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Taste of the North End Celebrates 18 Years at May 4, 2012 Event; Tickets Now Available

More than 30 local restaurants have signed on to serve their specialties at the 18th annual Taste of the North End, which will be held on Friday, May 4, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at DCR’s Steriti Memorial Rink.

For the first time ever, Taste of the North End attendees will vote for the restaurant with the best offerings. Guests can sample from more than 35 popular North End eateries showcasing a wide array of delectable appetizers, cheeses, entrees and desserts, and sip on refreshing libations from area wine and beer distributors.

There will also be a high end silent auction with hotel and restaurant packages, Boston sporting tickets, memorabilia, and more, along with a special ceremony honoring Dennis Seidenberg of the Boston Bruins for his charitable work with North End organizations.

The event will feature high-energy entertainment from North End Music and Performing Arts Center band “Crosstown.” Once again, NECN’s “TV Diner” host Billy Costa will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Tickets cost $79 until April 20, when the price increases to $99. Proceeds benefit North End Waterfront Health and other North End children and elder charities. Visit www.tasteofthenorthend.org to purchase tickets and learn more.

Participating restaurants include: Accardi & Son, Al Dente, Albert A. Russo Imports, Inc., Antico Forno, Aragosta, Artu, Bricco, Cantina Italiana, Carmelina, Dante, Ducali, Espresso Plus, Filippo, Fiore, Il Panino, J. Pace, La Summa, Lucca, Lucia Ristorante, Mamma Maria, Massimino, Mercato del Mare, Mike’s Pastry, Modern Pastry, Neptune, Pagliuca, Paul W. Marks, Pellino, Perkins, Piantedosi Baking, Sysco, Taranta, Terra Mia, The Living Room, Tresca, and Vito.

Watch NorthEndWaterfront’s video walkthrough from last year’s Taste of the North End: