Taste of the Seaport returns

Instead of binging on that second pre-Halloween bag of candy corn or caramels, put down the sugar rush and get outside to try both traditional and deliciously twisted dishes at the South Street Seaport this Sunday.

The fourth annual Taste of the Seaport will be on Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., bringing together businesses, foodies and families to celebrate the revitalization of the historic neighborhood.

Though still recovering financially from Sandy, many of the small businesses are providing food and beverages to the festival to raise money for the neighborhood’s Spruce Street School.

The event’s page promises braised short ribs and rutabaga puree from the Trading Post among the many tables that will line Front St. There will also be family-oriented activities like face painting and arts-and-crafts for the kids.

Downtown Express is one of the sponsors of the Saturday event, which takes place on Historic Front St., near Peck Slip. Tickets are $30 for five tastes in advance. At the event, tickets will be $35 for five tastes. There is also a $100 family package in advance for 20 tastes, which will be $125 on the day of the event. For tickets or more information, visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/487503.

— Kaitlyn Meade