Things’ll be great when you’re downtown with the Taste of Downtown Crossing. Sunday, September 25th marks the first-ever culinary event, transforming Avenue de Lafayette with restaurant tents and live local music. A $15 ticket ($20 if you want until the day-of) gets you access to unlimited samples from spots like Boston Chops, Central Bistro, Marliave and The Merchant, whose Matt Foley will also be among the participants in the afternoon’s line-up of cooking demos. Gordon’s Fine Wine & Liquors will have beer and wine for sale throughout the event (12:00-4:00pm). Pick up a ticket online here.