Once again, Ontogeny Advertising & Design was proud to be a presenting sponsor at the 6th annual Big Taste event. Thank you to the participants, sponsors and attendees for making this year another great success for local kids in need and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin.

Also, thank you to the very talented Joe.e band. The live music, Banana Split and Big Chef Showdown entertainment made this year another stand out event. It’s no wonder why Big Taste was voted one of the best fundraisers in the Wausau City Pages 2012 Best of edition.

All of the food and beverage samplings were fantastic! There were several stand out items that made it very hard to vote in the Best of Town competition. Congratulations to the participants listed below that were awarded!

We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Big taste

Big Chef Showdown winner: Joe Schulz from the Mint Café.

2013 Best of Town winners:

Best Appetizer:
Carlie and Company — Chicken Wonton Tacos

Best Soup:
Becca’s Cafe Bistro & Catering — Red Pepper & Smoked Gouda Soup

Best Salad:
Carlie and Company — Dried Cranberry & Feta Salad

Best Entrée:
Michael’s Supper Club — Seared Beef Tenderloin on a crostini, topped with farmers market roasted red pepper bruschetta and gorgonzola cheese crumbles

Best Dessert:
The Sweet Life Bakery Boutique, LLC — Pumpkin Mini Cupcake with a Bourbon Espresso Buttercream/Caramel Drizzle

Best Hand Crafted Beverage:
Great Dane — Oktoberfest

Best Overall Beverage:
Lil’ Ole Winemaker Shoppe — Wine Slushie

Best Booth Presentation:
The Sweet Life Bakery Boutique, LLC

Best Food Presentation:
Red Eye Brewing Company