Jamaica Plain has earned its reputation as a restaurant hotspot—and even the most determined foodie could spend weeks visiting them all. The 19th annual Taste of JP, slated for Thurs., Oct. 2, lets guests sample the offerings of more than 20 local restaurants all in one room.
Taste of JP is a major fundraiser for ESAC, a social service agency that recently moved to Dorchester after decades in JP’s Egleston Square. Among the work supported by Taste of JP are the Egleston Square Peace Garden and ESAC’s Sustainable Home Ownership Center and GED Plus and senior home repair programs.
JP restaurants fill most of the bill, and a few eateries from Roslindale and West Roxbury will be represented, too. The latest list of participating restaurants includes: Aurum Restaurant, Bella Luna Restaurant, Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams Brewery), Bukhara Indian Bistro, Centre Street Sanctuary, Dogwood Café, Fiore’s Bakery, Gondres Bakery, Himalayan Bistro, Grass Fed, J.P. Licks, Latino Restaurant, Mangia Neapolitan Restaurant, Masona Grill, Redd’s in Rozzie, Ten Tables, Ula Café, Vee Vee, West on Centre and Wok n Talk.
The event also features live music, a raffle, a silent auction, and children’s food and activities.
Taste of JP will be held Oct. 2, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church Parish Hall, 45 Brookside Ave. in JP. Tickets are $40 (children and seniors $15). For tickets and more information, see esacboston.org.