TASTE OF SANTA ANA

Get ready to light your taste buds on fire with the unlimited, tasty culinary creations from the 5th Annual Taste of Santa Ana, where you’ll discover more than 40 of Santa Ana’s most notable restaurants, craft breweries and wineries – all in one place at the easily accessible MainPlace Mall just off the 5 Freeway.

In just a few years, the Taste of Santa Ana has established itself as one of OC’s best “Taste of” events. Hosted by the Economic Development Committee, with this year’s celebration is presented by Assistance League of Santa Ana in partnership with Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce.

Event organizers want to increase awareness of Santa Ana’s expanding culinary scene and highlight local restaurants and businesses. They do this through a fun community event offering visitors the chance to try the latest flavors and pairings, and meet the chefs, mixologists and entrepreneurs behind these culinary innovations.

The night kicks off with Southern California’s dance band Cold Duck, followed by fan-favorite 80s music from the band Pop Gun Rerun. The event will also feature a photo booth, charity raffle, and games for kids.

Participating restaurants range from Native Son Alehouse, the Kabob Place, Morton’s Steakhouse, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, Wokcano and Silva’s Bar & Grill to some of the best destinations for Mexican food and drink in the county, including Cancun JuiceSarinana’s Tamale Factory, Taquerias Guadalajara, Botana Express and Conchita’s.

This year’s Taste of Santa Ana includes a VIP experience, offering early entry at 5pm, unlimited access to the VIP lounge with an open bar, interactive games, covered lounge seating and expanded food samples from some of Santa Ana’s premier restaurants.

Bring your friends and family to find out where the tastes of Santa Ana take you!

The event is at MainPlace Mall, with the entrance in the parking lot near Broadway. For more information, including the full list of restaurants and sponsors, visit www.tasteofsantaana.org.

IF YOU GO:

Taste of Santa Ana at MainPlace Mall, 2800 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 6pm to 9pm (5pm VIP Entry)

General Admission to the event is $50 and includes unlimited food tastings and local beer and wine samplings. VIP Entry tickets are $75 and include early entry, full open bar access and VIP restaurant sampling, all in a covered area. Kid’s 5 and under are free!