Open wide, here comes the Taste of UMass

By Collegian News Staff

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The 16th-Annual Taste of UMass will be held today from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mullins Center. PVTA buses to the Mullins Center from across campus will be available starting at 4:00 p.m., with extra buses running to accommodate the event.

The Taste of UMass is free for all students with a campus meal plan, and $10 for all non-meal plan students and staff. The event is $12 for the general public.

Just like every other year’s Taste of UMass, all of the University of Massachusetts dining commons will close today at 3:00 p.m. for the event. Exceptions to this include the Blue Wall in the Campus Center, the Pita Pit at Worcester and the Southwest Café in Hamden Courtyard, which will all remain open for their normal hours. Worcester and Berkshire dining commons will reopen at 9:00 p.m. this evening.

This year’s Taste of UMass is set to include 75 food booths in the Mullins Center, including one from Home Comfort Foods. It will also feature entertainment, including UMass Idol, a student Iron Chef competition, a Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest and a giant UMass sushi roll stretching 40 feet. Celebrity chef Jet Tila and Food Network personality Kevin Brauch will also be in attendance for the festivities.

– Collegian News Staff