It seems like local restaurants are constantly contributing their time and food to fundraisers benefiting an array of community causes. This Friday, some 44 of them will be stepping up for a cause within their own industry. The Louisiana Seafood Taste of the Town always draws a big crowd to Metairie's Lafreniere Park to sample the offerings of restaurants that this year range from Acme Oyster House to Zea Rotisserie & Grill. The annual event is hosted by the Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) and proceeds benefit both the LRA's Education Foundation and Lafreniere Park. The event is from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and tickets cost $90. Visit www.tasteofthetown.info.