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Feb 28, 2013
Taste of Downtown- East Village Arts District

March 6 & 7, 2013
East Village Arts District

The Taste of Downtown series returns to the Long Beach! The series begins in the East Village Arts District on 1st Street between Linden & Elm Avenue. Many of your favorite Downtown restaurants will be serving up sample sized portions of their signature dishes, while music permeates the popular area. The Taste of Downtown East Village Arts District will feature Downtown’s best restaurants, as well as live art demonstrations.

Tickets will be available at the event for $1 each.  

Tickets previously purchased online can be picked up at the Will Call/Ticket Booth at any of the Taste of Downtown Events.  Purchased tasting tickets are valid at ALL Taste of Downtown events.

Enjoy everything that the East Village Arts District has to offer, including: 
  • PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS and MENU ITEMS:  click here for menu & ticket prices
  • ASHA - Chicken Tawook, Falafel, Tabouli Salad, Hummus
  • Auld Dubliner - Guiness Beef Stew, Shepherds Pie, Bread Pudding
  • Beachwood BBQ - Pulled Pork Sliders with Tangy Cole Slaw, Pulled Chicken Sliders with Tangy Cole Slaw
  • Buono's Pizzeria - Gourmet & Traditional Pizza, Eggplant Parmiggiana, Farfalle Alfredo with Chicken & Broccoli
  • Cold Stone Creamery - Mini Ice Cream Pies, Ice Cream Cupcake, Ice Cream Sandwich Sampler, Ice Cream Cake Slice
  • Creme de la Crepe - Sweet Crepe, Savory Crepe
  • Gladstone's - Lobster Mac-n-Cheese, Chocolate Martini Delights
  • Hooters of Long Beach - Boneless Wings, Buffalo Chicken Sliders
  • Kabob Curry - Chicken Tikka Masala, Basmati Rice, Naan, Mango Lassi
  • Michael's Pizzeria - Lasagnetta ala Bolognese, Polpette al Forno, Mini Calzone
  • Reef Restaurant - Ahi Poke, Mini Short Rib with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Reef House Punch
  • Rocco's Italian Deli - Meatball Sliders, Rigatoni Di Rocco
  • REVIVE Juice Bar - Organic Juices
  • The Greenhouse - Banana Bread, House Blend Coffee
  • Tropicalata - Mini Cuban Sandwich, Guava & Cheese Empanada, Potato Ball, Cuban Chorizo, Arroz con Gandules, Black Beans, Tropicalata Drinks
  • Utopia - Samba Salmon, Penne Curry, Garbazo Cucumber Salad
  • Village Grind - Chinese Chicken Salad, Mini Chicken Salad Sandwich, Sample Wraps, Coffee/Tea/Hot Cocoa
  • Wine Down Lounge - Shrimp Cocktail, Pork Sandwich, White Bean and Eggplant Dip with Pita, Mini Creme Brulee Tarts
  • LIVE MUSIC performed by Moonsville Collective
  • LIVE ART CLASSES by Brushstrokes & Beverages
  • BIKE VALET provided by East Village Association
What people have said about the Taste of Downtown:     
“This event is a lot of fun. Way more people than we expected, which is always a good thing! It’s an great way to showcase Auld Dubliner to everyone, letting them know that not only do we have great beer, we have great food!” - David Copley, Auld Dubliner

“Thank you!! We had so much fun. It was a feast for your senses…the yummy smells covered the hood. It is really cool to see the entire neighborhood out for all of these events!” - Andy & Allison Kripp, Downtown Residents and owners of The Den Barber Salon

“Working with the DLBA was a great experience and it was a privilege to participate in an event that highlights the fun and eclectic nature of the East Village and to perpetuate the growth and activity in this area.” - Angela Mesna, District Wine Bar

“It was amazing…food was spectacular!” - Ashlie Brady

Upcoming Taste of Downtown Events Include:
Taste of Downtown on Pine Avenue- June 5 & 6
Taste of Downtown at the Waterfront- August 28 & 29


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