Deets: Taste of the Eastside, better known as TOTE for aficionados of good food and a fun Sunday is returning to celebrate the ever evolving and diverse East-Side and surrounding neighborhoods of Los Angeles on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 with VIP admission starting at 3:00 pm and GA admission at 4:00 pm on the gorgeous and bright grounds of the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.
Taste of the Eastside flourished from an idea by a group of parents to raise money for Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School, LA’s oldest co-op for kids and the primary beneficiary and organizer of TOTE. It has turned into a hugely popular and highly regarded yearly food festival that brings together the best food, drink, and entertainment this side of LA has to offer. Showcasing the East-Side of Los Angeles and surrounding areas that have emerged with new delightful and revered establishments in the hip neighborhoods of Silverlake, Los Feliz, Atwater Village, Echo Park, Downtown, Highland Park, Eagle Rock and beyond, TOTE celebrates the true diversity of Los Angeles.
Over 30 vendors of savory food and drink including newcomers and longtime TOTE participants alike will have something for everyone to love. Angelenos are sure to be familiar with some of the notorious local establishments bringing top crowd pleasers, including Silverlake’s delectable Chinese spot, Fat Dragon, the cozy Los Feliz joint we all love, Little Dom’s, modern Mediterranean Momed in Atwater Village, Pine and Crane’s newest sister restaurant, JOY on York Blvd., plant based newcomer Jewel, fresh poke favorite, Sweetfin, the hippest Same Same Thai on Sunset, Highland Park’s finest, Californian Café Birdie and French Côté Est Bistro, sweet, sweet Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and the scrumptious Ample Hills Creamery with many more excited participants ready to serve on this spectacular Sunday!
TOTE would not be complete without flights from the region's finest, boutique wine merchants, Silver Lake Wines, who happen to be one of TOTE’s oldest contributors. Of course, there will be signature cocktails from Mohawk Bend and Greenbar Craft Distillery as well as endless refreshing beer from Eagle Rock Brewing, El Segundo Brewing Co., Sage Vegan Bistro and Brewery, Frogtown Brewery and Arts District Brewing Co. KCRW DJ favorites Raul Campos and Garth Trinidad will be spinning tunes for all music lovers, in addition to live music from Pretzel Logic and more to be announced.
All proceeds from Taste of the Eastside will be donated to highly-deserving local organizations, including Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School, The Pablove Foundation, and FOLAR, Friends of the LA River. TOTE continues to be an environmentally friendly festival by making an effort to compost, recycle and reduce waste wherever possible.
More about The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens:
The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens has been home to TOTE now for the past four years, giving the festival a unique location and vibe. The venue, a stunning mission-style villa with lush landscaping, soothing fountains and meandering, tiled patios, provides a breathtaking backdrop for Angeleno foodies to sample delicious offerings from some of LA’s hottest purveyors of food and drink. The lovely grounds are home to several non-profit organizations that aim to revitalize the Los Angeles River and promote sustainable living. The address is 570 W Ave 26 #100, Los Angeles, CA 90065.
More about Main Beneficiary: Rose Scharlin Nursery School:
Rose Scharlin is a cooperative Nursery School in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake area founded in 1939 with the distinction of being the very first cooperative nursery school in the City of Los Angeles and the model upon which local schools patterned themselves. It was founded in 1939 as the Echo Park Cooperative Nursery School, using the facilities of the Echo Park Playground but later merging with what was Lakeview Nursery School in Silverlake. The purpose is to provide a safe, secure and challenging environment for the children; to offer them a range of developmentally appropriate activities; and to reflect the diversity of backgrounds, our community and our world. They emphasize the process of parents and children learning and working together for the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual growth of all.
Sponsors and Partners of Taste of the Eastside 2019:
Sponsers include First Republic Bank, (Bronze) Tracy Do, (Silver), Gelson’s, (Bronze), Eco Products, Universal Waste, Supergoop!, Green Bar Distillery and Partners include Boxed Water, Los Angeles Magazine, LA River Studios, VOXX Studios and Yelp.
Who You May Spot:
List of 2019 Participants:
ALL’ ACQUA RESTAURANT
AMPLE HILLS CREAMERY
ARTS DISTRICT BREWING CO.
BARBRIX RESTAURANT & WINE BAR
BON VIVANT MARKET & CAFE
BRACK SHOP TAVERN
CÔTÉ EST BISTRO AND BAR
DAW YEE MYANMAR CORNER
DIABLO TACO + CANTINA
EAGLE ROCK BREWERY
EAGLE ROCK BREWERY PUBLIC HOUSE
EL SEGUNDO BREWING CO.
GREEN BAR DISTILLERY
JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS
SAGE VEGAN BISTRO & BREWERY
SAME SAME THAI
SPOKE BICYCLE CAFE
Hint For The Average Socialite: For another memorable Sunday indulging in L.A.’s finest array of food and drink, alongside great entertainment all while supporting a great cause, get your tickets for Taste of The Eastside 2019 now!
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