Taste of Dorchester to benefit housing alliance on April 29

Jermaine Tulloch of Family Affair restaurant in Uphams Corner offered a culinary lesson as part of last year's Taste of Dorchester At Home event.

The 13th annual Taste of Dorchester fundraiser event will take place in a virtual format on Thursday, April 29 from 7-8 p.m.

The annual event organized by Dorchester-based nonprofit Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) puts the spotlight on local eateries while raising funds for MAHA's homeownership education and civic engagement programs. Last year’s event, Taste of Dorchester “At Home,” saw the community rally to support the beleaguered Dorchester restaurant scene; similarly, this year, proceeds will go to local restauranteurs, with attendees encouraged to order takeout from those neighborhood establishments.

This year’s event, sponsored by Arbella Insurance, will consist of a fun hour long Zoom with Dorchester-themed trivia, jazz from local band Sleeping Bee, interviews with restaurant owners, videos, a raffle, and exciting auction items supporting MAHA and Dorchester restaurants. Tickets are priced at optional intervals of $25, $50, and $100.

Local establishments participating in this year’s Taste of Dorchester include 50Kitchen, 224 Boston, American Provisions, Ashmont Grill, Bahn Mi Ba Le, Blarney Stone, Bobby Fish Market, Boston Harbor Distillery, The Bowery Bar, Bred, Chill on Park, Clarke's Cakes and Cookies, Dorchester Brewing, DW Brewpub, El Barrio Mexican Grill, Family Affair Restaurant & Catering, Ghost Pepper Taco & Tequila Bar, Homestead Bakery & Cafe, Ice Creamsmith, The Industry, Irie Jamaican Style Restaurant, Lower Mills Tavern, Lucy's American Tavern, McKenna's Cafe, Murl's Kitchen, Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor, One Family Diner, Pat's Pizza, Phillips Chocolates, Restaurante Cesaria, Shanti Indian Cuisine, Sweet Life Bakery and Cafe, Sweet Teez Bakery, Tavolo Ristorante, and Zia Gianna Caffe.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit mahahome.org.