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Long Beach's Taste of Downtown Starts in East Village TOMORROW March 23!

The first of three parts of Long Beach's annual Taste of Downtown series kicks off tomorrow in the East Village Arts District. Each of the two nights (March 23 & 24) will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be painting classes, a free bike valet, and live music. Most importantly, there will be food.

An impressive list of Long Beach restaurants are participating, including a few Weekly favorites such as Beachwood, James Republic, The Breakfast Bar, and Pier 76. A sampling of the, er, samplings is available here.

The festival runs on a ticket system. On average, most of the items being offered cost about 4 tickets , with each ticket costing $1 each if you buy it on site.

Online ticket Packages that offer a discounted ticket rate can be bought in advance at http://www.downtownlongbeach.org/sales/tickets until up to 2 p.m., March 23.  If you choose to buy your tickets online, you can pick them up at the Will Call/Ticket Booth at the event. Unused tasting tickets are valid at future Taste of Downtown events, including our Pine Avenue event (June 22 & 23) and our Waterfront event (August 24 & 25).

See you there! With elastic pants!


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