More than 500 attendees cast their votes for the best “entree”, best “dessert” and best “drink vendor” during the 10th Annual Taste of Ocean Springs Food & Wine Festival on Thursday, May 10. Kenny Ward’s, Gulf Coast Grill and Southern Glazer Liberty have been recognized as this year’s winners of the best food and drink in town!

Kenny Ward’s with a restaurant location at 1224 Bienville Boulevard received the most votes winning the “best entrée” category for their scallops wrapped in bacon. Gulf Coast Grill located at 4505 Bienville Boulevard received the most votes for “best dessert” for their white chocolate pudding. And, the most votes for “best drink vendor” went to Southern Glazer Liberty for their tasty drink mixes.

35 local restaurants and drink vendors set up underneath white lights and white tents in the L&N Depot Plaza and offered tastes from their menus during the event. South Mississippi Living sponsored 10th anniversary commemorative plates. Live music was provided by Caution Swing Bridge. A silent auction and cooking demonstration with Becky’s Kitchen and Mississippi Seafood helped expand this year’s event.

For more information, contact the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau at 228-875-4424 and visit www.oceanspringschamber.com/taste.