Taste of Westmoreland 2016

This is the 24th year that Congregation Emanu-El Israel brings the “Taste” to Westmoreland County. Each year the “Taste” welcomes springtime to Westmoreland County. Last year more than 1,000 people came to “taste” more than 30 premier restaurants and caterers of Westmoreland County. The Student Union at The University of Pittsburgh (Greensburg Campus) was transformed into a festival of food, friendship and most of all, FUN! Thanks to the generous support of area merchants, salons, gift shops and supermarkets, Congregation Emanu-El Israel was able to give away valuable door prizes throughout this very fun-filled and affordable family evening.

The event showcases the very best of Westmoreland County’s eclectic restaurant offerings. The “Taste” is a tremendous asset to our community, one which increases commerce, encourages tourism and showcases the quality of life right here in our hometown.

Other larger communities that have similar events include: Cincinnati, OH; Boston, MA; Greater Hartford, CT; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Tacoma, WA and Dallas, TX. The “Taste of Westmoreland” places Greensburg and Westmoreland County in a very elite group of communities who realize the value of such an event to the growth and sustainability of their communities.

Fill your plates with the best Westmoreland County has to offer and sit down, relax and visit with family and friends! There will be a large Chinese auction, Randy Bish of the Tribune Review will be on hand to do caricatures, and, as always, door prizes and our famous Silent Auction!

Taste of Westmoreland in the News

March 3, 2011
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Taste of Westmoreland set for March 12

March 9, 2010
Trib Live
Taste offers a big bite of Westmoreland eateries

March 19, 2010
Setonian Online
Over 1,000 people attend “Taste of Westmoreland”

Food Drive



Bring a canned food item and receive a free ticket (limit one per event ticket holder) to use in the auction!

Randy Bish



Randy Bish has been drawing editorial cartoons at the Tribune-Review since 1985. His cartoons are syndicated by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. You may find his work in The Charles Schulz Museum and George Washington's Estate at Mount Vernon. They have appeared on Good Morning, America, Fox News, C-Span, and CNN. He is the proud father of five children.