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Mission Statement: To preserve, improve and promote the culture, character and commerce of Downtown Encinitas

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25th Annual Taste of MainStreet - SOLD OUT

Tuesday, August 19th / 5:30-8:30pm  

ToM LogoSOLD OUT! Sorry, all the tickets are sold, but feel free to come dine at one of our dozens of fine restaurants and enjoy the live music and festive atmosphere.

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Dancers, Dogs and Other Dazzlers

July 30-September 11, 2014

DK 2Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association presents “Dancers, Dogs, and other Dazzlers”, a solo exhibition by local artist Darlene Katz. This exhibit combines her series of paintings of dancers and dogs and other things beginning with “D” (warning: if you try hard enough, everything can begin with D), highlighting her extensive work capturing unique moments in time, ranging from thought provoking to just plain comedic.

An artist reception will be held on Thursday, August 7, 5:30-­8:00pm at the Encinitas 101 Gallery located at 818 S. Coast Hwy 101. The public is invited to the reception which will take place during the First Thursdays in Encinitas event in August, with free light refreshments and wonderful art. The show runs from July 31 through Sept 11, 2014. 

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Mathematical Images by Michael Sussna, Ph.D.

June 25-July 30, 2014

Sussna_Test Patterns 2_digitalThe E101 Gallery unfolds the magic of art using fractal imagery, and takes you into an incredible journey into the mind of our July artist, Michael Sussna, Ph.D.

Michael explores undiscovered worlds of exotic scenery filled with exquisite shapes in colorful profusion. This journey into the wilds of magical fractal imagery is made possible by and is a reflection of the beauty of mathematics. These intricate designs serve as snapshots capturing panoramas from the limitless uncharted realms of inner space and often feature spirals speaking spiritually to us of infinity. Michael describes his artwork as “geometric yet organic”.

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Taste of MainStreet


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SOLD OUT! Sorry, all the tickets are sold, but feel free to come dine at one of our dozens of fine restaurants and enjoy the live music and festive atmosphere.

Our 25th Annual Taste of MainStreet will be held on Tuesday, August 19th from 5:30pm-8:30pm.  Treat your taste buds to food samples from 34+ restaurants, and quench your thirst with wine and beer served at 17 Sip Stops hosted by shops and salons.  Pause along the way to enjoy live music at multiple venues.

2014 Taste of MainStreet Map

Participating Restaurants:
3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro, Bier Garden, Blue Ribbon Pizza, Chuao Chocolatier, D Street Bar & Grill, East Village Asian Diner, Encinitas Cafe, Encinitas Fish Shop, Encinitas Pizza Company, Filiberto’s, GoodOnYa, Kealani’s, Leucadia Pizzeria & Restaurant, Lobster West, Lotus Cafe & Juice Bar, Lumberyard Tavern & Grill, Moonlight Beach 7-Eleven, Q’ero Restaurant, Roxy Restaurant, Sakura Bana, Savory Spice Shop, Solace & the Moonlight Lounge, St. Tropez Bakery & Bistro, Surfdog’s Java Hut, Trattoria I Trulli, & UNION Kitchen & Tap …and more!

Click here for details on Sip Stops

Free Rides To/From the Event!

We’re teaming up with Uber, so you can skip the parking hassles and ride with ease to and from Taste of MainStreet! To get a free roundtrip up to $20 each way, sign up online, or download the app, and enter the promo code ENCINITAS101 (new users only). 

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About Encinitas 101 MainStreet

Encinitas 101 MainStreet  Mission Statement:To improve and preserve a desirable Historic Downtown Encinitas that provides an exceptional atmosphere for the community and its visitors.

Encinitas 101 MainStreet was originally formed in 1982 as the Downtown Encinitas Merchants’ Association. In 1988 it became a Main Street Program and began developing the leadership and support needed to care for and manage the downtown area, following the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Revitalization Program. Used in over 1,200 cities and 40 states, the program encourages imaginative use of business and government resources to support local downtown and neighborhood commercial district revitalization efforts.