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Over 20 restaurants set to participate in annual 'Taste of Amherst'

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AMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

It's a chance to sample foods while enjoying a little local music, as the 27th annual 'Taste of Amherst' kicks off this afternoon.

'The Taste' has slowly become one of the most prestigious events in town.

More than twenty area restaurants are expected to have booths this year.

Those who have attended call it a very relaxing atmosphere, good for the kids, and plenty of food options throughout the weekend.

Each restaurant sets up a tent on the common with samples of their most delicious dishes, such as lobster sliders, the smoked onion burger & Hadley asparagus fries.

All the food samples are from local restaurants, and cost less than five dollars.

There will also be wine and beer tents on Friday and Saturday.

Music and entertainment will rock the town common throughout the weekend, with several local bands playing courtesy of 93.9 The River.

The festivities kick off today at 5 p.m. and goes until 9.

Friday's events run from 5 to 10 p.m.

Saturday runs all day from noon to 10 p.m., and then wraps Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m.

Below is a menu of what restaurants have available and what entertainment is scheduled for each day.

ON THE MENU:
ANTONIO’S
Pizza Slices
THE AMHERST PUB
Fried Dough with Strawberries
Baked Potato with Toppings
Hadley Asparagus Fries
Lobster Sliders on Portuguese Muffin
Korean BBQ Pork with Asian Slaw
Tilapia Tacos with Mango Salsa
BART’S ICE CREAM
Small Cones/Cups
Large Cones/cups
8 oz. Cold Pressed Juices
BISTRO 63
Seafood Risotto
Mango Salad
Oysters Raw/Shucked to order
Root Tea
Tiramisu
ESSELON CAFE
Esselon Burger with Cheddar
Smoked Onion Burger
Grilled Potato Wedges
3 Bean Salad
Iced Coffee and Herbal Iced Tea
FORMOSA CHINESE
Formosa Popcorn Chicken
Sticky Rice in Bamboo Leaf Wrap
Sesame Cold Noodle
Beef Stuffed Scallion Pancake Wrap
Bubble Tea
GINGER GARDEN
Crab Rangoon
Pan-Fried Meat Dumplings
General Tso’s Chicken
Vegetable Lo Mein
Sauteed String Beans
Kung Pao Chicken
Pork Fried Rice
GOHYANG KOREAN RESTAURANT
Bibimbap
Bulgogi
Rice Punch
HIMALAYAN FRIENDS CORNER
Momos
Sauteed Noodles
Lassi
MOMO TIBETAN RESTAURANT
Momos: Beef, Pork, Vegetable, Chicken Shogok Momo,
Shamdre
Shogok Katsa
MAPLE VALLEY CREAMERY
Ice cream and frozen yogurt
dairy-free sorbet
NANCY JANE’S
Scallops, Bacon on spicy slaw
Coconut Shrimp on Spicy Slaw
Clam fritters, Corn fritters
Nancy Jane’s Famous Lemonade
Desserts
OSTERIA VESPA
Meatballs in pita pockets
PARADISE OF INDIA
Pakora, Samosa, Papadam, Ri Ben Pri, Chicken Tikka Masala
Chana Masala, Sag Paneer, Alo Matter Paneer, Nan Bread, Chana Sag, Rice
Masala Tea (Chai Tea), Mango Lassi, Sweet Lassi
PANDA EAST:
House Special Chicken
Veggie Fried Rice
Chicken Fingers
California Roll
Spicy Salmon Roll
THE TASTE THAI
Chicken Pad Thai Noodle
Vegetable Pad Thai Noodle
Chicken Red Curry
Vegetables Red Curry
Chicken Basil Fried Rice
TOP KABAB/Taste of Persian Kabab
Ground Beef Kabak: beef, onions, spicesand rice
Chicken Kabab: marinated chicken and rice
Ash Resh Teh: Vegetables, chickpeas, garlic, onion, and curd
THE WORKS
Bagel Bites with Cream Cheese
Assorted Smoothies
Thai Chicken Salad
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT AT THE TASTE
WRSI/93.9 The River is Back with some fantastic local bands. Line Up:
Thursday, June 14th
5:30 - 7 pm Wildcat O’Halloran
7:30 - 9 pm Shokazoba
Friday, June 15th
5 - 6 pm Kimaya Diggs
6:30 - 8 pm Glass House
8:30 - 10 pm The Heavy Calm
Saturday, June 16
1-2 pm Banish Misfortune
2:30 - 3:30 pm Fawns
4-5 pm Trailer Park
5:30 - 6:30 pm Workman Song
7-8 pm Masala Jazz
8:30 -10 pm TBD
Sunday, June 17
12 -1 pm Pat & Tex
3-4 pm EBB
Shaolin Kung Fu are back! Times TBD

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