Katy, Texas News (September 8, 2014) – Large crowds attended the first Taste of Katy Tailgate on Aug. 20 in Old Town Katy where tailgaters had a chance to sample the fine food and drink of 17 Katy restaurants, pubs and food/drink companies. Tailgaters were asked to donate a backpack and/or school supplies for needy youth in Katy ISD.
Participating restaurants included D’Amico’s Italian Market Cafe, Babin’s Seafood House, Baker St. Pub & Grill, Hasta la Pasta, Crawfish Café, Da Vinci Ristorante Italiano, The Cellar Door, No Label Brewing Co, Zoe’s Kitchen, What’s Poppin Popcorn, Chick Fil A, Los Cucos, Midway Barbeque, Wright’s of Texas Salsa and the Snowdog Ice Cream truck.
Live music entertainment were provided by the Rankin Twins and the Justin Van Sant Band and Johnny B from KSBJ radio was broadcasting live from the tailgate party. There were inflatables, face painting, games and balloon artists, for the kids, and several Katy ISD student groups helped out at the different booths.
Underwritten by the Matt Schomburg State Farm Insurance Agency, and generously funded by the participating local restaurants and businesses, the event was completely free to the public. The only request was that attendees would provide a backpack filled with school supplies for less fortunate families in Katy ISD.
Taste o Katy Tailgate plans for next year are already underway. Over 220 backpacks and several boxes full of school supplies were donated. Schomburg matched the number of backpacks with a personal donation. “Next year we will be able to help even more children start the school year off right with the school supplies they need,” said Schomburg.