The Taste of Adams Avenue is a must-eat event of the summer


Break out your walking shoes and comfiest clothes: it’s time for Taste of Adams Avenue, the annual cross-neighborhood epicurean expedition.

Winding its way through three neighborhoods (University Heights, Normal Heights and Kensington) and boasting 48 participating restaurants, cafes, coffee houses, dessert shops, breweries and wine bars, this year’s Taste features seven new places to try.

The two things that distinguish this culinary event from so many others are a free hop-on-hop-off trolley service along the route and the fact that a number of the locales you can try are some the best of their kind in San Diego County.

Among those, we’d count these 10: Et Voila! French Bistro, An’s Dry Cleaning, Tajima Ramen, Blind Lady Ale House, Village Vino, The Friendly, Mariposa Ice Cream, Dao Fu Restaurant, Blackmarket Bakery and Lestat’s Coffee House.

Taste of Adams Avenue

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Various locations in University Heights, Normal Heights and Kensington. $35 in advance; $40 day of. (619) 282-7329.