8TH ANNUAL TASTE OF THE EASTSIDE
RETURNS SUNDAY, APRIL 29
Celebrating its eighth anniversary, Taste of the Eastside (TOTE) is back this month to celebrate the brilliant culinary evolvement of the East-Side and surrounding neighborhoods of Los Angeles on Sunday, April 29 at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.
What began as an idea from a group of parents to raise money for Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School--LA’s oldest co-op for kids and the primary beneficiary and organizer of TOTE—has now turned into a hugely popular and highly regarded food festival that brings together great food, drink, and entertainment.
The East-Side of Los Angeles and surrounding areas are experiencing a unique culinary renaissance with many new restaurants emerging in the hip neighborhoods of Silverlake, Los Feliz, Atwater Village, Echo Park, Downtown, Highland Park, Eagle Rock and beyond. Representing these diverse and exciting areas will be over 30 vendors, both newcomers and returning establishments, offering something for everyone.
Participating vendors will include Little Dom’s, Diablo Taco, Fat Dragon, Melody, All’Acqua, Gigi’s Bakery, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, and McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams.
Wine will be poured by Silver Lake Wines and signature cocktails will be provided courtesy of from Mohawk Bend, and Greenbar Craft Distillery. Refreshing beer pours will come from Eagle Rock Brewing, El Segundo Brewing Co., and Strand Brewing Co.
KCRW DJ favorites Raul Campos, Anthony Valadez and Garth Trinidad will be spinning tunes for all music lovers, in addition to live music from Cousin Junebug, The Morning Yells, and more.
Tickets to TOTE 2018 will include unlimited food tastes, while wine, beer and spirits will be available for purchase. Pre-sale tickets are $45 and will cost $55 day of the event. VIP tickets, which include unlimited food tastes, three drink tickets, priority for VIP demo signups, early entry, gift bag, and priority parking is $75 in advance and $85 day of the event. All proceeds from Taste of the Eastside will be donated to Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School, The Pablove Foundation, and FOLAR (Friends of the LA River).
Click here to buy tickets.
List of TOTE 2018 Participants:
ALL’ ACQUA RESTAURANT
BARBRIX RESTAURANT & WINE BAR
BON VIVANT MARKET & CAFE
CENTO PASTA BAR
DAW YEE MYANMAR CORNER
DIABLO TACO + CANTINA
EAGLE ROCK BREWERY
EAGLE ROCK BREWERY PUBLIC HOUSE
EL SEGUNDO BREWING CO.
GIGI’S CAFE CUBANO
GO GET EM TIGER
GREEN BAR DISTILLERY
JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAM
MCCONNELL’S FINE ICE CREAMS
OKI POKI LA
SPOKE BICYCLE CAFÉ
SPREAD MEDITERRANEAN KITCHEN
STRAND BREWING CO
Taste of the Eastside 2018 will take place Sunday, April 29 at The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens located at 570 W Ave 26. Click here to buy tickets.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Taste of the Eastside