The Des Moines East and South Chambers of Commerce will hold their annual Taste of the South Side event on Thursday, May 1 at Jasper Winery (2400 George Flagg Parkway). The event will run from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and it will feature live music from Jason Walsmith of the Des Moines alt-rock/country band The Nadas, food samples from local restaurants, beverages from local beverage companies, a silent auction, a live auction, and the presentation of the Des Moines East and South "Volunteer of the Year" awards. Tickets for Taste of the South Side are available for purchase through South Des Moines Hy-Vee locations (Fleur, Southridge, Park), Jasper Winery, the South Des Moines Fareway, and the Des Moines East and South Chamber of Commerce website. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The money raised from ticket sales and auction items go towards the Chamber education scholarship awards.
Here is the tentative list of the food and beverage vendors for the 2014 Taste of the South Side: