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75 Vendors and New Cars at ‘Taste of Arcadia’ – Sept. 24

40 Popular Food, Ale Cabanas; 30-Plus Biz Tables; Four Car Dealers

A dozen new cars will be on display as part of the biggest-ever Taste of Arcadia on Monday, Sept. 24 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. Tickets are $50 in advance at or call 626-447-2159. Price at the gate will be $60.
In addition to 40 booths of delicious food, drinks and desserts, the first-ever Business Showcase at the Taste will feature more than 30 local businesses and organizations plus 12 new cars presented by four local dealers:
Advantage Ford Lincoln expects to showcase a new Lincoln MKZ (probably a hybrid), MKX and Navigator.
Honda of Pasadena will present three of their newest Hondas.
Longo Toyota-Scion-Lexus will display three of their newest vehicles, the Toyota Prius Plug-in, Scion tC, and Lexus ES350.
Sierra Chrysler Dodge Fiat Jeep Ram will showcase two Chryslers and the popular new Fiat.
Meanwhile, food, drinks and desserts of every variety from 40 local restaurants, caterers, distributors, hotels, and even retirement homes will be available for one price of admission from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Attendees will find many familiar names offering food and desserts for every taste (vendors subject to change without notice):
AU 79 Teahouse; Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine; California Pizza Kitchen; Casa del Rey Mexican; Corner Bakery Café; Danielson Creations Catering; Dave & Busters; de Croupet’s Cakes; The Derby; Dream Dinners; Frontrunner (Santa Anita Park); Kelley’s Kookies; Mamma’s Brick Oven Pizza; Matt Denny’s Ale House; Nikki C’s; Orleans Corner; Oto-Oto Izakaya Japonaise; Paco’s Mexican; Robeks; Souplantation Catering; Sweet & Savory; Taza- a Social Coffee House; Twoheys
Beer and wine vendors include: Anheuser Busch; D’Aquino Italian Importing Co.; Tama Trading- Angelo Poretti beer; Matt Denny’s Ale House; Stone Brewing; Wine of the Month Club; Wine Warehouse; Young’s Market
Hotels, a hospital, bowling alley, community group, and retirement homes are showing off their own tasty cuisine: 300 Pasadena; Arcadia Gardens Retirement Hotel; Arcadia Retirement Village; Courtyard by Marriott; Double Tree; Gables of Monrovia; Methodist Hospital Fresh Inspirations Cafeteria; Tzu Chi Foundation (food from Dumpling Express)
Joining the car dealers in the new Business Showcase at the Taste will be more than 30 tables featuring the services of area businesses and organizations. Among them (vendors subject to change without notice):
Automobile Club of Southern California; Arcadia Association of Realtors; Arcadia Gardens Retirement Hotel; Arcadia Fire Department; Arcadia Health Care Center Arcadia Police Department; Best Companion Care, Inc.; Breeders’ Cup 2012; Budget Blinds; City of Arcadia Public Works / Recreation & Community Services; Dr. Dino Clarizio; Costco; Cruise Planners; Curves Arcadia; Gold’s Gym; Jewish Federation of Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys; Kangen Water; K.B. Construction; Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority; National University; Pan Pacific Film Fest; Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary; Rotary Club of Arcadia; Santa Anita Dental Group; Sound of Music stars; S. Sanders Company Insurance; StorAmerica; Weaver & Associates, Inc.; Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Taste of Arcadia began as a much smaller event nearly 40 years ago to raise money for the Arcadia Tournament of Roses Association float. Known as both The Wines Shed Mixer and A Taste of Arcadia, the event was held on the infield at Santa Anita Park for a time. When the association dissolved in 1999, all assets, including the annual fund-raiser, were transferred to the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce. The chamber continued the food and wine event at Santa Anita under various names, including the Festival of Food, before moving the venue to the LA County Arboretum several years later and adopting the name Taste of Arcadia. Tickets are all-inclusive, providing unlimited “tastes” and free parking. For more information about Taste of Arcadia or the Arcadia Chamber, please call 626-447-2159.

September 11, 2012

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