Take a taste Tuesday
You can sample food from local restaurants next week at the 14th annual Taste of the Tri-Cities, a showcase of local dishes and unique goods and services.
“It’s a complete date night, it’s a perfect evening. You can come in and get a beverage from the cash bar, and walk around and nibble” said Polly Krier, the event’s planner.
The restaurant showcase and trade show takes place Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Red Robinson Show Theatre at the Boulevard Casino, and will feature 55 vendors and 23 restaurants from the Tri-Cities. Tickets cost $35 in advance or $40 at the door (plus HST), and include all food tastings. The event will feature music from KoKo Soul.
“It’s a great value. For $35, you can walk in the door and get plenty to eat, get terrific music and network with the community, and see what great businesses we have, that some people do not know about,” Krier said.
Participating businesses include caterers, fitness centres, artisans, community organizations and charities. Longtime participants, Richard and Cris Florian, co-owners of Me-n-Ed’s Pizza on Austin Avenue, will be on hand to offer samples of a variety of pizzas.
“It’s a great community event,” said Richard Florian.
The event is paired with the Spirit of Community Awards. “It’s a way of celebrating the people in the community that make it a better place” said Cathy Burpee, chair of Society for Community Development. “It’s a social event with lots of good food.”
• For more information, call 604-861-8650 or visit www.thetaste.ca.