The Pikesville Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual "Taste of Pikesville" event on May 2. The event is a kick-off for Re-Discover Pikesville Restaurant Week, which will run May 3-11 at participating restaurants.

Participating restaurants and retailers at Taste of Pikesville include Mari Luna Latin Grille, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Gourmet Again and Suburban House. Guests at the event can compare notes with Kathy Wielech Patterson and Neal Patterson, authors of the recently published Food Lovers' Guide to Baltimore.

Taste of Pikesville is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Doubletree by Hilton, 1726 Reisterstown Road. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For information call 410-484-2337 or go to tasteofpikesville.com.