Taste of Tallahassee shows lawmakers what city is all about

By: Sophia Hernandez | WCTV Eyewitness News
April 17, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – People were taking it all in Wednesday night at the Taste of Tallahassee event in the Capitol courtyard.

The event showed lawmakers, who have been passing through Tallahassee because of session, all that the city has to offer.

The event was what many called a whole lot of fun. Community members were thankful to the city for hosting the event that brought everyone out to enjoy the local flavor and scene.

It was all about showcasing the heart of Tallahassee.

Mayor John Dailey said that the event is a way to say thank you to lawmakers for supporting our community during their time in the city. Their stay helps boost economy and local businesses, and spread the word about the different activities and things to do in the Capital City.

The city hopes the event will illustrate to others Tallahassee's diverse community and all there is to do outside the realm of government. The city invited everyone to come on down and get a feel for what makes Tallahassee so special.

"We want the legislators to know about Tallahassee. We are not just a government town, or the capital of the state of Florida, but we are a thriving, welcoming, warm community," said City Commissioner Curtis Richardson.

Danny Aller, co-founder of Tallahassee Beer Society, added, "We have a lot as a community to celebrate, between our scene, our food, our craft beer, our just great community pride. It's just great to see them put something like this together. I mean, just looking around, immense sense of pride to see something like this happen today."

Aller said that seeing all those in attendance - neighbors, friends and those just passing through - was something you just had to witness. He, along with many others, hope to experience the festivities again next year.

Mayor Dailey, who was with his family, said that seeing his neighbors and friends enjoy the local vendors and company showcases why Tallahassee is the best place to live.

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