SOUTHINGTON – Due to a thunderstorm warning in effect Wednesday, the 18th Annual Taste of Southington will now be rescheduled to Thursday Aug. 8.
The 18th annual Taste of Southington, sponsored by TD Bank, will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Barnes Museum, located at 85 N. Main St., Southington. Admission to the event is free; visitors can purchase food for participating restaurants and enjoy it under shaded tents. They can also head inside the historic home turned town museum for a tour. There will also be live music performed by David Zoni.
Museum Curator Marie Secondo said that Zoni will be singing crooner-style music including Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and hits from the 50s, 60s and 90s.
“In the past we have had music including jazz and country on the veranda,” said Secondo. “When we asked him if he would do this, Dave had the biggest grin on his face. He’ll be coming out of retirement for his musical career and singing some nice, old-fashioned music. People are going to eat it up.”
Participating restaurants in this year’s Taste of Southington include Blimpie, Catering by Chef Ralph, Craft kitchen, Flair, Frootie Tooties Candy, Ideal Tavern, Namaste India, Paul Gregory’s, Sherman’s Taphouse, The Bakery on Center Street Deli & Café and Hop Haus.
Secondo encouraged people to eat light that day and come to the Taste of Southington with an empty stomach.
“Southington has something like 120 restaurants - if you can’t find something good to eat here you might as well stay at home and eat a cheese sandwich,” she said. “It’s a wonderful community event and a nice, quiet day to enjoy food from a variety of local restaurants.”
Secondo thanked TD Bank for sponsoring the event for the past six years, community restaurants for supporting it and volunteers for helping out with tours that day. She said that she plans to keep to the same formula that has been successful since the event’s inception.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.