Once again it is time to pull out the Velcro pants!The Grapevine Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Division is hosting its 18th annual Great Taste of Grapevine from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday. And this group has a new venue. It’s at Embassy Suites Dallas – DFW Airport North Outdoor World in Grapevine at 2401 Bass Pro Drive.You will want to come hungry to this event because more than 25 restaurants will be providing samplings of the many tastes of Grapevine’s best to go along with a complimentary beverage. Plus, each guest will be given a souvenir wine glass, plate and tote bag. Attendees will enjoy musical entertainment, a scavenger hunt and a people’s choice contest. New this year is Great Chefs in Action presentations, in addition to the grand raffle — a one night stay in the presidential suite at Embassy Suites plus a $150 gift card to Silver Fox.Advance tickets are $30 per person or two for $50, and $35 at the event. Great Chefs in Action presentations are an additional $10. Online tickets can be purchased at http://www.grapevinechamber.org/store.aspx. For information, call the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce at 817-481-1522.City SlickersNow you will want to keep those Velcro pants out because just around the corner is the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual City Slickers, slated for 5-9 p.m. April 28 at the Grapevine Convention Center at 1209 South Main Street.I must confess that this is one of my favorite events! Not only are there always many of the finest eateries showcasing the best from their menus but this event always offers up one of the best silent and big board auctions around. And then there is the live auction that will have you dusting off the old credit card to in order to grab one of the exclusive items. You do not want to miss this!Tickets are $20 each (which is a bargain considering you can stuff yourself until you pop) and can be purchased by either going to the chamber’s website, www.colleyvillechamber.org, and clicking on the huge “City Slickers” logo at the top of the page, then clicking on the “Register Online” button below the logo. Or call the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce at 817-488-7148.Remember, the best part of these events is that they allow you to enjoy great beverages (you know what kind of beverages I am talking about) and amazing food, and still have time to diet before summer arrives. That’s just perfect timing in my book!