Reading and North Reading Rotary Clubs Present the Taste of Metro North

Taste of Metro North Committee

Members of the Reading and North Reading Rotary Clubs who serve on the Taste of Metro North Committee

The Rotary Clubs of Reading and North Reading have joined forces for the fourth year to bring the Taste of Metro North to the Reading Memorial High School Field House (62 Oakdale Road) on Wednesday, February 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This year’s presenting sponsor is The Savings Bank in North Reading.  Platinum sponsor is Reading Cooperative Bank.  The gold sponsors are Linnane Insurance, Winter Hill Bank and Sanborn Place, Home Care and Day Services.

“The event will feature the area’s best dining establishments in North Reading and Reading, as well as those from surrounding towns, who will present samplings from their menus,” said Committee Co-Chair and North Reading Rotary Public Relations Chair Priscilla Gottwald.

Some restaurants that will make a presence are Laurie’s 9:09 and Sakura in Wakefield, Chopps, Tavern in the Square and Burton’s in Burlington, Davio’s in Lynnfield, Red Heat Tavern in Wilmington, Bertucci’s, Chili’s, D’Amici’s Bakery, Fuddrucker’s, Harrows, The Olde Redding Butcher Shoppe, Portland Pie Company, Reading and Wakefield Public Schools, Sanborn Place-Home Care and Day Services in Reading, Dunkin’ Donuts, Heav’nly Donuts, Hillview Country Club, Joe Fish and Kitty’s in North Reading.

“We are happy to provide this venue for another night of fun and delight to hundreds of people,” said Co-Chair and Reading Rotarian Gregg Johnson.

Tickets for the Taste of Metro North are $25 ($30 at the door) or $50 for a family of two adults and children under 18 ($60 at the door).  They can be purchased on the Taste’s website or from committee members and at Reading Municipal Light Department and at the Superintendent’s office at Reading Memorial High School.  Those who purchase tickets online will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gas card from Commonwealth Oil in North Reading.

Area restaurants who would like to participate and non-restaurants who are interested in sponsoring or donating a raffle to the event can contact Priscilla Gottwald or Gregg Johnson or visit the website at Tickets can also be purchased online or from any of the following committee members:

Jon Bernard,, 978-664-7810

Chuck Carucci,, 978-423-9593

Jacquie Carson,, 781-944-6262

Irene Collins,, 781-944-9622

John Doherty,, 781-944-5800

Priscilla Gottwald,, 781-942-6419

Don Green,, 781-944-8455

Bob Hayes,, 781-779-1434

Gregg Johnson,, 617-719-8551

Michael Linnane,, 978-664-2000

Peter Majane,, 781-443-5148

Molly O’Neill,, 978-664-3872

Kathi Spurr,, 781-944-4920

Michael Walbourne,, 781-942-5000 x 400

The Rotary Club is a civic organization dedicated to giving back to the community.  Proceeds from this event will be donated the Rotary causes.

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