Calling all foodies

Posted: June 17th, 2016 | Adams Avenue, Feature, Food & Drink, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

Taste of Adams Avenue returns on June 26

Attention foodies! Mark June 26 on your calendars when the 16th annual Taste of Adams Avenue will take place along Adams Avenue from Kensington westward to Normal Heights and University Heights.

Nine new food establishments will join Taste Of Adams Avenue on June 26. (Courtesy of Adams Avenue Business Association)

Nine new food establishments will join Taste Of Adams Avenue on June 26. (Courtesy of Adams Avenue Business Association)

Walk, bike or take a free trolley to visit more than three dozen restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, wine bars and unique eateries while visiting three of San Diego’s historical neighborhoods.

“The biggest news for this year’s Taste of Adams Avenue is that we have 40 participants, which include nine food establishments new to the Avenue this year,” said Scott Kessler, executive director of the Adams Avenue Business Association, sponsor of the foodie event.

“We normally have 30 or so restaurants participating in the Taste so it makes this year’s ticket an exceptional value for consumers because for the same price as the past few years’ Taste tickets [$35], one receives 25 percent more taste options [40 instead of 30].”

The new participants are Beerfish, Black Market Bakery, Ceviche House, Cucina Sorella, Et Voila, Hawthorn Coffee, Moncai Vegan, Pappalecco and Stehly Farms.


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Two restaurants have been involved since the beginning: DiMille’s Italian Restaurant and Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant, Kessler said.

The taste tour will last from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on that Sunday.

Visitors unfamiliar with Adams Avenue can also browse through the many distinctive shops that make these three neighborhoods unique.

Ice creamwebParticipating businesses this year are:

  • Beerfish
  • Black Market Bakery
  • Blind Lady Ale House
  • Burnside
  • Café 21
  • Café Cabaret
  • Ceviche House
  • Chi Extraordinary Kitchen
  • Chris’ Ono Grinds Island Grill
  • Circa
  • Cucina Sorella
  • Dao Fu
  • DiMille’s Italian Restaurant
  • Dos Palmas Café
  • El Zarape Restaurant
  • Et Voilà
  • Hawthorn Coffee
  • Jaynes Gastropub
  • Jyoti Bihanga
  • Kensington Café
  • Lestat’s Coffee House
  • Liquid Eden Holistic Center
  • Mariposa Ice Cream
  • Moncai Vegan
  • Moosie’s Ice Cream
  • Pappalecco
  • Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Rosie O’Grady’s
  • Sabuku Sushi
  • Señor Mangos
  • Soda and Swine
  • Stehly Farms
  • Subway
  • Tam’s Thailand
  • The Haven Pizzeria
  • The Incredible Cheesecake Company
  • The Rabbit Hole
  • Twiggs Bakery
  • Vidajuice
  • Village Vino
  • Viva Pops

Serverweb“Tickets are capped at 1,000 participants,” Kessler said. “We have sold out for the past few years. We expect to sell out again this year.”

—Ken Williams is editor of Uptown News and can be reached at or at 619-961-1952. Follow him on Twitter at KenSanDiego, Instagram account at KenSD or Facebook at KenWilliamsSanDiego.

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