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Who Will Be at Taste of The Eastside, May 6 at Barnsdall Art Park

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Griffith Park Photo: Taste of the Eastside

Next Sunday, May 6, a thrilling lineup of music makers, chefs, restaurants, and speakers will come together at Los Feliz’s Barnsdall Art Park for a five-hour tasting event called “Taste of the Eastside,” bringing together samples from eastern-leaning businesses from Echo Park, Highland Park, Atwater Village, East L.A., Silver Lake, and points in between.

In addition to tastings of signature dishes from celebrated restaurants like Good Girl Dinette, Canele, Little Dom’s, Yuca’s, L&E; Oyster Bar, Cliff’s Edge, Elf, and Guisado’s, the park will be packed for DJ sets from KCRW’s Garth Trinidad and seminars and cooking demos from the likes of Evan Kleiman, Jessica Koslow, Ann Kirk, and Marcos Tello, among other culinary obsessives. Golden Road and Eagle Rock breweries will be on brew duty, while the theme of localism at the forefront.

Proceeds from the $35 advance general admission tickets ($45 at the door, doesn’t include drinks) go to benefit the park itself, as well as Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, SEE-LA, and Rose Scharlin Nursery School. Ticket options that include libations and early entry VIP tickets are also available online. See the full list of participating restaurants, below.

Tate of the Eastside
Sunday, May 6, 2012
12:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Feliz, CA.



Intelligentsia Coffee

Cookbook Market

Little Dom’s

Auntie Em’s

Good Girl Dinette


L&E; Oyster Bar

Pazzo Gelato


Madame Matisse


The Park


Cliff’s Edge

Xoia Vietnamese Eats

Square One Dining

Whole Foods “Local Love”

Hugo’s Tacos

The Farmer’s Kitchen

Proof Bakery

Four Cafe

Large Marge Sustainables

Elf Cafe

Silver Lake Wine

Golden Road Brewery

Eagle Rock Brewery


Evan Kleiman of KCRW’s Slow Food

Chef Ann Kirk of Little Dom’s

Jen Smith of Full Moon Pickles

Marcos Tello of Neat

Talmadge Lowe of Pharmacie

Jessica Koslow of Sqirl Jams

Naoko Moore of Toiro Kitchen
Guest Barista from Intelligentsia Coffee

Who Will Be at Taste of The Eastside, May 6 at Barnsdall Art Park