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28th annual Taste of MainStreet Encinitas is back

To-go: Moonlight Beach Deli and Dogs. It’s a little random but it’s easy to grab shockingly good deli sandwiches (skip breakfast options) to take to the beach inside the definitely no-frills Encinitas Chevron convenience store. Try the Cuban (ham, Cuban sauce, Swiss cheese and pickles on grilled focaccia) or the Cali Cuban which adds pulled pork to the mix. 350 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas. Casual: Lumberyard Tavern. Go to the Lumberyard for comfort food like pulled pork mac and cheese, meatloaf, fish and chips and even “Cardiff Crack” tri tip. In true saloon spirit, they stock plenty of whiskeys and bourbons in addition to craft beer. 967 S. Coast Highway 101 #101, Encinitas. (Cam Buker)

Keep your hunger at bay and your taste buds buzzing at the 28th annual Taste of MainStreet Encinitas. The epic foodie fest will return to the streets of Encinitas on Tuesday, August 16.

Over 30 different eateries will be participating in the event, including Bier Garden, Chuao Chocolatier, East Village Asian Diner, Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar, The Taco Stand, Encinitas Fish Shop, Lobster West, Solace and the Moonlight Lounge, UNION Kitchen & Tap, St. Tropez Bakery & Bistro, Suja Juice, Sakura Bana, Lumberyard Tavern, URBN Coal Fired Pizza and several others.

The taste will take place in the evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Along the way, cleanse your palate with a sip of local craft beer or wine at one of the drink stops around town, offering tastes of The Lost Abbey, Green Flash Brewing Co., Duck Foot Brewing, Culture Brewing Co., Falkner Winery, Danza del Sol Winery, Aztec Brewing Company, Ballast Point Brewing, Thorn St. Brewing and Maddalena wines.

Once your thirsts have been quenched, get ready to groove at one of the several restaurants offering live music for the event. Check out Tropical Breeze at Kealani’s, Linda Berry & John January at Roxy Restaurant, Endangered Speciez at the Lumberyard Courtyard and Jason Matkin at the Encinitas Fish Shop.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased on If you’re new to UBER, you can get a free ride to or from the event using the promo code ENCINITAS101.

For a full list of restaurants, events and maps visit


Source: DiscoverSD

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