The Home Loan Taste of the Grand Valley is back for its 13th year, to benefit United Way of Mesa County. Get your taste buds ready!

On Monday, February 9, Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction will be filled with exhibitors offering samples of main entrees, appetizers, desserts, and beverages. It has become an extremely popular event, with all proceeds supporting United Way of Mesa County.

Those attending will have the chance to vote for their favorites in a variety of categories, which adds a really cool element to the event.

It's also neat because you never know who you might run into, and you may see people you haven't seen in a long time. Plus, it's an opportunity to learn about some restaurants and caterers that you might not know about and enjoy a little sampling of their offerings.

The event runs from 4:00 pm until 7:30 pm and my best advice to you would be to get there as close to 4:00 as possible, the lines tend to lengthen as the event goes on.

Advance tickets are $13 and available at Mesa County City Markets, Enstrom Candies, Home Loan Insurance, and the United Way Mesa County Office, or online. Tickets will be $5 more at the door.