be purchased at the Girls Inc. Program Center or at the door for $15. For $5 more, visitors can skip the line and sit at their table while a volunteer delivers their food to them.

An even more premium option is to dine in the VIP room for just $25. Patrons can enjoy quiet music, table service, exclusive appetizers, beverages, and desserts.

Attendees can enjoy new vendors such as Ruby Tuesday and Sunrise Donuts. Returning this year are Holston’s Kitchen and No Way Jose’s. Food City and Hillbilly’s Cabin will continue their long-time support of this cause by participating for their 20th year.

Visitors can also shop more than 100 items in the silent auction, featuring deals on everything from gift cards, home décor items to once-in-a-lifetime experiences. All proceeds from the Silent Auction also directly support Girls Inc. programming.

Thanks to the $2,000 VIP sponsors of the Taste of Morristown including Rogers Petroleum, JTEKT, and Southeast Industrial Construction. Girls Inc. also extends a thank you to its $1,000 sponsors, Tuff Torq, Colortech, and GFL Environmental. Girls Inc. wants to thank all sponsors for supporting the Taste of Morristown and their mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. For more to purchase tickets, call Girls Inc. at 423-581-4430 or go by their office at 301 Sulphur Springs Road.