San Diego’s hip Hillcrest neighborhood will celebrate the holidays Thursday with an event that highlights three components of the festive season: food, cocktails and a little shopping.
“Taste ‘n’ Tinis” – a self-guided walking tour of Hillcrest featuring samples and sips – goes down between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Revelers can stroll through the neighborhood while enjoying festive drinks, tasty bites and shopping at the unique shops that line the area at 5th and University avenues.
Participating eateries will present festive fare to those attending the event, from appetizer and entrée samples to sweet treats, coffee and pastries.
Organizers say each participating retail boutique along the Taste ‘n’ Tinis route will offer a holiday-inspired martini for patrons to sip on while shopping, too.
Tickets to the savory soiree cost $30 at the door and can be picked up at the Rite Aid at 535 Robinson Ave. and at Gossip Grill at 1220 University Ave. If you’re partaking in the cocktails portion of the party, you must at least 21 years old in order to buy a wristband. Attendees will also receive a walking guide with their wristband that highlights each savory stop along the route.
For more info, visit the Fabulous Hillcrest website or call (619) 299-3330.