DLBA Announces Drool-worthy Line-Up of Eateries at Taste of Downtown East Village • Long Beach Post

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) announced Thursday that the 2015 Taste of Downtown series in the East Village Arts District, being held March 18 and 19, will include the anything-but-lite, utterly delectable fare of the following downtown restaurants.

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Auld Dubliner: Bangers & Champ [3 tickets]; Spicy Potatos [2 tickets]; Bread Pudding [2 tickets]
Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria: Traditional & Gourmet Pizzas [2 tickets]; Eggplant Parmiggiana [3 tickets]; Farfalle Alfredo w/ Chicken & Broccoli [3 tickets]
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing: Pulled Pork Sliders [TBD]; Brownies [TBD]; Craft Beer [5 tickets]
Bo-Beau Kitchen + Rooftap: Salmon Tartare on Crostini [4 tickets]; Du Puy Lentils & Mushroom Ragout [4 tickets]; Local Fair Trade Chocolate & Butterscotch Pudding [3 tickets]
Breakfast Bar: Breakfast Dip [3 tickets]; Biscuits & Gravy [3 tickets]; White Sangria [5 tickets]
CIELO at The Sky Room: Black Bean, Roasted Pepper, Avocado, Queso Fresco Nachos [3 Tickets]; Braised Short Rib Nachos, Mole Crema, Cilantro, Queso Fresco [4 Tickets]; Mini Creme Brûlée Tart [1 Ticket]; Back Seat Wines Chardonnay Blend or Cabernet [5 Tickets]
Famous Dave’s BBQ: Smoked Chopped Pork + BBQ chips & Mini Bun [3 tickets]
Gladstone’s Long Beach: Lobster Mac-N-Cheese [4 tickets]; Chocolate Martini [1 ticket]
James Republic: Wahoo Poke [2 tickets]; Sangria [5 tickets]
Kabob Curry: Chicken Masala + Basmati Rice [3 tickets]; Channa Masala + Basmati Rice [3 tickets]; Samosas [3 tickets]; Mango or Strawberry Lassi [2 tickets]; Rose Water Iced Tea [2 tickets]
Michael’s Pizzeria: Caesar Salad [3 tickets]; Braised Chianina Beef Meatballs [2 tickets]; Housemade Calzones w/ Mozzarella [5 tickets]; Mexican Coke/Pelegrino Aranciata [3 tickets]
Pussy & Pooch: Dog Treats [2 tickets]
Sweet Dixie Kitchen: Sweet Potato Fritters [3 tickets]; Bread Pudding [2 tickets]; Biscuits [1 ticket]; Lemonade & Jola Soda [2 tickets]
Thai District: Mini Pastries [TBD]; Thai Salad [TBD]
Utopia: Garbanzo Cucumber Salad [3 tickets]; Penne Arabiata [3 tickets]; Bombay Curry w/ rice [3 tickets]
Village Grind: TBD

A handful of local shops, Anneise, 1897LB, MAKE Collectives and Mona a la Moda, have partnered with the DLBA to give guests a free food ticket for every $10 spent at each establishment. Brushstrokes and Beverages will also be giving away a free painting session to attendees, with an hourly drawing for a free class at normally scheduled events. Big Bad Rooster will be providing live music if you’re not too full to bust a few moves.

Ticket Packages are available online here and can be picked up at the Will Call/Ticket Booth at events. Advanced tickets will be available until 2:00PM on March 18. Individual tickets will be sold day-of for $1 each. Unused tasting tickets are valid at future Taste of Downtown events, including the DLBA’s Pine Avenue event June 3 and 4 and their Waterfront event on August 26 and 27.

Asia Morris is a Long Beach native covering arts and culture for the Long Beach Post. You can reach her @hugelandmass on Twitter and Instagram and at [email protected].

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