3.3 min readBy Published On: March 11th, 2020Categories: Features0 Comments on 18th Annual Taste of South Boston – Has been Cancelled


Due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendations of public health officials, South Boston NDC has decided to cancel this year’s Taste of South Boston.  While we are disappointed that we will not be able to host the event this year to showcase the neighborhood’s outstanding restaurant scene, public health and safety must come first. 

South Boston NDC is grateful to the Seaport Hotel and all of the participating restaurants and sponsors for their support over the last seventeen years. The Taste of South Boston is an important opportunity for our local restaurants, many of which are operated by and employ local residents. We encourage the community to continue to patronize these establishments to the extent that is reasonable during this time. Purchasing gift cards for future use is one suggested way to support these businesses.

The Taste of South Boston is South Boston NDC’s primary fundraising event and is critical to our ability to provide affordable housing to over 150 residents, support small businesses, and improve the quality of life for local residents through the Farmers Market, community gardening, and climate action initiatives. We ask the community to consider supporting this work directly, and we look forward to celebrating the Taste of South Boston next year. To make a donation to South Boston NDC, visit sbndc.org/donate.

Event organizers will communicate directly with ticket holders, sponsors, and participating restaurants about next steps in the coming days. 

For more information, please go to tasteofsouthboston.com.

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The South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation (South Boston NDC) will hold its 18th Annual Taste of South Boston on Sunday April 5, 2020, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Seaport Hotel in the Plaza Ballroom. This event has become one of the city’s premier food events. For an entrance fee of only $55 in advance ($65 at the door), attendees can sample unlimited culinary specialties from South Boston’s top restaurants, taste a great selection of wines from Al’s Liquors and samples of the latest brews from Harpoon Brewery. Attendees will enjoy live jazz music while bidding on outstanding silent auction items and partaking in exciting raffles.

This year’s event boasts an outstanding selection of restaurants from the traditional South Boston neighborhood, the South Boston Waterfront and the Fort Point areas. Joining us for the first time this year will be, Fox &The Knife, Pink Taco and Deja Brew.

Returning again this year are perennial favorites including: American Provisions, Backyard Betty’s, Café Porto Bello, Capo Restaurant & Supper Club, Fat Baby, J.P Licks, Lincoln, Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar, Local 149, Lucky’s Lounge, Publico Street Bistro & Garden, Roza Lyons, Sweet Tooth Boston, TAMO Bistro & Bar, The Broadway, Temazcal Tequila Cantina, The Playwright, Tony C’s Seaport, Worden Hall and more to come.

The Taste of South Boston is the annual fundraiser for the South Boston NDC, a non-profit developer of affordable housing in the South Boston community.

This year, the South Boston NDC has completed construction on 206 West Broadway, 16 units of workforce housing, and recently began construction of O’Connor Way Senior Housing, 46 apartments for low income seniors. These new developments will help address the need for affordable housing in South Boston.

Proceeds from this evening’s event will support the South Boston NDC’s mission to provide affordable housing for working people, families, elderly, and veterans in the community. South Boston NDC also manages the South Boston Farmers Market, Climate Action Partners, and several high profile community events, including the South Boston Street Festival, the South Boston Christmas Stroll, and the South Boston Spring Stroll. Support of this event will help SBNDC to continue to provide affordable housing and economic opportunities in the neighborhood.

Tickets can be purchased online at: www.tasteofsouthboston.com or at the office of South Boston NDC located at 273 D Street, South Boston. For general inquiries, email SBNDC at: [email protected].

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