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Chattahoochee gears up for Taste of Johns Creek
by Angela Spencer
aspencer@neighbornewspapers.com
August 01, 2012 09:28 AM | 1332 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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From left, co-owners of Adobo Taquerian and Tequila Bar located in Johns Creek Eimilio Ramirez and Gino Valeriani hold some of their specials that they will be featuring in the upcoming Taste of Johns Creek.
Staff / Erin Gray From left, co-owners of Adobo Taquerian and Tequila Bar located in Johns Creek Eimilio Ramirez and Gino Valeriani hold some of their specials that they will be featuring in the upcoming Taste of Johns Creek.
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Johns Creek residents will get the chance to sample local cuisine while supporting Chattahoochee sports at the fifth annual Taste of Johns Creek at the Hooch Aug. 19.

Stephanie Hillman, media contact for the event, said the Taste serves as a fundraiser for the football team, the cheerleading program and the softball team.

“It is a booster club activity that was presented to the school to see if we could fund these programs,” she said.

Hillman said the event has increased in size and participation every year and the group tries to take note of what works for future functions.

“We try to incorporate the things that work well,” she said.

Gino Valeriani, part-owner of Adobo Taqueria and Tequila Bar, said his restaurant has participated all five years.

As a “Mom and Pop” restaurant, he said it is important to him to support the Chattahoochee students.

“We think being a local and community and family owned restaurant we want to give back to the community,” he said.

Valeriani said they usually serve appetizer-type dishes at the event, but they try to showcase a variety of samples as the years go on.

“We usually try to be a little different each year,” he said.

Other participating restaurants include Outback Steakhouse, Shane’s Rib Shack and Egg Harbor Café.

This year, in addition to the food, Hillman said there will be entertainment for the whole family.

There will be a children’s zone area featuring bounce houses, face painting and balloon artists. Additionally, there will be teen-friendly activities including basketball and football throwing contests.

Students of the Music Matters Rock U School of Music Performance will be performing at the event.

“These are teenagers from middle school to high school students that have their own band,” Hillman said.

The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m. at Chattahoochee High School. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Chattahoochee High School main office at 5230 Taylor Road or by contacting Tricia Clancy at 678-333-4159 or tricia.clancy@comcast.net.

Information: www.tasteofjc.com.
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