I would like to see the restaurants moved into the 'mall'... the tent was cold... then hot.. then cold... the lines were horrible... I know that not a lot of people will say anything, but, there were people around me complaining about the hour plus wait to taste anything. Put the whole "Christmas in the City" in the mall... where it belongs... not in a tent... there's plenty of room in there, and no reason to rent a tent, pay for the heat, etc.. A good concept, however, needs to be moved to a different venue.. the mall!! or the 'City Centre' .... to mingle with the other vendors.... it would work much better.... if anyone else has an opinion that waited over an hour, please feel free.
Winners from BID's 'Taste of the Holidays' announced
Submitted by Howard Owens on December 8, 2011 - 9:07am
Downtown Batavia – The first “Taste Of The Holidays” hosted by the Batavia Business Improvement District, which took place on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, was a huge success. More than 400 people attended the Friday night tastings under the Holiday Tent.
Seven area restaurants participated and three winners were selected by the people as the “Best of…The Taste of the Holidays” based upon their favorite tastings.
First place went to the B.I.D.’s own Sunny’s Restaurant,12 Batavia City Centre, for their outstanding Artichoke French and Vodka Pasta dishes. Second place went to Delavan’s, 107 Evans St., for their scrumptious Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onions, and in third place was Batavia’s Original, 500 E. Main St., for their delicious Specialty Pizzas. Other participants were: Coffee Culture, Molasses Hill, O’Lacy’s Irish Pub and T.F. Brown’s. All should be congratulated as they made the debut of this event most successful.
Three individuals who won the gift certificates were: Jeff Allen from Oakfield, Darrell and Janet Smith from Medina, and Carrie Lawrence from Batavia.
Jeff Allen from Oakfield said, “Hope this is a tradition that will grow.”
We hope so, too, and encourage more area restaurants to join us next year. Any restaurants who are interested in participating or individuals who would like being on the committee for the 2012 “Taste of the Holidays,” please let us know by calling Don Burkel at the B.I.D.: 344-0900.