Sunday, April 30th, the 7th annual Taste of the Eastside (TOTE) will take place on the verdant grounds of the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens. From 4pm until 8pm, guests can wander beneath the shade trees and sample unlimited tastes from over 30 of the best restaurants in Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Los Feliz, Atwater and beyond. Alcohol is not included in the ticket, which allows them to offer affordable tickets and create a family-friendly atmosphere.
Favorite participants include Little Dom’s, Mare, Hache LA, Lemon Poppy Kitchen, Momed, Diablo Taco, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Malo, Eagle Rock Brewery Public House and McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams. This event also gives you the opportunity to try out some of the new places in the neighborhood. For those who enjoy tippling, wine flights curated by Silver Lake Wines, cocktails from Mohawk Bend and local craft beers will be available for purchase. KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez, Travis Holcombe and Garth Trinidad, plus DJ duo Playground will provide tunes, as well as live music from the Sasha Smith Trio.
100% of the proceeds from Taste of the Eastside will be donated to local nonprofit organizations. Tickets are only $45 online and score you a spot in the special presale line. VIP tickets at $75 presale will allow you one hour early entry at 3pm, which is worth its weight in gold, plus three drink tickets. GA tickets will be $55 at the door, VIP will be $85. We have to warn you, though, last year they sold out two days for the event, so get your tickets now!