The 16th annual Taste of Huntington Beach is back again on April 24th from 12pm-4pm and will feature 80 different restaurants this year. An all-inclusive ticket includes unlimited samples of food, beer, and wine in a covered outdoor grassy setting taking place over at the HB Sports Complex. In addition, gift baskets will be available for bid in a silent auction to raise funds in which all proceeds will benefit the Children’s department of Huntington Beach Public Library.
During the event, judges will be voting for their favorite restaurants and last years winners include: Market Broiler, Sandys, and Ritters SKC. If you spot a familiar food judge this year, chances are, that is celebrity judge Simon Majumdar (Dubbed the toughest critic from The Food Network. ) seen from The The Next Iron Chef and Cutthroat Kitchen.
For entertainment, past attendees have brought their own lawn chairs to claim their spot and dance to the sounds of the live bands. Performing this year, local favorites Chris Farmer Duo (former musical director of the legendary Beach Boys) and 80s cover band After Party will be on stage playing some of your favorite tunes.
Participating restaurants: 2nd Floor HB, Avila’s El Ranchito, Albertson’s/Vons Newland Center, BLK, Chronic Jerky, Deli-licious, Duke’s Huntington Beach, Gallagher’s, Huntington Terrace Senior Living, Imola Restaurant and Bar, Just Chili, Kaya’s Kitchen, Lazy Dog Cafe, Lemonade Pacific City, Longboard Restaurant and Pub (Downtown Huntington Beach location), Lou’s Brews and BBW, Mangiamo Gelato, Market Broiler, Melody’s Bakery, Mother’s Market, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Ola Mexican Kitchen, Old World Euro Bakery and Deli, Pete’s Sunset Grille, Pick UP Stix, Pizza Lounge, Red Table, Rico’s Tacos, Rita’s Italian Ice, Saint Marc Pub and Café, Sandy’s, Shades Restaurant/ Waterfront Beach Resort, Simply Layered, Simmzy’s, Slapfish, Slater’s 50/50, Solita, TeaArias, The Corner, Thunder Burgrz, Trader Joe’s Huntington Beach, Traditional Twist Bakery, Watertable Restaurant,Ways and Means Oyster House
Craft Beers: Baja Brewing Co., Barley Forge Brewing Co., Brewbakers, Firestone Walker, Four Sons Brewing, Green Flash Brewing, MacCleod Ale, Merchant du Vin, Old Tankard Ale, Riip Beer, Sierra Nevada Brew Co., Small Town Brewery, Tsing Tao Beer, Woodchuck Hard Cider
Wineriers: California Fruit Wine Company, Cholame Vineyard, Christian Lazo Winery, Graveyard Vineyards, Inception Wines, Lucero Winery, Navarro Vineyards, Orange Coast Winery, Pedroncelli Winery, Pomar Junction Winery, PRP Wine International, Regal Wine Co., Robert August Wines, San Marcos Creek Winery, South Italy Imports, Vinemark Cellars, Wilson Creek Winery
Non-Alcoholic: Fuel Juice, Surf City Soda, XS Energy Drinks
Tickets: General admission tickets are $70 . VIP tickets are $90 and includes all complimentary hors d’oeuvres & champagne in the exclusive VIP area from 11 AM – 12 Noon, 20 min. early entry to the main taste tent, VIP tote bag, Free valet parking, and all the perks of General Admission. Designated Driver tickets are only available online and can purchased for $60 for GA and $80 for VIP.
Parking is free at the sports complex or the library parking lot.
Taste of Huntington Beach
April 24, 2016
12pm-4pm General Admission
HB Sports Complex
7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92648