25th Annual Taste of MainStreet Coming to Downtown Encinitas Aug. 19th

Strolling through downtown Encinitas, past the myriad of diverse restaurants filling the air with the tempting smells of their freshly prepared foods, it's a challenge to resist the urge to stop and grab a bite to eat at every single one of them. Now, you may not have hold yourself back any longer. On Tuesday, August 19th from 5:30 – 8:30pm, the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association will be hosting the 25th annual Taste of MainStreet.

The popular summertime event, which has drawn thousands of visitors in previous years, aims to serve as a showcase of all of the great dining and entertainment options that can be found in downtown Encinitas. This year, attendees will find samples from over thirty different area restaurants lining the streets of Highway 101 from Encinitas Boulevard to K Street. There will also be seventeen “Sip Stops” offering adults twenty-one and up the opportunity to taste a wide variety of beers and wines.

On top of all of the delectable treats and delicious drinks, there will be multiple venues throughout downtown hosting live music for your enjoyment.

Among the list of downtown Encinitas restaurants participating in this year's event are:

  • D Street Bar & Grill
  • Q'ero Restarat
  • Sakura Bana
  • Solace & The Moonlight Lounge
  • 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro
  • East Village Asian Diner
  • Lumberyard Tavern & Grill
  • Union Kitchen & Tap
  • Roxy Restaurant
  • St. Tropez Bakery & Bistro
  • Bier Garden
  • Encinitas Pizza Company
  • Leucadia Pizzeria & Restaurant
  • Lotus Café & Juice Bar
  • Trattoria I Trulli
  • Lobster West
  • Encinitas Fish Shop
  • Blue Ribbon Pizza
  • Filiberto's
  • Moonlight Beach 7-Eleven
  • Surfdog's Java Hut
  • Chuao Chocolatier
  • Kealani's
  • Encinitas Café
  • Savory Spice Shop
  • GoodOnYa

The seventeen “Sip Stops” will be hosted by local bar and salons, including:

  • Coast Hwy Traders
  • Pink Soul Boutique
  • Plum
  • Birkenstock
  • Mojo Vapor
  • Reign & Clover
  • Savory Spice Shop
  • BiGR Audio
  • Detour Salon
  • Off Tack Gallery
  • SoulSpace
  • Bliss 101
  • deepFLING
  • Gardenology
  • SAID Space
  • Divinity Salon
  • PURE Blowout Bar

Advance tickets for the event are available for purchase from Encinitas 101 for $35 while quantities last. If there are any tickets left on the day of the event, they will be able to be purchased on-site for $45. Tickets for tastings are “per person” and sharing is prohibited, except by children under the age of twelve who are permitted to share with a paying adult.

To purchase tickets for the 25th annual Taste of MainStreet, visit the Encinitas 101 website at Encinitas101.com, or stop by their office located at 818 South Coast Highway 101. For more information, you can reach the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association at 760-943-1950.