taste of downtown ticket giveaway

Edit: My anti-spam filter was broken! Sorry to anyone who wasn’t able to enter this weekend. I will extend the giveaway end date to 12PM tomorrow because of this error!

I personally haven’t been to any of the “Taste of XXX Neighborhood” events around town. I keep meaning to, but then things keep popping up and clashing with my lofty plans. This month you can get in on the action by heading Downtown for the “Taste of Downtown“, featuring 56 different restaurant offering up tastings to put into your belly!

Perhaps there will be some dessert there to sample?

Or some sushi?

Or bites of tenderloin?

You’ll have to go to find out! Here’s the press release with more details:

Give your kitchen the night off and head Downtown for the 12th Annual Taste of Downtown, taking place on Thursday, September 8th, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM!  It’s another exciting year for this palate pleasing event, and the celebration includes some of the city’s most mouthwatering culinary delights.  The neighborhoods of Downtown will showcase several of their acclaimed eateries, as well as introduce locations that are new to town.  The Taste of Downtown allows your taste buds to explore the culinary diversity of our Downtown neighborhoods and restaurants, while experiencing the ambiance each district has to offer.  A complimentary shuttle service will be available for you to take to and from each neighborhood which will also make several stops along the way for you to sample at participating restaurants! 

The Taste of Downtown is continually expanding each year, with attendees sampling the freshest seafood, old-world Italian fare, decadent confections and classic American favorites.  Below is a list of participating locations, with new restaurants being added daily:

Gaslamp Quarter

  1. Acqua Al 2
  2. Bandar Restaurant
  3. Burger Lounge
  4. Chianti Restaurant
  5. de’Medici Cucina Italiana
  6. Dick’s Last Resort
  7. Donovan’s Prime Seafood
  8. Dublin Square Irish Pub
  9. Gaslamp Tavern
  10. Ghirardelli Chocolate
  11. Hennessey’s Tavern
  12. Henry’s Pub
  13. La Fiesta Mexican Cuisine
  14. Masala Spices of India
  15. Melting Pot Gaslamp
  16. Mint Downtown Thai
  17. Monsoon – Fine Cuisine of India
  18. Ocean Room
  19. Operacaffe
  20. Pinkberry
  21. Quarter Kitchen at Andaz San Diego
  22. Rock Bottom Brewery
  23. Rockin’ Baja Coastal Cantina
  24. Royal India
  25. Shorelines Gallery  21+ ONLY
  26. The Field Irish Pub
  27. The Lincoln Room
  28. Urban Bar & Grill
East Village

  1. Cafe Chloe
  2. CrunchTime Gourmet Popcorn
  3. Dragon’s Den
  4. East Village Tavern + Bowl
  5. Knotty Barrel Gastro Pub
  6. Lotus Thai
  7. McCormick & Schmicks
  8. Montreal’s
  9. Proper Gastro Pub/Wine Steals
  10. Starbuck’s Coffee
  11. The Fleetwood
  12. The Village Coffee & Wine Bar
  13. Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery
  14. Toast Enoteca & Cucina
  15. Tom Ham’s Light House
  16. Valentine’s
  17. Zanzibar Café
Financial District

  1. Chef Miguel’s Deli Juice Bar
  2. House of Blues
  3. La Gran Tapa
  4. Panera Bread
  5. Sixth Avenue Bistro
  6. St. Tropez Bakery & Bistro
  7. Stout Public House
  8. Suite & Tender
  9. The Local
  10. The Crab Hut
  11. Westgate Room

You can purchase tickets in advance for $30 or get them at the door for $35. Or… you can try to win a pair here!

Even though I’m not going to this event, don’t let me stop you, dear readers, from enjoying this event in my stead! Thanks to the wonderful folks at McFarlane Promotions, I will giving away a pair of tickets to this year’s Taste of Downtown. It’s easy to enter and you can score additional entries to increase your chances of winning!

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post stating which
restaurant you’re most excited to try! (1 entry)

For additional entries, you can tweet about this post (include this URL: http://bit.ly/qfivM8).
Either include my handle, @kyten, or link to your tweet in the comments below. (1 entry)

You can also post about this giveaway on your Facebook for another entry –
(again, use http://bit.ly/qfivM8 in your post) honor system here since I can’t personally check these! (1 entry)

Please leave separate comments for each entry. You must post your comments by Tuesday, September 6th at Noon PST to qualify. Winners will be drawn on Tuesday, September 6th and will be notified on how to receive their tickets. Good luck and happy eating!

20 thoughts on “taste of downtown ticket giveaway

  1. Ooh, thanks so much for the opportunity! I would love to try most of the restaurants listed, but especially Proper Gastro Pub! 🙂

  2. i never really do those things either but they always sound like fun!

    GORGEOUS PHOTOS BY THE WAY!!!! Food Magazine worthy they are. I love that first one!!!

  3. Honestly I’m excited to try them all! I’m new to San Diego and this would be a great way to get to know some downtown restaurants!

  4. MAMA MIA will be great first of all I never been to taste of downtown and also is my Hubby birthday and will be a great GIFT .THANKS AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK

  5. I’d be excited to visit any of these places, but Toast Enoteca & Cucina has been on my list to eat at for some time now!

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