Support the Taste of Eastie

Eastie residents will again put aside those post holiday and carb conscience diets next Tuesday during the 18th Annual Taste of Eastie. A local culinary tradition that brings the neighborhood and old friends together through food, the event’s success has long been attributed to its perfect blend of community, camaraderie and cuisine—and this year will be no exception.

Every year the event’s organizer, East Boston Main Streets (EBMS), captures the experience of bringing friends and family together to enjoy great food, each other’s company and celebrate the community—because in Eastie, dinner is as much about spending time with friends and family as it is about the food.

This year’s event is slated to take place at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. Food and fun highlight this wonderful evening including raffles and auctions. Thirty local food merchants will showcase their delicious cuisine, including tastes from South and Central America, the Mediterranean, China, the Middle East, Italy and Australia.

This will be a great event and a great way to showcase the various restaurants that dot the Main Streets district.

Again, Taste of Eastie features a silent auction and raffle.

Last year, more than 400 Eastie residents and residents from neighboring communities reached into their pockets and gave something back to Eastie by supporting this longstanding fundraiser in support of EBMS. The event raised nearly $20,000 to fund EBMS’s community improvement projects.

Restaurants from Eastie and surrounding communities will again pitch in to help EBMS pull off another successful Taste of Eastie and at the same time showcased their cooking talents.

As in years past some Eastie’s many residents—many of whom are self-professed food aficionados, sampled the food.

This event is more than a culinary showcase; a Taste of Eastie is a community gathering that celebrates East Boston’s diversity, pageantry and love of friends and family. The event is successful not only because it highlights East Boston’s exemplary cuisine, but because it brings people together; young and old, students and professionals, businesses and civic groups. The community really rallies around this event.

Tickets are $35.00 and can be purchased by going online to or in person at MP&CO or the Main Streets office at 146 Maverick Street.

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