15th annual Taste of the Town returns to Scottsdale

Taste of the Town

Food from Tommy Bahamas during the 2013 Taste of the Town. (Submitted photo)

It is that time of year again, when people can have a great time for a great cause.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 15th Annual Taste of the Town returns to the Valley, Friday, Oct. 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Scottsdale Quarter.

Featuring more than 20 of the Valley’s top restaurants, the charitable evening will serve to fuel stomachs with satiating nosh and thirst quenching sips to benefit more than 2,400 Arizona families affected by muscle diseases, according to a press release.

The event, presented by Cigna, will showcase a variety of fine wine, spirits and beer from Barefoot Wine, Roxx Vodka and Hensley Beverage Company alongside topnotch dishes from restaurants such as Capital Grille, Brio Tuscan Grille, OHSO Distillery and more. While indulging in the evening’s culinary creations and libations, guests can participate in a silent auction or the Drinks with Dazzle raffle.

Tastes of the Town

The Drinks with Dazzle raffle allows participants to make their donation to MDA through a $65 purchase of a bottle of wine, provided by Alliance Beverage Distributing Co., adorned in a custom Cornelis Hollander necklace and two wine glasses from Le Creuset. Three lucky participants will walk away with diamond-encrusted versions of the sterling silver pendant necklaces designed by the award-winning jeweler, stated the release.

In addition, Taste of the Town also offers live entertainment and attention-grabbing attractions. Last year’s event featured the musical stylings of the popular local band Elvis Before Noon and the carving of a big eye blue fin tuna by Sushi Brokers, stated the release.

Elvis Before Noon will bring their 90’s Tempe sound back to the MDA Taste of the Town stage again this year for an encore performance.

General admission tickets for Taste of the Town are priced at $65 through Thursday, Oct. 15, after which general admission increases to $85. Tickets can be purchased online at tasteofthetownaz.com.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association, a voluntary national health agency consisting of a combination of both scientists and citizens, strives to combat a variety of diseases that impair the muscle function of more than 1 million Americans. MDA is the nation’s largest nongovernmental funder of scientific research seeking better treatments and cures for the more than 40 neuromuscular diseases in its program, stated the release.

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