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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Taste of Mystic

Mystic may be known by some for the Julia Roberts movie Mystic Pizza, but there’s a lot more than pizza in Mystic, CT. And you can get a sampling of all of it from Friday through Sunday this coming weekend at the annual Taste of Mystic.

Over 20 local restaurants, each offering a unique and delicious taste of their specialty, participate with goodies ranging from honey cilantro shrimp to pad Thai with chicken satay. (This year’s offerings may be different, but that’s the fun.)  The event takes place under a massive tent with more or less continuous live performances by some of the area's best bands and musicians, who add to the festive atmosphere as visitors stroll from one restaurant’s table to the next. It’s a great event for kids, but there’s also a beer garden area. The Taste runs from June 8-10, 2018, starting Friday (5-10 pm) and continues Saturday and Sunday (11am to 10pm, and 11am to 5pm respectively.)

Entrance to The Taste Of Mystic is FREE to all, with tickets for food & beverage $1 each. Part of this year's Taste Of Mystic proceeds will go to benefit New London Youth Affairs.

If you’re looking for another good reason to visit Mystic this weekend, the Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport runs June 7 to 10 (Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT; 860 572 0711; www.mysticseaport.org) with festivities that include daytime and evening concerts, special performances for children, instructional workshops, and a unique opportunity to witness sea music at work aboard the museum’s historic vessels.