For those who haven’t attended before, the Taste of Morena, this year on Wednesday April 22nd, is a culinary tour of the area along and just off Morena Blvd., from Clairemont Drive south to Linda Vista Road. This year 18 establishments will be welcoming guests with sample-sized versions of selected menu items. The range of cuisines included shows off the diversity of the restaurants in the Morena District. Bistro and BBQ, Cuban and Mexican, Italian and Thai; all are featured on the Taste route.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in person at Jerome's, 1190 W. Morena Blvd.; US Bank, 5330 Napa St.; and Coles Fine Flooring, 1170 W. Morena Blvd. Please note: cash only except at Jerome's where you can use a credit card.
The Morena Business Association, which is sponsoring the Taste of Morena, has made it easy to travel to all the participating restaurants, with free shuttles stopping along the route on a continuous loop through the evening. No worries about drinking and driving after a visit to the brewery! Plus the relaxed “having-fun” atmosphere on the shuttles always seems to facilitate new friendships.
The list of restaurants on the Taste of Morena this year are:
- Bay Park Coffee
- Fiji Yogurt
- Urbane Cafe
- La Gran Terraza at USD
- Bull's Smokin' BBQ
- NY Giant Pizza
- Bay Park Fish Co.
- Off Shore Grill
- J&T Thai Street Food
- Home Brew Mart by Ballast Point
- Coronado Brewing Company
- Dan Diegos
Even if you have attended a past Taste of Morena, with so many choices and some new spots to try, you won't want to miss this one. Many of the restaurants offer “come back” coupons as well, so when you find a place you love, you’ll likely have a coupon to make it all the better.
Here's a tip: There's plenty of free parking at Jerome's, so leave the car there and ride the shuttle!
See you at the Taste of Morena! Visit www.exploremorena.com for more information.