Taste

I got lucky and won a pair of tickets to College Area Taste from the SD food blog This Tasty Life. We also bumped into Mary herself (and Jake) at the ticket pickup and joined their posse for a few hours! Awesome!

For a while I thought this was Taste of College Area, similar to the other San Diego annual taste of x events, but it's actually called College Area Taste! Sneaky! Anyway, it is a food sampling trek and was held on Sunday April 13, 2014 between 11-3pm near San Diego State University (SDSU). Tickets are normally $25 pre-sale and $30 the day of. Will-call was located outside of the College Area BID Office (4704 College Ave) and was very quick. About half of the locations were right around the corner from the pickup location.

We started out at the Living Room Coffeehouse...

And the Tequila Trail continues from part 1!

Inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel bar area, they were serving El Jimador, which actually did well in the competition in previous years. It's funny that once you learn about something, all of a sudden it's everywhere! I've been noticing this brand in the stores ever since last year...

The Spirits of Mexico Festival is in its 10th year of production with this being the 3rd year of participation for San Diego. We attended the Tequila Trail 2012 last year and had a blast!

To start, we picked up our tickets at will-call, which was located off San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street. Just look for the big pop-up tents and workers, then pick up your will-call tickets or purchase them on the spot. Then you can take a look at the printed map and visit any of the locations in any order you please! On the back of the map was a list of restaurants and tequilas and we were pleased to see more than half of the tequilas were new to us! How exciting!

Date: 
06/30/2013 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
The 13th annual Taste of Adams Avenue will take place Sunday, June 30, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, along Adams Avenue from Normal Heights to Kensington. This gastronomic trek will feature 30 restaurants, coffee houses, pubs, wine bars and unique eateries in one of San Diego’s hottest and historic neighborhoods.
 
Date: 
10/11/2012 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

promo codes: MPVIP or SDRWVIP - $5 off tickets purchased online

We've got quite a few "Taste of..." events under our belt but Taste of Downtown is one of our favorites! Downtown is full of great restaurants and this is an excellent opportunity to sample multiple locations for a fraction of the price! Then go back to the ones you love! 

Date: Thursday October 11, 2012

Time: 5pm - 9pm

Cost: $30 pre-sale/$35 day of

Welcome to Tequila Trail 2012, the kickoff of a week-long celebration of the "Spirits of Mexico" as well as a fundraiser for the Old Town Chamber of Commerce. Apparently, no other town in the US serves as much Tequila as San Diego! Doesn't that make you proud to be a San Diegan?

For our listening pleasure we heard familiar Mexican melodies from these talented ladies. Notice that spikey plant on the right? You'll see that later too!

Date: 
10/06/2012 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Taste of North Park 2012 will be here before you know it! Last year we went to the event and discovered a few new places to add to our list of good eats. This year we are excited to participate again and have invited plenty of friends to join us.

Date: 
06/24/2012 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Bring your appetite to the 12TH Annual Taste of Adams Avenue Sunday, June 24. I know we will!

Date: 
06/09/2012 - 1:00pm to 06/10/2012 - 4:00pm

Once again, San Diegans are invited to enjoy a leisurely walk through Gaslamp and fill their tummies at the same time during this year's Taste of Gaslamp!

There are two days to choose from, either Saturday or Sunday and each has over 25 different restaurants and eateries to sample! A few locations are 21 and up and will require id for any alcohol consumption associated with the taste. Each day, the event begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

Tickets are only $30 per person per day.

Our first visit to Taste of Hillcrest! We got there about 15 minutes before the start of the event but took a little more time than expected to find parking.