Stroll into fine food and drink

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — It’s time once again to indulge your culinary palates and celebrate the beauty of Cardiff-by-the-Sea at the fifth annual Taste of Cardiff event.

Cardiff 101 Main Street invites you to enjoy an evening of strolling through the coastal community while savoring the very best of Cardiff’s cuisine and libations from local breweries and wineries. New this year, is a partnering with Uber to ensure safe rides home, and rides to and from restaurant row. Tasters need to be in the lookout for friendly uber representatives, who will be handing out coupons. Also added this year are eight sip stops which will give participants a chance to enjoy a sample of North County’s finest beer and wine. Each sip stop will be hosted by a local business.

Ticket holders will stroll from restaurant to restaurant for a small bite and perhaps a sip that captures the taste of each cuisine. The restaurants will begin sampling food at 5 p.m. and will serve those with tickets until 8 p.m., or until they run out of food. The three-hour window allows you to take your time as you walk throughout downtown Cardiff provides opportunities to stop along the way to enjoy the music or to have a drink. Tickets are $25 or $35 with sip stops. Day-of tickets are $30 or $40 with sip stops and are available online at HYPERLINK “” or at the Cardiff 101 office at 2139B Newcastle Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

Twenty local restaurants will be whipping up individual tastes and competing for your vote to win the 2014 Taste of Cardiff Golden Fork Award. Congrats to Tower 13 and V.G. Donut & Bakery, who were awarded 2013 top honors.

The music lineup includes Bucket Ruckus playing at Bull Taco, The Red Fox Tails at Seaside Market, Adrienne Nims at Ki’s Restaurant and The Shantyannes in the Rimel’s courtyard. Also, Cardiff’s own Ada Harris Chamber Ensemble will get the festivities started in the Rimel’s Courtyard from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

For a full list of all the restaurants participating, visit HYPERLINK “”



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