Can't decide whether it will be pizza or tacos for dinner?

Next week's Taste of Hilliard & Business Expo has an answer.

The ninth annual event will showcase Hilliard's restaurants and businesses from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Makoy Center, 5462 Center St.

Tickets are $15 each and $5 for children 10 and younger. Cash is required for admission, and a cash bar will be available.

"This event is an opportunity for the community to come out and sample some of the best eateries in the Hilliard areas," said Libby Gierach, president and CEO of the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the event.

Thirty restaurants and 50 businesses will participate in the event, which has a waiting list, she said.

Patrons will be able to get a preview of the menu at Legacy Smokehouse, 3987 Main St.

The restaurant is expected to open later this month.

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