I'm guessing word got out about what a great party it is, or maybe people were especially impressed by this year's strong slate of competitors: Charles Phillips of 1808 Grille, Ashley Quick of Flyte, John Stephenson of Fido, Laura Wilson of The Turnip Truck Urban Fare, and the intriguing new guy in town, Matt Bolus of Watermark.
And this year more than 30 great restaurants have signed on to serve samples at the extravaganza, which takes place 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Even Bites' own dashing man about town, Chris Chamberlain, is in on the action, serving as a judge. As always, the proceeds help the great work of the Martha O'Bryan Center.
Anyway, anyone who was hoping to score some last-minute tix is out of luck — the event is completely sold out. Oh, well, better luck next year, and don't worry — we'll give you a juicy recap on Bites.