Photos: Food Glorious Food at Taste of Jamaica Plain

Ethiopian cuisine, delicious baked desserts, corny bread, locally brewed beer and stilt walkers were all part of the 23rd Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain on Thursday night. Held at Annunciation Hall on the VFW Parkway for the first time, the annual event serves as fundraiser for JP nonprofit Ecumenical Social Action Committee (ESAC),  and particularly its senior home programs and youth opportunity collaborative. Along with more than 20 restaurants, personal chefs, food businesses, there was a cash bar with beer and wine, raffle tickets being sold, a silent auction and live music.

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Councilor O’Malley Makes World Series Bet with L.A. Councilwoman; Turtle Swamp Beer On the Line!

District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley made a wager with a Los Angeles councilwoman as to whether the Red Sox or the Dodgers win the World Series -- and local beer and food is on the line! O'Malley and District 6 L.A. Councilor Nury Martinez are creatively terming it the "Battle of the Sixes" because they both represent their cities' sixth district. The bet shakes out that if the Red Sox win O'Malley will receive Mission Foods tortillas, meat from Los Tres Hermanos and beer from MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. from her district. If the Dodgers win then O'Malley is sending a spread from Legal Sea Foods and beer from Turtle Swamp Brewery.

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JP Centre/South Main Streets’ Growler Gala and Auction on Oct. 25

Jamaica Plain has a long history of breweries, and to celebrate them JP Centre/South Main Streets is hosting a Growler Gala and auctioning off 12 growler works of art made by local artists and celebrities. 

And you can't have a growler gala and auction without alcohol, right? Turtle Swamp Brewery and Bully Boy Distillers will be on hand serving up beer and cocktails. There will also be food, music, as well as silent and live auctions. Silent auction items include a dessert class with a local chef, vintage photographs and more. The event is happening at the Loring-Greenough House on Thursday, Oct.

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Calling All Gourmands: New Tour Highlights Jamaica Plain Food

A new tour with a Jamaica Plain foodie focus is making its way through the neighborhood while encompassing history, dessert, beer and delicious food. "We truly believe JP has the freshest, yummiest food in town," said Lizzie Bell, co-owner of Off The Beaten Path Food Tours and Experiences. With her husband Sam Schlussel, the duo launched the tour company, which has featured food tours in Harvard Square, Davis Square and Union Square. They launched their Jamaica Plain tour in March, and it's given on weekends. "Time and again, I found myself visiting Jamaica Plain because there is an incredible food scene here with lots of unique stories and history as well as a strong, neighborly culture that shines through," said Bell.

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Enjoy Turtle Swamp Beer at Growler Gala and Auction on Oct. 26th

JP Centre/South Main Streets is holding a Growler Gala and Auction and your ticket includes beer from Turtle Swamp Brewing. As a tribute to the history of breweries in JP 12 growler works of art and decorated by local artists will be auctioned off. The growlers will be on display at 656 Centre St. (next to Ace Hardware) until Oct. 26th and will be purchased during a live auction at the event.

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