Downtown Lufkin Hosts Annual Tasting Event


Downtown Lufkin is once again transforming into a food and wine lovers' paradise during the annual Corks and Forks tasting event, from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, February 4, at The Regal, a new downtown venue at 119 N. First St.

Corks and Forks offers Lufkin’s finest chefs the opportunity to showcase their tastiest appetizers and desserts paired with great wines and champagnes. 

Bryan Harkness and his band perform live music throughout the evening.

"Corks and Forks is always a fun evening," said Tara Watson-Watkins, executive director of the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau. "You take great food expertly paired with great drinks, add some fantastic live music and great friends and you have a recipe for an unforgettable night. This year we're also excited to showcase one of Lufkin's new event venues."

The Regal Event Venue is one of the original buildings in downtown Lufkin's Cotton Square. It was originally home to the first shopping outlet in town, the original Bealls Clothing Store, and has also housed a furniture/appliances store and a dance studio. The building was renovated in 2015.

Corks and Forks tickets are just $30 each and can be purchased at the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1615 S. Chestnut St., or by calling 936.633.0359. Tickets are limited.

Check out for a complete list of all the tasty treats local restaurants are preparing and the many wonderful wines and champagnes the participating wineries will serve. Some of the drinks available to sample include: St. Verny Le Pinot Noir; Mnage à Trois Gold, Pinot Grigio and Prosecco; Gamba Family Ranches Zinfandel; Frontera Midnight Blend Cabernet and Chardonnay; Stiletto; RM Bourbon Cask Cabernet; Gum Drop Moscato, Pink Moscato and Sweet Red; Tin Roof Cabernet and Chardonnay; Bogle Bubbly Pinot Grigio and Bubbly Moscato; Mama Mia Red and White; Quady Electric Red; and Charles Smith Merlot, Rose, Eve Chardonnay and CS Cabernet.

Corks and Forks is brought to you by Brookshire Brothers, The Regal and the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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