Boston has no shortage of food festivals throughout the summer, featuring ice cream or seafood, lamb, even pickles. But one not to miss is the annual A Taste of Ethnic Boston. This year, the festival’s sixth, will be held at Ned Devine’s Irish Pub at Faneuil Hall on July 30 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The culinary adventure will showcase at least 16 restaurants — many run by families — as well as food trucks and caterers (the list is still growing). It’s a way to discover the diverse eateries scattered around Greater Boston, while letting the owners show off dishes of their heritage. Taste jollof rice cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce from Nigerian restaurant Suya Joint in Dudley Square; savor Cape Verdean grilled octopus and fried yucca by Dorchester’s Restaurante Cesaria. Yoma in Allston, which serves hard-to-find Myanmar cuisine, is sampling coconut chicken soup and tea salad made with pickled tea leaves. “People don’t know about our food. We are unique. I want to show our culture and its food,” says Yoma’s owner, Sai Kyaw. Lower Roxbury’s Slade’s Bar & Grill will serve its soul food, and Zaaki food truck is bringing Mediterranean dishes. There are desserts, too — whoopie pies from The Whoo(pie) Wagon in s’mores, banana chocolate chip and pumpkin, as well as Sweet Teez’s Jamaican rum cake infused with port wine. Boston-based networking group Get Konnected! hosts the event. A portion of the proceeds benefit CommonWealth Kitchen, which provides shared kitchens and business help to aspiring food companies. For tickets ($30), go to www.bit.ly/ATOEB6.
ANN TRIEGER KURLAND