The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce's 10th annual Taste of Grove City and Business Expo has all the ingredients for a fun night out.

At least 14 local restaurants are scheduled to participate, providing samples from their menus.

The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the South-Western Career Academy, 4750 Big Run South Road.

Admission is $8 at the door for adults, $5 for seniors and children younger than 10.

"You'll be able to taste samples of everything from pizza to desserts and everything in between," said Marilyn Reiner, the chamber's events manager.

"This is an event that really shows off the spectrum of restaurants we have in Grove City," she said.

Participating restaurants are expected to include Brew Brothers, Capital City Cakes, Cimi's Bistro, City BBQ, El Vaquero, Flyers Pizza, Fusion Japanese Steakhouse, Garden Bar Cafe, IHOP, Jet's Pizza, Jolly Pirate Donuts, Raising Canes, Texas Roadhouse and Tropical Nut and Fruit.

"You should come hungry," Reiner said.

Guests will be able to vote for pizzeria and restaurant of the year and enter drawings for gift cards, she said.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Grove City Food Pantry, Reiner said.

The business expo will feature about 60 local businesses offering samples of their products, promotional materials or information about their services, Reiner said.

Participants will include businesses relating to insurance, banking, financial services, entertainment, real estate, automobile service, medical services, storage and fitness, she said.

The roster will include non-profit organizations.

"It's really a chance for people to do some 'one-stop shopping,' " Reiner said. "People may not realize some of these businesses that provide some of these services are located in Grove City.

"The expo is a great way for local businesses to introduce themselves and their products to the community," she said.

Area restaurants and businesses can call the chamber at 875-9762 to sign up for any remaining vendor space, Reiner said.

About 700 people attended last year's event, she said.

More information is available at gcchamber.org.

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