A Taste of the 2015 Taste of Jamaica Plain

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David Ertischek


David Ertischek

Food fans gathered at the Franklin Park Zoo for this year's Taste of Jamaica Plain Thursday, Sept. 17.

Twenty restaurants doled out samples of their best fare to hungry attendees at the Taste of Jamaica Plain, held Thursday night, Sept. 17, at the Franklin Park Zoo.


This year's Taste, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of ESAC, drew more than 250 attendees and raise more than $40,000. The money raised will help fund programs and operations at the nonprofit organization, which supports seniors, youths and educational efforts within the community.

"We were thrilled to have our 50th anniversary celebration in the community, and to be joined by our partner restaurants, as well as friends from JP and surrounding neighborhoods that make the Taste such a fun event every year," said Emily Morris Litonjua, ESAC's executive director.

Here are some photos from this year's event.


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Vee Vee served gorditas topped with corn relish, guacatillo and a shower of cotija cheese.


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The Camelia Latinjazz Band entertained diners at the Taste of Jamaica Plain.


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West on Centre dropped by from West Roxbury to serve roasted mushroom and corn tacos.


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JP's own Samuel Adams Brewery provided a lineup of beers to quench diners' thirst.


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JP Licks dished up Squirrel Nut Zipple and cookies and cream ice creams, plus a non-dairy coconut vanilla option.


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Attendees socialized over samples well into the evening.


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Simpli Bar & Bites not only served tacos, but also wowed attendees with its dessert tower.