Chamber hosts Taste of Newton

COVINGTON -- For the second consecutive year, the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is offering the chance to sample the food and wares of local businesses at A Taste of Newton, a food and business expo set for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 13.

The venue has been changed from the previously advertised former Mayfield Hardware store to the third floor of the Newton County Administration Building at 1113 Usher St.

Forty local businesses and restaurants will have booths set up, and many restaurants will be giving away samples of their dishes. Restaurants signed up to participate include RLs Off the Square; Amicis; Bullritos; Mango Tango; Square Perk and others. There will also be several giveaways of business goods and services -- those who visit each booth at the event have a chance to win.

"We really wanted to showcase to residents of Newton County that we have wonderful restaurants here and great businesses," said Chamber Membership Director Lisa Baker. "September is Buy Local Month. We're really trying to emphasize that. Hey, we know you can leave the county but you have plenty here to spend your money with."

Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased at the Chamber, located at 2101 Clark Street or by calling 770-786-7510. Sponsors for A Taste of Newton are Alcovy Fitness and Wellness Center and Charter Business.

Last year's event drew about 250 people, Baker said.


will 3 years, 2 months ago

Its a shame this town does not have but one or two restaurants worth eating at. Treasure Thai is the best I hope they are there as for the others good luck I hope yopu do well. Ive lived here my entire life and we have never had many good eating establishments. I keep hearing buy local well give us something worth buying local. This town loses so much money because so many people eat out elsewhere. All we seem to get are Waffle Houses and they are a grease pit. I liked when Mr. Hall of our COC said Salem Road was a prime location for a highend restaurant, That is the head of our Chamber speaking, scarey.


Frustrated 3 years, 2 months ago

I wonder where on Salem Rd he was talking about?


will 3 years, 2 months ago

Frustrated you know where it is its right down the street from the section 8 housing complex thats next to the check cashing store on the other side of the barber shop across the street from the nail salon.


Billy 3 years, 2 months ago

There's plenty of places to eat if you're not too good for them. Applebee's, Longhorn's, El Charro, Mama Maria's, etc. Even Stalvey's has good food. I hear Atlanta has all the good restaurants; you might want to consider moving if spending $500 on a plate of food is what gets you through life...


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