Taste of Hillcrest 2016 to Feature 35+ Restaurants

The event runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the hip, food-friendly Uptown neighborhood

A tasty event in Hillcrest this weekend will delight the palates of both foodies and those with wanderlust, showcasing bites from around the world.

The annual Taste of Hillcrest – a self-guided culinary tour of the top restaurants in Hillcrest – runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

According to organizers, more than 35 eateries are set to participate in the event this year, many of which specialize in international cuisine, from tastes of Thailand and Japan to India and Mexico.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $30 per person. That entry includes access savory samples at all eateries along the Taste of Hillcrest route, plus some sips and desserts at certain locations. Patrons can walk from spot to spot to taste the dishes, which include everything from fresh seafood and pasta to pizza and tacos.

Here’s the list of Hillcrest restaurants participating in this year’s foodie event:

• 100 Wines + Kitchen
• Babycakes
• Baja Betty’s
• Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India
• Brazen BBQ
• Bread & Cie
• Cali “O” Burgers
• Candy Depot
• East Coast Pizza
• Fiesta Cantina
• Gossip Grill
• Hillcrest Brewing Company
• Ike’s Place
• Juice Crafters
• Lemonade
• Lotus Thai
• Luna Grill
• Micho’z Grill
• Napizza
• Oscar Wilde’s
• Pardon My French
• Pinkberry Hillcrest
• Rakitori
• Rolled Up
• Seaport Oil & Vinegars
• Subterranean Coffee Boutique
• T-Lounge
• Tajima Ramen
• Taste of Thai
• The Brew Project
• The Smok’d Hog
• TRUST Restaurant
• Uptown Tavern
• Urban Mo’s
• Veganic Thai Cafe
• Vinavanti Urban Winery
• Vom Fass
• Wine Steals

Organizers say attendees can pick up their tickets, along with a Taste of Hillcrest map, at two will call locations on the day of the event: Rite Aid Pharmacy at 535 Robinson Ave. and Gossip Grill at 1220 University Ave.

The event does have a reputation for of selling out, so it’s best to snag your ticket in advance. For more details, visit the Fabulous Hillcrest website.

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