4th Annual Taste of Downtown Returns to Washington Square

CREATED Jul 12, 2013

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LANSING, MI—Taste of Downtown is back this summer! Taste of Downtown offers an afternoon of food sampling from a variety of downtown restaurants, wine tasting from over 100 wines from around the world and live entertainment—on Saturday, July 20 from 3 to 8 p.m. in downtown Lansing along South Washington Square.

Cathleen Edgerly, Communications and Marketing Manager for Downtown Lansing, Inc., tells us that the event continues to grow with each passing year.

"This year there's an even more diverse lineup, with local favorites," she says. "Entertainment will be a big part of the draw - some people just come strictly for the entertainment."

There will be new food vendors with a wide range of food offerings.

And according to Edgerly, the party doesn't end at 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to attend the P Squared afterparty and spend the evening in downtown.

Taste of Downtown isn't just for the 21 and over set though - Edgerly says the Kids' Corner will feature face painting as well as contests and relays.

Edgerly also stresses to all attendees planning to taste wine to bring their IDs. Whether 21 or 61, you must bring your ID in order to drink at the event.



Sixteen downtown restaurants and eateries are participating in this year’s event thanks to Tasting Sponsor, Lake Trust Credit Union. Food samples will be available from the following restaurants- AnQi Sushi, Aladdin’s Express, Capitol City Grille, Clara’s Lansing Station, Cup of Dessert-Decker’s Coffee Co., Edmund’s Pastime, House of Eden Rock, Grand Traverse Pie Company, Jimmy Johns, Juice Nation, Midtown Beer Company, P Squared Wine Bar & Bistro, Tavern on the Square, Troppo, Waterfront Bar & Grill, and Wandering Waffles.

Don’t miss the live entertainment on the outdoor stage sponsored by Troppo! Enjoy the Caribbean beats of Southpaw Isle Steelband (Caribbean Steel Drums), Avon Bomb (Cover Band), Root Doctor (Blues) and The Squids (Variety Band). And the fun doesn’t end at 8:00 p.m.! Head to P Squared Wine Bar & Bistro for the official After Party! Taste of Downtown is fun for the whole family.

Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door for adults, and includes a keepsake Taste of Downtown wine tasting glass, 4 food tickets and 6 wine sampling tickets. You must be 21 years or older to participate in wine tasting or to purchase an alcoholic beverage with a valid picture I.D. that will be checked upon entry.

Children of all ages can enjoy hands-on activities at the Jackson National Life Kids’ Corner. Admission for children 12 and under is $5 and children under 2 get in free.

Tickets can be purchased in advance, until noon on July 19, online at www.tasteofdowntown.org or at the Downtown Lansing Inc. office located at 401 S. Washington Sq. Ste. 101.

Visit www.tasteofdowntown.org for complete festival details. Don’t miss the food, the wine and the fun!


SOURCE: Press Release, Downtown Lansing, Inc.