Taste of Leucadia opens April 2

An eclectic array of Leucadia restaurants, San Diego’s best craft breweries, wineries and local musicians bring North Coast Highway 101 alive April 2 for the Taste of Leucadia. For the third straight year, the Leucadia 101 Main Street will host the best party of the year drawing 1,000 ticket holders for the evening.

“Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. and last until 8:30 p.m., with many attendees continuing the merriment at our local bars and restaurants once the event is over,” said Leucadia 101 Main Street President Nick Winfrey. “This year, we will have a record number of tastes and beverage sips available to ticket holders, with 18 local restaurants participating and 13 San Diego craft breweries and wineries sampling the finest of what they have to offer.”

Those without tickets are welcome to come down and enjoy the live music, which is free at several locations along the culinary trail, plus live poetry in Leucadia Roadside Park.

Taste of Leucadia Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 event day), and tickets with Sip Stops (craft beer/wine tasting included) are $33 in advance ($40 event day).

“This year the event will be eliminating waste by giving each Sip Stop tickets holder a commemorative tasting cup that they can take home as a souvenir,” said Leucadia 101 Main Street Vice President William Morrison. “This will eliminate over 8,000 disposable tasting cups that were used in prior years.

“Additional green elements include an eco shuttle that runs on biofuel which will transport attendees from the upper parking lot of the Encinitas City Hall (505 S. Vulcan) to the heart of the event. The shuttle also eliminates a parking hassle, and we highly recommend taking advantage of it!”

Call 760-436-2320; buy tickets at Leucadia101.com.

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