To hell with silly and chilly New Year's Eve, I think most chowhounds around town observe the significant passage of time with the annual arrival of another wonderful springtime Taste of Dine Originals party. Since this must-attend, May-staple event is happening again Thursday, that means local farmers markets are now up and running and patios are buzzing as we all warmly welcome-with open arms and "opener" mouths-the most delicious and fun time of the year kicked off by the most delicious and fun soiree of the year.

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