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Food Buzz: Taste of Adams Avenue Returns

It’s back for its 13th year of local eats along one of the hippest avenues in town. Mark your calendars — Taste of Adams Avenue returns to the obvious location on Sunday, June 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

While discovering the neighborhood’s culinary highlights, guests will have the chance to taste the treasures of over 30 restaurants, coffee houses, pubs and specialty eateries spanning from Normal Heights into North Park and onto Kensington. Each of these Adams-planted spots will offer up samplings of their house-specialties, stuffing your face with fresh local seafood, all-American comfort foods and cavity-inducing sweets.

This year will feature a few new kids on the block. Three heavily-trafficked eateries have grown the Adams Avenue dining scene, and the taste walk will be the ideal place to test them out. Stop into the new Fish Public (the old Kensington Grill completely renovated by Tracy Borkum) which is a seafood whirlwind of coastal-inspired eats. You can also check out the new Heights Tavern, a burger-boasting sports pub of sorts, and Soda & Swine (pictured), a Mecca of minimalistic meatballs.

More tasting points along the way include Blind Lady Ale House, Farm House Café, Antique Row Café, Broke Girls Coffee Bar, Burger Lounge, Café 21, El Zarape Mexican Restaurant & Tequileria, Sabuku Sushi, Viva Pops, Twiggs Bakery, Mariposa Ice Cream, Haven Pizzeria and more.

Roaming the road by foot is encouraged, or you can hop aboard the complimentary trolley service available along Adams Avenue. Plenty of neighborhood shops on the way will also encourage guests to explore the local thriving businesses. Taste of Adams Avenue is presented by the Adams Avenue Business Association.

Tickets are $30 advance; $35 day of. Will call ticket booth & sales: Smitty’s Auto (3441 Adams Ave.) 619.282.7329 or adamsavenuebusiness.com

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