PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Santa Barbara’s Eat Street Returns Oct 4th

Second Annual Taste of Milpas – Santa Barbara’s “Eat Street” Promises Food, Fun, Entertainment, and a Community With Heart.

The Milpas Community Association is proud to present the Taste of Milpas on Saturday October 4th from noon to 4 PM, a tantalizing culinary adventure along Santa Barbara’s “Eat Street”. The food culture on Milpas is famous for its diversity, superb taste, and affordability. The Milpas restaurants are excited to show off their finest creations, and wow patrons of the Taste. Eat at 20 different restaurants and markets on Milpas in one event. Headliners include:

Ö La Super Rica – 8th Best Taco in USA: Travel & Leisure Magazine

Ö El Bajio – featured in Forbes, New York Times

Ö The Habit – Best Burger in USA: Consumer Reports

Ö Los Agaves, Jack’s Bistro, and Your Place Thai – “Best of Santa Barbara” winners, Independent, NewsPress

Ö La Colmena – Winner, Foodie Award for best salsa 2013, Santa Barbara Independent

Ö Hot newcomer The Shop Café – American fusion at its finest. Winner of the Santa Barbara Independent’s “Foodie” award, 2014.

Ö A well-kept local secret – amazing Chinese at Shanghai, including great vegetarian options

There are 4 live music stages, featuring acts such as the Jim Rankin Band, playing Clapton, Allman Brothers and more great classic rock. Soul Biscuit will make you want to shake your tail with their hot groove, funk and soul. Dezmo’s Blues Band will turn out the toe-tapping classic blues. The brand new Funzone at the East Beach Batting Cages will have exciting youth rock bands playing during the event.

This year, the Taste will feature a beer and wine garden at Ortega and Milpas. Try hand-crafted brews from Telegraph and newcomer Pure Order Brewing Company. Sample delectable wines provided by Tri County Produce, with one of the best wine selections available in the city.

Proceeds benefit the Milpas Holiday Parade and several Eastside community non-profits. Taste patrons can direct proceeds to non-profits of their choice. Several youth organizations will put on live performances, serve as youth ambassadors, and display art as part of the Taste of Milpas.

Parking is available at the Fess Parker Resort. Shuttles provided by MTD and Pedicabs will help ferry you through the Taste route.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of event. Wine / beer tasting tickets are $15. Get tickets in advance at or call (805) 636-0475.

Fantastic food, live music, art, locally crafted beer and wines – and all to benefit the community - what’s not to love about the Taste of Milpas?

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