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walnutgrilleIf you’ve ever wanted to check out some of Newton’s and Needham’s best restaurants but haven’t had the time or or budget to make the full commitment, here’s just the event for you: “Spring Seasonings: A Taste of Newton and Needham,” on May 5 at the Newton Marriott Hotel.

The annual event sponsored by the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce features bite-sized versions of favorite dishes from up to 40 restaurants from the two communities.

And — this year, the Chamber has added wine and beer pairings from two of Needham’s new liquor stores – Bin Ends and Needham Center Fine Wines – and from Craft Beer Cellar in Newton, as part of the price of admission.

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS INCLUDE:

  • Cabot’s Ice Cream and Restaurant
  • Cook Newton
  • Davio’s Cucina
  • Del Frisco’s Grille
  • Dunn Gaherin’s
  • Fiorella’s
  • Inna’s Kitchen
  • O’Hara’s Food & Spirits
  • Riverbend Restaurant
  • Terry O’Reilly’s
  • The Capital Grille
  • Volante Farms
  • Walnut Grille
  • Whole Foods Market
  • The Biltmore Bar & Grille
  • Bokx 109
  • Stacy’s Juicebar
  • The Center Café
  • Treat Cupcake Bar
  • BRIO Tuscan Grille
  • Gari Japanese Fusion Bistro
  • The Cottage
  • Crowne Plaza -Newton
  • Social Restaurant and Bar
  • Bertucci’s -Needham
  • Sheraton Needham Hotel
  • Masala Art
  • Tommy Doyle’s/ Mick Morgan’s
  • Not Your Average Joe’s
  • Comella’s
  • Pinkberry
  • Seasons 52
  • JP Licks
  • Legal Seafoods

“Spring Seasonings: A Taste of Newton and Needham,” May 5 at the Newton Marriott Hotel, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 but on sale in April at www.nnchamber.com or at 617-244-5300 at a special discounted rate of $40 for the general public and $35 for members of the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce.