Stroll Along The Pine Avenue Pier at Rainbow Harbor For a Taste of Downtown

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pine avenue pier at rainbow harborTantalize your taste buds with delicious eats from some of Downtown’s most popular restaurants as the Taste of Downtown returns to the waterfront with two evenings of food and live music under the stars. Hosted by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), the Taste of Downtown will take place on the Pine Avenue Pier at Rainbow Harbor on March 23-24, 2011, featuring delicious cuisine from more than a dozen Downtown restaurants.

The popular Taste of Downtown series, which is hosted by the DLBA three times each year, offers residents and visitors an opportunity to enjoy sample-sized servings of signature dishes from some of their favorite Downtown restaurants in an unique outdoor setting.

Participants at this year’s waterfront event include: Auld Dubliner, AVIA Kitchen & Lounge, Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria, Chelsea Chowder House on the Queen Mary, Cold Stone Creamery, Gladstone’s, Kabob Curry, KDB, Mabel’s Gourmet Pralines, Maru Maki, Parkers’ Lighthouse, P.F. Chang’s, Reef Restaurant, Sip Lounge, Sky Room and Stefano’s Pizza & Pasta. In addition, a bar will be available for purchasing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, courtesy of Gladstone’s.

“Taste of Downtown is an excellent opportunity for consumers to sample dishes from their favorite restaurants and to try something new,” said Kojian. “Downtown is full of choices when it comes to dining and this event really showcases the diversity and quality of the overall experience.”

The Taste of Downtown event will take place on the Pine Avenue Pier at Rainbow Harbor on March 23-24, 2011 from 6-9PM each night.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at or at the event for $1 each (or 12 for $10 and 24 for $20). Each restaurant will redeem tickets in exchange for a serving of their signature dish(es), offering attendees the chance to sample and savor some of Downtown’s best cuisine. Those who purchase a pack of 24 tickets will receive a complimentary ticket to the Aquarium of the Pacific, valid any day until the end of the year (while supplies last).

Greg Young and the 2nd Street Steel Drum Band will perform live on both nights, filling Rainbow Harbor with music as guests feast under the stars. Ninety minutes of complimentary parking will be available at The Pike parking structure with validation that will be provided at the ticket sales table.

For more information please call (562) 436-4259 or visit

About DLBA:
The Downtown Long Beach Associates is a non-profit organization operating on behalf of the property owners and tenants of the Business Improvement District. It is dedicated to the management, marketing, security, maintenance, advocacy, and economic and community development of the assessment districts in cooperation with the City of Long Beach and the private sector. For additional information, please see .

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