Preview: Taste of Roslindale on Thursday Night (with 3 West Roxbury restaurants)

Restaurants are incorporating local and seasonal ingredients into their appetizing delights at the Taste of Roslindale at St. Nectarios Church.


Thursday night's Taste of Roslindale has gone thematic - with restaurants incorporating local and seasonal ingredients in their offerings.

This year's Taste expects to be more intimate, featuring passed hors d'ouevres, and cooking demonstrations. There will also be music by the Camelia Latin Jazz Band. Tickets are $40 and buys you all you can eat. There is also a cash bar.

(Buy your tickets here before the Taste on Thursday night.)

This year's Taste features 21 total restaurants, with three being from West Roxbury: West on Centre, Himalayan Bistro, and Masona Grill. This year several restaurants will tickle your taste buds at the Taste for the first time, with the freshman class made up of: Napper Tandy’s, Village Sushi, and Wapo Taco.

"This year this is our sixth year, and we're bringing an elevated feeling to the event. We are tying it to a harvest theme, and asking restaurants to incorporate local and seasonal ingredients into their dishes," said Stephanie Cave, executive director of Roslindale Village Main Street. "We hope to have some of our farms (from the Farmers' Market) partner with the restaurants to provide them produce at wholesale. We’re doing some new cooking and food demonstrations. We’re also doing some interesting raffles."

Cave added that paper napkins will be used with cloth linens, when asked about paper versus cloth for napkins.

The annual Taste of Roslindale is on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Nectarios Church, 39 Belgrade Ave., in Roslindale Village. Funds raised go to Roslindale Village Main Street.

Here is a list of the 21 restaurants participating in this year's Taste of Roslindale, according to Roslindale Village Main Street's website:

  • Birch St. Bistro 14 Birch Street, Roslindale
  • Blue Star Restaurant 11 Corinth Street, Roslindale
  • Boston Cheese Cellar 18 Birch Street, Roslindale
  • Café Rialto 4197A Washington Street, Roslindale
  • Delfino Restaurant 710 South Street, Roslindale
  • Dunkin Donuts 4175 Washington St., Roslindale
  • Fornax Bread Company 27 Corinth Street, Roslindale
  • Himalayan Bistro 1735 Centre Street, West Roxbury
  • Jimmies Ice Cream Café 48 Corinth Street, Roslindale
  • Masona Grill 4 Corey Street, West Roxbury
  • MJ’s Sub & Pizza 330 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale
  • Pleasant Café 4515 Washington St., Roslindale
  • Popeye’s Chicken 710 American Legion Hgwy, Roslindale
  • Redd’s In Rozzie  4257 Washington Street, Roslindale
  • Sophia’s Grotto 22R Birch Street, Roslindale
  • Sugar Baking Company & Restaurant 4174 Washington St. Roslindale
  • West on Centre 1732 Centre St, West Roxbury
  • Suya Joint 25 Poplar Street, Roslindale
  • Napper Tandy’s  4195 Washington St., Roslindale
  • Tony’s Market 4253 Washington St., Roslindale
  • El Chavo 4254 Washington St., Roslindale
  • Village Sushi 14 Corinth St., Roslindale
  • Wapo Taco, 37 Poplar Street, Roslindale
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