Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Taste of Downtown is Saturday

The Easley Winery’s street festival, "Taste of Downtown", moves to new hours this year -- 'cause a noon-time August festival can be too hot to be cool!

The Fifth Annual Taste of Downtown returns to College Avenue (between Ohio and New York streets) on 9 August (Saturday), beginning at 4 p.m. and continuing until 10 p.m.

Major emphasis this year falls on a collector car show, with about 50 cars from a 1927 Ford Model A to a 1967 Shelby Cobra.

More than 10 restaurants will be featured at the 2008 Taste of Downtown, including Scholars’ Inn; J. Gumbos; The Villa; Da Blue Lagoon; Dick’s Bodacious BBQ; Circle City Pizza; O’Malia’s Grill; and Bugg’s Temple. All food items, in sample portions, will be priced under $5.

Music acts include Tastes Like Chicken (4-6 p.m.), Toy Factory (6-8 p.m.) and The Tides (8 -10 p.m.). Various street exhibits will feature work by area artists and promotional give-aways by local businesses.

People attending the Taste of Downtown are asked to bring a canned food item for donation to the Gleaner’s Food Bank.

For more information, contact Meredith Easley, 317:636-4516 or 317:538-2505.

BONUS: "A Taste of Taste" will be held on Monument Circle from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday (7 August) in front of Emmis Communications, featuring free food samples from Da Blue Lagoon and Circle City Pizza!

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