Last Tuesday marked the 14th annual Taste of Somerville. The event, which took place at the Holiday Inn on Washinton St., showcased some of the best offerings around from over 30 local restaurants. More than 500 guests were in attendance, whose proceeds went to benefit Respond, New England’s first domestic violence agency.
In reference to the food, I’m not even sure where to begin. The event was HUGE, taking over three separate rooms in the hotel’s lobby. There were definitely some major hits, with a few misses along the way, but if you’ve been looking for an excuse to get yourself out to Somerville, the restaurants represented below present more than just a few!
Be prepared to feel full just from looking…
The first thing I tried was the homemade Lobster Ravioli from Mount Vernon’s, which set a great tone for the event. It was #totesAMAZE.
Orleans Fried Green Tomato Slider topped with crab salad and a chipotle aioli.
Spaghetti and Meatballs from Johnny D’s
Then I came accross this antipasto spread courtesy of Accardi & Sons, which totally looks like the back drop to an erotic dream I had the other night.
Highland Kitchen was serving up some scumptious Chicken Gumbo, complete with corn bread croutons.
The most popular eatery at the party was by far Redbones. I couldn’t walk more then five feet without hearing someone say “where’s Redbones?!”
Fried Chicken & Mac n’ Cheese from Precinct.
Beef Tacos courtesy of PJ Ryan’s
El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill was killing it with the Chicken Taquitos, and their homemade salsa was pretty amazing.
Even though I was no where ready for dessert, I couldn’t resist a mini choco-chip cookiedough cupcake from Kick Ass Cupcakes
I was also a fan of the Plantain & Tortilla Crostinis from new Caribbean style tapas bar Casa B.