Taste of the Eastside is returning to celebrate the ever-evolving and diverse Eastside and surrounding neighborhoods of Los Angeles on Sunday, April 28. VIP admission starts at 3 p.m. and general admission at 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.
Taste of the Eastside started with an idea from a group of parents to raise money for Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School, L.A.’s oldest co-op for kids and the primary beneficiary and organizer of TOTE.
More than 30 vendors of savory food and drink, including newcomers and longtime TOTE participants alike, will have something for everyone to love. Angelenos are sure to be familiar with some of the notorious local establishments bringing top crowd pleasers, including Silverlake’s delectable Chinese spot, Fat Dragon; the cozy Los Feliz joint Little Dom’s; and sweet Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.
TOTE would not be complete without flights from the region’s finest boutique wine merchants, Silver Lake Wines, one of TOTE’s oldest contributors. There will be signature cocktails from Mohawk Bend and Greenbar Craft Distillery, as well as endless refreshing beer from several area breweries. KCRW DJ favorites Raul Campos and Garth Trinidad will be spinning tunes for all music lovers, in addition to live music from Pretzel Logic and more to be announced.
All proceeds from Taste of the Eastside will be donated to highly-deserving local organizations, including Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School, the Pablove Foundation, and Friends of the LA River. TOTE continues to be an environmentally friendly festival by making an effort to compost, recycle and reduce waste wherever possible.
The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens is located at 570 W. Ave. 26 #100.
For information and tickets, visit tasteoftheeastside.com/tickets.