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Tasty time in Leucadia

LEUCADIA — The Leucadia 101 Main Street Association invites the community to its “Taste of Leucadia, Food for Thought” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 3. Join the community in celebrating the culinary flavors and local libations that make downtown Leucadia district so unique. “The Taste of Leucadia, Food For Thought” will highlight local restaurants, retailers, craft brewers and local vintners with food, music, and poetry.

Each ticket to the event is $20 in advance ($25 the day of). With Sip Stops (craft beer/wine tasting included) prices are $30 in advance ($35 the day of). Each ticket entitles you to a taste at each of 17 participating Leucadia restaurants. These include: Bull Taco, Cap’n Kenos, HapiFish, Juanitas, Sugar, Coffee & Tea, Fully Loaded Micro Juicery, Pannikin Coffee & Tea, Vigilucci‚Äôs Trattoria Italiana, Priority Public House, Pandora’s Pizza, Foodie Amor, Solterra Winery & Kitchen, El Torito Market, Cafe Ipe, Le Papagayo, Dos Palmas Bakery & Grill, and Fish 101 Restaurant.

The limited 400 Sip Stop tickets will include a total of 10 beer or wine tastes that will be served at our local retail shops in. Sip stop locations include: Floral Design By Ari, Coastal Animal Hospital, Three Sisters Jewelry Design, Shatto & Son’s,Surf Hut Art Gallery, Thorp Institute, Physical Culture 101, Leucadia Beach Inn, fabrika.monet the art of hair. Beer and Wine Donors are comprised of a tasty list of local purveyors including: The Lost Abbey, Port Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Company, Mother Earth Brewing, Helms Brewing Co, Prohibition Brewing Company, On the Tracks Brewery, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Ballast Point, Aztec Brewing Company, 2 Towns Cider House, Solterra Winery and Chapin Family Vineyard.

The event will include live poetry in Leucadia Roadside Park, 860 N. Coast Highway 101, and six music locations along Highway 101 from Encinitas Boulevard to La Costa Boulevard. Music lineup includes The Red Fox Tails, Yael and Vlady, Chas Hays and Miss Ladybug.

A green shuttle that runs on biofuel, will transport attendees from the large parking lot at City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave., to the heart of the event. The shuttle will also take them back to City Hall. To encourage the public to bike and walk to the event, there will be a bike corral with Bike/Walk Encinitas at the Roadside Park.