Taste of Ann Arbor coming to Main Street on Sunday, June 2
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Area food fans are invited to sample dishes from more than 40 area restaurants, whose booths will line Main Street. The event is free, but tickets for food can be purchased for 50 cents each. Most dishes will be priced between four and six tickets.
Each year area restaurants put their best foot (and food) forward during Taste of Ann Arbor, hoping to wow customers at this outdoor event organized by the Main Street Area Association. A crew of local judges — including yours truly — is also tasked with crowning winners in a variety of categories, including best appetizer, entree, dessert, and overall best of show.
In addition to delicious food, there will be live music, courtesy of Bank of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch concert series, with hosts Matthew Altruda from 107.1FM and Tim Adkins from iSPY magazine. Scheduled performers include Crane Wives, The Outer Vibe, Finer Things, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Dan Henig, and Keri Lynn Roche.
Kids will have fun with a booth from The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, and the Ann Arbor District Library will be on hand to sign school-aged children up for the library's annual summer reading program.
Jessica Webster leads the Food & Grocery section for AnnArbor.com, a part of the MLive Media Group. Reach her at JessicaWebster@annarbor.com. You also can follow her on Twitter or subscribe to AnnArbor.com's email newsletters.