Ithaca, N.Y. — The much-anticipated Ithaca Taste of the Nation event will be held at Ithaca College’s new Athletics & Events Center tonight starting at 6 p.m.

“Tomorrow is the day we’ve all been waiting for!!!,” the event’s organizers wrote on the Taste of the Nation Facebook page Monday.

“The space looks amazing! We are so excited to share this new venue with you!”

Reports 14850 Magazine’s 14850 Dining Report:

“For the first time, Taste of the Nation is moving to Ithaca College’s new Athletics & Events Center on the east end of campus, with plenty of space for the event and lots of parking. Organizer Jyl Dowd says the extra elbow room will allow for quicker check-in for those with tickets, shorter lines, and tables and seats around the venue so attendees can sit and relax with their tastes.

With three dozen restaurants and other eateries paired with Finger Lakes wineries, distilleries, breweries, and more, Taste of the Nation is really a Taste of Ithaca, and a Taste of the Finger Lakes. There’s no better chance to get a representative sample of the cooking from such a wide range of local chefs.

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.