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Many of Boston’s neighborhoods have ethnic restaurants serving Cape Verdean food or Nepalese, Senegalese, and Southern soul. You might just stumble upon one or two or hear about them through friends. On July 25, a dozen of the eateries will come together to mark the fourth annual Taste of Ethnic Boston, this year at Venu in Boston’s Theatre District ($30) from 5:30 to 8 p.m. “These restaurants that sprung up have been opened by chefs who have a yearning to share the foods from their homeland,” says Colette Phillips, founder of the networking organization Get Konnected!, which sponsors the event. “The aim is to bring people together and celebrate the city’s cultural diversity through food.” Some of the proceeds from the event will go to New England Center for Arts & Technology. Sample Hawaiian poke from Manoa, El Pelon’s chicken chimichangas, specialties from Pho Le (Vietnamese), Merengue (Dominican), and more. “We’ve long moved away from cod and baked beans,” says Phillips. For information about the event call 617- 357-5777, or go to www.getkonnected.com/events/tastegk4 .