Taste Around Avalon
Join in May 2020 for our increasingly popular annual event and enjoy the most scrumptious tastes of delectable food & beverages from 5-9pm at some of Avalon’s finest dining establishments. Vote for your favorite “Tastes” of food, drink and dessert as the Best Taste of the Year! Winning establishments are awarded $100 each plus bragging rights for the next year! This is the official kick-off to Avalon Restaurant Week, May 31st - June 6th, 2019.
How it Works:
Purchase a Voting Card (1 per person) - AVAILABLE NOW!
$2 Advance purchase (May 25-May 30) at the Catalina Island Visitor Center on the Green Pleasure Pier
$3 Day of the event at the Catalina Island Visitor Center on the Green Pleasure Pier
$3 Night of the event at Wrigley Stage from 5pm to 9pm
Stroll through town & visit each participating establishment.
Sample all of their “Tastes” (typically $1-$5 per “Taste”) including:
- Appetizers/Main Dishes
- Sweets & Treats
- Non-Alcoholic Beverages
VOTE for your favorite “Taste” in each category. Establishments with the 4 Best “Taste” Winners are awarded $100 each, plus bragging rights!
Tasters that turn in their completed Voting Cards are entered in a bonus drawing with a chance to win a $50 Catalina Island Gift Certificate.
2019 Taste Around Participants & Winners
- Avalon Grille WINNER 2nd Place Food & 3rd Place Dessert - Mango Spice Cocktail, Asian Pear Sparkler, Miso Pork Belly Ramen, Spicy Shrimp Ramen
- Antonio's Pizzeria and Cabaret - Mangonada Chamoy Margarita, Irish Fish & Chips
- Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co. WINNER 2nd Place Drink no alcohol & 3rd Place Dessert - Honey Earl Grey Tea, Chocolate Bacon Muffin
- Afishinados Charters (The Catallac) WINNER 2nd Place Cocktail - Sour Puss
- Coyote Joe's - Gummy Bear Shot, Strawberry Pina Colada, Potato Taco, Churros
- Toyon Grill by Bluewater - WINNER 1st Place Dessert & 3rd Place (tie) Cocktail - Prickly Pear Margarita, Ginger Kombucha, Pulled BBQ Bison and Pork Slider, Buffalo Milk Cheesecake
- Lloyd's of Avalon WINNER 2nd Place Dessert - Brownie Sundae w/ a slice of Apple Pie a la Mode Caramel Apple
- Cafe Metropole WINNER 1st Place Drink no alcohol - Green Pier Cold Pressed Juice, Fried Avocado with Dipping Sauce and Avocado Egg Rolls
- Mi Casita - Watermelon Serrano Chile Margarita, Chicken & Carne Asada Tacos, Arroz con Leche
- Scoops - World's Best Rocky Road Ice Cream - Locally Famous!
- Avalon Fish Market WINNER 1st Place Food - Mango Margarita, Grilled Swordfish & Poke served over rice
- Bluewater Avalon WINNER 3rd Place Food & 3rd Place Cocktail (tie)- Spring Fever Gin & Tonic, Seared Scallop Appetizer
- El Galleon WINNER 1st Place - Painkiller Cocktail
- Luau Larry's - Sangrita, BBQ Wings and Cajun Corn
- Marlin Club - Blue Balls Shot