Encinitas Taste of MainStreet is Aug. 16


As part of its 28th annual Taste of MainStreet event, which is presented by Sea Coast Exclusive Properties, the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association is highlighting the new restaurants and businesses that will be participating on Aug. 16.

From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. that night along Coast Highway 101, participants can buy a $35 ticket to enjoy tastes from at least 30 restaurants, sample wine and beer at 15 Sip Stops and hear live music at 10 venues.

“We love having new restaurants and businesses wanting to have a presence in Encinitas. These new additions help cement our reputation as North County’s hottest location and dining destination,” Encinitas 101’s Executive Director Thora Guthrie said in a news release.

The Taco Stand, the offspring of the highly acclaimed La Jolla restaurant of the same name, serves handmade corn tortillas and freshly made guacamole and salsa. The Taco Stand has been a hit among the downtown community, and has a great flare on their street tacos.

The Roxy Encinitas, formerly the Roxy Restaurant, has undergone a remodel, and will use the Taste of MainStreet as a way to re-introduce their new and improved look, vibe and menu items to the community.

With new efforts of introducing an Encinitas-based Tasting Room, Culture Brewing Co. will also be participating in this year’s Taste of Mainstreet, serving samples of their craft beer throughout the evening at one of the 15 Sip Stops.

Back To Cali, participating as a Sip Stop, features clothing that depicts activities like surfing, biking and paddling, as well as the phrases “Back To Cali“ and “Livin‘ the Dream.” Its apparel is designed for both tourists and locals, capturing the California spirit while giving local residents a friendly reminder of the gorgeous place we call home.

Taste of MainStreet tickets can be purchased online at and at the Encinitas 101 office, 818 S. Coast Hwy 101. Same day tickets are $45, but the event is expected to sell out early.