Taste of Eastie Set for Thursday

Peaches and Cream hand out deserts during last year’s Taste of Eastie. This year’s annual food event will kick off on Thursday, January 24 at the Logan Hilton at 6 p.m.

For over two decades, the annual Taste of Eastie has become 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.

This year’s 23rd Annual Taste of Eastie will kick off at the Logan Hilton Hotel on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m.

Each 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.

EBMS Director Max Gruner commented that the thirty or so participating restaurants are a great reflection of the diversity, hard work, and entrepreneurship that make Eastie’s culinary scene one of the best in the state.

Food and fun highlight this wonderful evening that also includes raffles and auctions. Over 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.

Whether you are already an Eastie-food addict or looking to try food from fantastic neighborhood restaurants for the first time, this is your night.

As in years past,  Taste of Eastie will feature a silent auction and raffle. Last year, more than 300 Eastie residents and residents from neighboring communities reached into their pockets and gave something back to Eastie by supporting this long standing fundraiser to 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.

Gruner added that the event is more than a culinary showcase and has evolved into a community gathering that celebrates Eastie’s diversity, pageantry and love of friends and family. Tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-eastie-2019-tickets-53630246511. For more details or questions please contact EBMS at [email protected] or call (617) 561-1044.

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