Get a Taste of Rio Rancho March 9

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Taste what Rio Rancho restaurants have to offer at the Third Annual Taste of Rio Rancho, at 4 p.m. March 9. More than 25 local restaurants will take part in this year’s event, which will provide attendees with free samples of their signature foods while supplies last.  
Due to the response to the first two years of the event, the restaurants will be moved off of the concourse and onto the main floor of the Santa Ana Star Center, creating Rio Rancho restaurant village in a spacious layout.
In addition to sampling food, attendees will be treated to live music from Point Blank, CRB, as well as Al Hurricane and Al Hurricane Jr.
“I invite residents to join us for this celebration of restaurants to discover and re-discover the great diversity of eateries in our city,” said Rio Rancho Mayor Tom Swisstack.
“Eating in Rio Rancho is just one way that residents can ‘Think Rio Rancho First,” in order to support their local community and economy.”
 This year’s participants will showcase a sampling of the diversity of Rio Rancho eateries.
Restaurants signed up to participate in this year’s event include: Aldo’s New York Pizza by Venezia’s, Baskin Robbins, Blake’s, Café Bella Coffee, Café Connection, Cazuela’s Mexican Grill Seafood and Brewery, Chamisa Hills Country Club, Chili’s, Dairy Queen, Einstein Bros. Bagels (coming to Rio Rancho summer 2013), El Mezquite, Fat Squirrel Pub and Grille, Hot Tamales, Joe’s Pasta House, Latitudes, Matheson Winery, Namaste, O’Hares Grille and Pub, Pho Bar, Pizza 9, Prime by Vernon’s (coming to Rio Rancho summer 2013), Schlotsky’s, Smokehouse, Sushi King, Timbuctu, Toro Bar and Grill and Turtle Mountain Brewing Company.’
Advance tickets, priced at $5 plus applicable fees, are on sale now at comcasttix.com, the Santa Ana Star Center Box Office, or by calling 505-888-694-4849.
Admission for children five and younger is free. Tickets purchased on the day of the event will be priced at $10.