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A Taste of 'Taste of' June Foodie Events

I hope you’re hungry, fellow foodies. Here’s a taste of the ‘Taste of’ events happening this June in San Diego, from Del Mar to Normal Heights and the Gaslamp Quarter.

19th Annual Taste of Gaslamp – June 9 & 10

The June marathon of foodie events kicks off with Taste of Gaslamp, a two-day culinary tour through downtown San Diego restaurants. There are just too many spots to squeeze into one event. Head down to the Gaslamp and taste sample dishes from 30 restaurants on Saturday or Sunday, from 1 to 4pm. Featured Gaslamp restaurants include the new barleymash, La Puerta, Blue Point Coastal Cuisine, The Melting Pot, Whiskey Girl and Soleil @k at the Marriott. As a bonus, 21+ guests can take a break for brew in the Samuel Adams Beer Garden. Tickets are $30 per day. Get details here

Taste of Little Italy – June 20

The spirit of Little Italy comes alive during this ‘Taste of’ event. The downtown community’s leading Italian restaurants, and some international alternatives, open up their doors to serve sample dishes. Featured Little Italy restaurants include Bencotto, Craft & Commerce, PrepKitchen, Indigo Grill, Davanti Enoteca, Buon Appetito, Karl Strauss Brewing Co., and of course, Filippi’s Pizza Grotto. As you walk from spot to spot, enjoy live musical performances down India Street. The event is open to all ages, and there are special wine tasting perks at select venues for 21+ guests. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Get details here

Del Mar Summer Solstice– June 21

Del Mar Village celebrates the Summer Solstice with a big sea-side bash at Powerhouse, showcasing the community’s top restaurants paired with California craft breweries and wineries from 5 to 8pm. Sample tastes from over 20 Del Mar restaurants, including En Fuego Cantina & Grill, Jake’s Del Mar, Flavor Del Mar, Sbicca, Poseidon, Kitchen 1540 at L’Auberge Del Mar and Il Fornaio. While you eat and drink in the ocean breeze, check out a variety of local items featured in a silent auction, with proceeds to benefit the Del Mar Village Association. Tickets are priced at $60. Get details here

Taste of Adams Avenue – June 24

Cruise down Adams Avenue, from Normal Heights through Kensington, to taste sample dishes from over 30 restaurants and cafes from 11am to 3pm. Featured Adams Avenue eateries include Bleu Boheme, Sabuku Sushi, Farmhouse Café, El Zarape, Blind Lady Ale House, Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant, Twigg’s Café and even Viva Pops. Hop on the complimentary trolley, or stroll down Adams Avenue on foot. This ‘Taste of’ event is open to all ages, and priced at $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Get details here

More summer foodie events for your radar:

Dine on the Dock - May 31

Where the Wild Things Are Food & Wine Classic – June 2

San Diego County Fair Wine Festival - June 9

San Diego County Fair International Beer Festival - June 22-24

Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off – June 23

Beer & Sake Festival at Marriott Del Mar – June 28

San Diego County Fair Food Truck Festival - July 2

Taste of Downtown – July 25

Discover more local entertainment ideas in our San Diego events calendar

 
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