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The 11th Annual Taste of Adams Avenue By Jim Schneider

dreams as you nosh on tasty treats and sample delicious dishes from some of San Diego’s most delectable eateries at this year’s 11th Annual Taste of Adams Avenue on Sunday, June 26, 2011 from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. We invite you to embark on this culinary adventure of 30 promi- nent restaurants, pubs and eateries along Adams Avenue neighborhoods of Kensington, Normal Heights and North Park.

Come to fulfill all of your foodie or in the Adams Avenue Business Asso- ciation’s Office (4649 Hawley Boule- vard) where you can purchase with cash, check or credit card (with no service fee) or at one of the following participating restaurants: *Bleu Boheme (4090 Adams Avenue) *Cafe Cabaret (3739 Adams Avenue) *Cueva Bar (2123 Adams Avenue) *DiMille’s Italian Restau-

Whether you hop aboard the com- plimentary trolley service or take the self-guided walking tour, you are bound to find specialties from around the world such as; perfecto pastas, American classics, zesty Mediterra- nean dishes and much more! Finish off the Taste of Adams Avenue by satisfying your sweet tooth with a variety of delectable desserts or enjoyable drinks. While you are enjoying the foods, take a moment to see and visit the other merchant shops along Ad- ams Avenue. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the eclectic array of unique boutiques along the 2 ½ mile stretch of the Adams Avenue Busi- ness District. You can find gift shops with one-of-a kind items, some of San Diego’s best salons and spas to treat yourself to a day of pampering, many alternative health locations that offer acupuncture, chiropractic and massage therapies, along with the event’s highlighted pubs and restaurants. Tickets to this tasty afternoon are only $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event and can be purchased online ($25 + a small service fee) at



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rant (3492 Adams Avenue) *Hanna’s Gourmet (2864 Adams Avenue) *Kensington Cafe (4141 Adams Av- enue) *Lestat’s Coffee House (3343 Adams Avenue) *Rosie O’Grady’s (3402 Adams Avenue) * Tao (3332 Adams Avenue) *Thai Joint (3381 Adams Avenue) and *Twiggs Bakery & Coffee (2804 Adams Avenue) This event is hosted by the Adams Avenue Business Associa- tion (AABA), whose mission is to promote and increase commercial activity within the Adams Avenue Business Improvement District. The AABA also hosts the Roots Fest on Adams every April and the Adams Avenue Street Fair (South- ern California’s Largest FREE Music Festival) each September. The AABA hosts these events as promotion forf the business district and the member businesses as well as community events and as fund- raisers for the other projects and programs of the AABA. For more information on the Taste of Adams Avenue visit the Adams Avenue Business Association’s website at or call (619) 282-7329.

Adams Avenue Business Association (AABA) Mission: To promote and increase commercial activity within the Adams Avenue Business Improvement District.

AABA represents over 600 businesses on Adams Avenue, manages the Adams Avenue Business Improvement District and local Maintenance Assessment Districts. AABA also hosts a number of annual special events which include: the Roots Fest on Adams, Taste of Adams Avenue and the Adams Avenue Street Fair along with the Weekly Adams Avenue Farmers’ Market. These events are operated as community events as well as fundraising activities to support the projects and programs of the Adams Avenue Business Association.

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