Fall River, MA – After a year of isolation and keeping our distance due to the virus, Taste Fall River is back and invites the community to come out and engage with small businesses and other community members in a safe and welcoming environment.
From June 22nd – 24th, the Greater Fall River Community will come together in Downtown Fall River to enjoy an array of local foods and flavors from a dozen participating restaurants. According to Patti Rego, District Director, VIVA Fall River, a $25 ticket entitles the bearer to a food sample, chosen by the restaurant, and also includes two drink tickets (to be redeemed for alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages) at the participating restaurants. These include: 19 Prime and Tapas, BarCa Restaurant, Dunny’s Fall River, New England Home Made Donuts, TA Restaurant, Taqueria El Habanero, Tequila Lime, The Meat Shop, The Pink Bean, Thyme Blossom, Tipsy Toboggan, Towne House | Douro Steakhouse. Tickets can be used once at each location, during posted hours of operation.
For those who aren’t yet comfortable with the dine-in options, Taste Fall River has added a take-out option. Those that are interested are encouraged to download the GotChew delivery app on their phones or visit gotchew.com during the event to place their orders. Customers should also use the code “TASTEFR” for free delivery and a free item (chosen by the restaurant.)
The first Taste Fall River event took place in April 2019 and was a one evening event, complete with free trolley service. In 2020, the event was moved to September and transitioned to a 3-day event with modifications to accommodate the restrictions that were in place due to the pandemic. This year’s event combines “the best” from both years: the 3-day format will allow more opportunities for ticket holders to visit restaurants or use their ticket for take-out, and the trolley will be back for “Taste On the Town” on Thursday evening doing loops from three designated free parking areas from 5-9pm. Those locations are: The Fall River Chamber lot on Pocasset St; the open lot adjacent to the Pearl St Garage; and the back parking lot of Alexandra’s Boutique.
Taste Fall River is organized by Viva Fall River and the Fall River TDI Partnership. Sponsors include: BayCoast Bank, U.S. Bedding, Alexandra’s Boutique, Spindle City Auto Glass, Displays2Go, Portugalia Marketplace, Bank Five, Justice Resource Institute, Rockland Trust, First Bristol Corporation, Fall River Pawn Brokers, Potters Printing, Craftyish, and We Love Fall River.
Here is the schedule of events:
TUESDAY, JUNE 22nd Taste Fall River Specials at participating restaurants (a sampling of unique food and delicious drinks from multiple restaurants throughout downtown Fall River).
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23rd Taste Fall River Specials at participating restaurants (a sampling of unique food and delicious drink from multiple restaurants throughout downtown Fall River).
THURSDAY, JUNE 24th Taste on the Town – Taste Fall River Specials at participating restaurants (a sampling of unique food and delicious drink from multiple restaurants throughout downtown Fall River) PLUS live entertainment at select venues and Trolley transportation! A true night on the town!