The Wedge Escondido 2014 - event info
Cheese and beer? It's definitely October now! We've been invited to check out The Wedge Escondido, an event we heard about earlier this year through the Escondido Chocolate Festival. The event will also be held along Grand Avenue so we're anticipating the delicious delights of restaurants we previously sampled as well as some new ones! Cheese styled. We're ready! Are you?
Make sure to pick up your tickets, $35 if purchased by October 18 and $45 up to the event. Designated drivers don't have to miss out - there are DD tickets for $25 so you too can sample from 25+ restaurants in lovely Escondido!
Official Press Release:
Escondido, California – The Escondido Downtown Business Association presents The Wedge 2014. A uniting of local food, beer and wine growers, it is situated on Grand Avenue where the public can gather for an afternoon to enjoy a taste of the local restaurants, bars and wineries.
The Escondido Downtown Business Association consists of local entrepreneurs that are working together to help the downtown area in Escondido reach its full potential, and bring attention at the same time to the high quality or their local food and beverage producers.
The early purchase of tickets are $35 for a Wedge Tasting Passport that gives access to over twenty-five cheese, wine, beer and restaurant tasting stops. The price will increase to $45 after October 18, 2014. The tasting stops will consist of the areas local downtown businesses hosting fine cheeses and a diverse selection of craft beers and boutique wines as well as local restaurants that will be offering samples of their best known creations.
The passport includes all the cheese and restaurant nibbles and your choice of ten beer and/or wine pairings. The growing list includes restaurants, cheeses, breweries and wineries along with last year’s participants. In between tastings, the public can enjoy the live music from the award winning band, Santana Brothers and stroll through the artisanal vendors in Heritage Park. Tickets are limited, and advance pricing is available, the town encourages folks who are interested in participating in the tasting event to buy their tickets online early.
A Designated Driver Ticket will also be available for purchase for those who do not wish to participate in the beer or wine tasting, but would like to join in on the others. It includes everything that is in the Passport Ticket without the alcohol. The cost for a Designated Driver Ticket is $25. per person.
The Street Festival is free to the public in Heritage Park, on Grand Avenue, and has been increasing in its size every year, will be featuring Artisanal Food Vendors and Crafters, along with a concert by the Santana Brothers. It is meant to be an event that the whole family can enjoy on a Saturday afternoon from 1p.m. - 5 p.m.
More information can be found about the Wedge 2014 Event by visiting their website at: http://wedgeescondido.com and some of the participating restaurants, bars and wineries can be seen at: http://wedgeescondido.com/cheese-and-nibbles/ or http://wedgeescondido.com/beeranwine/