Food lovers can rejoice when Taste of Ascension hits local restaurants next week. The two week long annual event offers fixed menu items at half the cost in a three course meal setting. Over 13 restaurants will be participating during this year's event.

The culinary event is hosted by the Ascension Parish Tourism Commission as a way to promote tourism and showcase the wonderful, authentic food in the Parish.

Restaurants include Houmas House, Don's Seafood, The Grapevine, Hannah Smoke House, Kamal's Kafe Lebanese Cuisine, KC's Grill, Mike Anderson's Seafood, Mission Street Cafe, Olive Tree Cafe, On The Half Shell, the Pelican Landing Grill, Quaker Steak & Lube and Sno's.

Taste of Ascension will be held July 10-23. Menu items range from $15 to $35 and can be found at tasteofascension.com.