Taste of MainStreet tickets now on sale


The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association is selling tickets to its 27th annual Taste of MainStreet.

This year’s event will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 18 along Coast Highway 101 in downtown Encinitas. For a $35 ticket, participants can enjoy tastes from at least 40 restaurants, sample wine and beer at 20 Sip Stops, and listen to live music at six venues.

“We’re excited to be offering more choices than ever before, with more restaurants and more Sip Stops, thanks to new businesses opening in our downtown,” said Thora Guthrie, Encinitas 101’s executive director. “Seven new restaurants will make their Taste of MainStreet debut, including GoodOnYa Deli/Café, Sonima Wellness, The Taco Stand and URBN Coal Fired Pizza.”

To help make this year’s Taste of MainStreet easier on the environment, Encinitas 101 is supplying the Sip Stops and the Scripps Water Stop with cups made of a corn-based plastic that is compostable and biodegradable. Participating restaurants are being encouraged to minimize waste and use eco-friendly plates and utensils.

In addition to the 20 Sip Stops, this year’s Taste will feature 10 locations serving non-alcoholic beverages, such as coffee, kombucha, sports drinks and water.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.encinitas101.com and at the Encinitas 101 office (818 S. Coast Highway 101). The $35-per-person price includes all food and drink samples. Same-day tickets are $45, but the event has always sold out in advance.