Taste of MainStreet


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The Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association is pleased to present the 24th Annual Taste of MainStreet on Tuesday, August 20th 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 16 Sip Stops.  Pause along the way to enjoy live music at multiple venues.

Tickets are available here online (just click the “Buy Now” button) and at the DEMA office (818 S. Coast Hwy 101).  Advance tickets are just $35 for food, wine and beer (for those 21+) or $25 for food only.  Same day tickets (if available) are an additional $5.   One ticket per person.  No sharing.  No refunds.

Tickets are limited to 1000 and this event usually sells out early, so buy yours soon! If you are unable to get a ticket, we invite you to come downtown, mingle with your friends, listen to some good music playing at several venues along the coast highway and enjoy a meal at any one of our featured restaurants.

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NEW THIS YEAR:  Sample wine and beer at these Sip Stop locations:

Art N Soul – Vindemia Estate Winery
BiGR Audio – On the Tracks Brewing
Birkenstock – Ballast Point Brewing Co.
Bliss 101 – Europa Village Winery
Detour Salon – Arcana Brewing
Europtics – Acoustic Ales
Gardenology – Monte de Oro Winery
Mog & Rue – Danza del Sol Winery
Off Track Gallery – Callaway Vineyard & Winery
Pink Soul Boutique – Briar Rose Winery
Plum – Falkner Winery
Rad Vapor – Keyways Winery
Savory Spice Shop – Wiens Family Cellars
SoulScape – Miramonte Winery
Utopia Style Lounge – Monte de Oro Winery

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Enjoy tasty bites from these DEMA members and other downtown eateries:

Berry Happy Frozen Yogurt
Bier Garden
Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizza
Chuao Chocolatier
D Street Bar and Grill
East Village Asian Diner
Encinitas Cafe
Encinitas Pizza Company
Encinitas Station Farmers Market
Leucadia Pizzeria & Restaurant
Lobster West
Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar
Lumberyard Tavern & Grill
Moonlight Beach 7-Eleven
Q’ero Restaurant
Roxy Restaurant
Sakura Bana
Savory Spice Shop
Solace & the Moonlight Lounge
St. Germains Café
St. Tropez Bakery & Bistro
Surfdog’s Java Hut
UNION Kitchen & Tap
Vigilucci’s Restaurant Group
Whole Foods Market

…and more!

To sample wine or beer at the Sip Stops, you must present a valid I.D. to receive a wristband at one of the three  pick-up locations (see below).  Restaurant and food tastings are open to all ages.

Ticket pick-up locations (day of event only):

Berry Happy Frozen Yogurt, 480 S. Coast Hwy 101 @ D St.:  5-7pm – pick-up only

DEMA office, 818 S. Coast Hwy 101 @ G St.:  9am – 8:30pm – sales & pick-up

The Black Sheep, 1060 S. Coast Hwy 101 @ J St:  5-7pm – pick-up only


Ride in style with Uber and receive a $20 credit for Taste ticket holders.

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2012 Taste of MainStreet Info