The Downtown Alhambra Business Association and Alhambra Education Foundation will celebrate over a decade of community outreach with samplings from more than 40 Alhambra restaurants, brewing companies, and local wineries at Taste of Alhambra on June 2nd from 5-8 p.m.
“We are expecting nearly 1,500 attendees at the Taste of Alhambra event,” said Downtown Alhambra Business Association board member, Michael Fata. “Each year we see steady growth and involvement from the surrounding community.”
With a diverse selection of unique, flavorful food each restaurant strives to showcase their best food in support of the Alhambra Education Foundation. The local eateries, breweries, and wineries take pride in their top notch food at Taste of Alhambra, and they strive to represent themselves well at the event.
Long lines of people waiting to enter are expected, and the organizers are offering sponsor tables on the library patio with reserved seating and a view of the entire event.
Patrons are drawn to the diversity of Taste of Alhambra, with an extensive selection of beverages including: high quality wine, craft beer, martinis, and refreshing, homemade juices. All of the drinks complement the pan-Asian, Italian, American, and Latin cuisines served at this outdoor, festive event. The food and drinks will be paired with Grooveline Band and DJ Esco on stage to ensure the crowd will be rocking to the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today’s music beats.
Many of the sponsors will be providing entertainment in their booths along with some juicy giveaways. This year’s event will see the return of Volkswagen Alhambra as well as Ace Beverage with their popular truck serving cold beer on tap.
“AEF is proud to be the beneficiary of the annual Taste of Alhambra event, and we are truly grateful to the generous restaurants and vendors that donate the great food and their time,” said Steve Perry, president of the Alhambra Educational Foundation, co-host of the event. ”We invite everyone to experience the wonderful variety of Alhambra restaurants at this fun, community-building event.”
The AEF organization was founded 20 years ago by parents, community leaders, and teachers who were concerned about continual and drastic state budget cuts in the school system. AEF raises funds that benefit all Alhambra Unified School District students, and is the primary fundraising partner of the District. The Foundation has donated more than $1.5 million to the District to support a variety of programs and services for students at various school sites.
There are more surprises and new participants coming to Taste of Alhambra this year, so be sure to get your presale tickets soon. Tickets are $50 before the event and include all food and beverages, they can be purchased online by clicking HERE, or they will be available for purchase for $60 the day of the event. Patrons can enter the the Taste of Alhambra event from First Street through the Alhambra Library sidewalk on June 2nd from 5-8 p.m.