Taste Around Avalon

2019 Taste Around of Avalon Winners

Taste Around winners

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
    - Cocktails
    - 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

2019 Taste Around of Avalon Winners

2019 Taste Around of Avalon Winners