Have you ever dreamed of eating your way through every single state? It can’t just be me, right?
Food + travel = life.
I mean think about it – California fish tacos, “hot dish” from Minnesota, Texas brisket, Wisconsin bratwurst, Maryland crab cakes, Louisiana gumbo….it would be one heck of a foodie adventure!
The only downside would be the time it would take to drive all over the US, right?
Luckily for us, we don’t have to head off on an epic American road trip to sample all these flavors because one of the MOST fun events of the year is coming our way – Flavored Nation!
What is Flavored Nation?
It’s an incredible, one-of-a-kind weekend event celebrating iconic dishes from all 50 states, prepared by some of the BEST chefs in the country. Gatehouse Live, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, and the Columbus Dispatch have partnered to bring back this tasty event to Columbus. This event will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Last year was the inaugural event and I loved every minute.
Some of my favorite dishes included:
But wait – there’s more!
In addition to sampling flavors from all over the country, there will be local vendors, fun demos, drink sampling, and Columbus’s beloved restaurateur Cameron Mitchell will make an appearance to talk about his new book, “Yes is the Answer! What is the Question?”
I also loved meeting all the chefs and hearing about their dishes.
When is Flavored Nation?
Flavored Nation is Aug 24 & 25. Early bird tickets are on sale for $45 and include one day admission, ten food samples, and six drink samples. A child’s ticket is $15 and includes 5 food samples. You’re also able to buy additional food samples at the event.
I’m totally bringing my six year old because last year I didn’t, and she was really sad when she saw all the yummy things I ate. #momfail
Use coupon code LATTE to save $5 off your ticket!
Check out Flavored Nation on Facebook, Instagram, or their website for more information.
If you’re feeling lucky, enter the Flavored Nation Ultimate Foodie Giveaway for a chance to win two weekend passes to the event plus unlimited food and drink samples, an overnight stay at the Hilton Columbus Downtown, a $1,000 Visa gift card, and two Flavored Nation t-shirts!
Giveaway ends August 11th.
3 thoughts on “Flavored Nation: A Culinary Road Trip in Our Own Backyard!”
I always miss this event! I already have plans both in the morning and afternoon on the 24th. But maybe I could go on the 25th…
It was so much fun last year. The food was yummy and there were a ton of things I had never heard of – like finger steaks and “hot dish” and sour cream raisin pie?!?!
I so badly want to go but my Saturday is already packed and even though Sunday is open (other than work in the AM) I need a day off to collect myself from the chaos that is my life right now. My sanity is running thin. Maybe next year!