Ms Huntington with Pete's Sunset Grille

Thousands Attend Annual Food and Drink Fest in Huntington Beach for the Benefit of the Children’s Library

Surf City Family has been a proud sponsor of the annual Taste of Huntington Beach for the past four years! This year, we partnered with Love2Live Custom Printing to produce some really rad co-branded Surf City Family and L2L Printing Swag including tote bags, t-shirts, and koozies. The design was by long-time Surf City Family-contributor Dana-Beth Farris

We are family.
We are Surf City Family. Chris and Jen from L2L Printing, photographer Larry Tenney,  Editor/Publisher Marcie Taylor and Daniel and Melinda from Wise Fool. Photo by Joe Katchka
Duke’s crew! Photo by Joe Katchka

But of course, the real star of the day was the FOOD and DRINK! And the real winners? Of course, the Children’s Library!

It’s a family affair for the Dufresnes of Four Sons Brewing! Photo by Joe Katchka
Lite Bites Photo by Kait McKay Photography
Student Matthew Quach, now in 8th Grade, has won the Annual Children’s Library Writing Contest for his age group, for the last six years. He deserved the honor of cutting the ribbon! Here is shown Mayor Mike Posey, Chef Bruno Serato and FOTCL Chairman Dan Page. Photo by Skye Schmidt


Over 2,500 people gathered at the 18th Annual Taste of Huntington Beach, held on Sunday, April 29th at the Huntington Beach Sports Complex. From noon to 4 pm, Huntington Beach locals, and foodies from Orange County, L.A. and beyond enjoyed tastes and sips from 40 restaurants, 17 wineries and 18 breweries. The Ramsey Brothers Band, a popular local band, performed pop and rock favorites, while Chef Bruno Serato mixed and mingled with the crowd and autographed his book, “The Power of Pasta: A Celebrity Chef’s Mission to Feed America’s Hungry Children.” All proceeds from the event go to the Children’s Department of the Huntington Beach Public Library.

Since 2001, The Friends of the Children’s Library and the HB Restaurant Association have helped the Taste of Huntington Beach raise over $500,000 for the HB Children’s Library!
Here is the list of winners for the 2018 Taste of Huntington Beach.

Ron McLin from The Longboard Restaurant and Pub

Ron McLin from The Longboard Restaurant and Pub receives the Chairman’s Award from Dan Page of FOTCL. Photo by Joe Katchka.

1st Pete’s Sunset Grille
2nd Public House
3rd Duke’s

First Place Best Appetizer. Coconut-Yuzu Ceviche from Pete’s Sunset Grille. Photo by Kait McKay

1st Simmzy’s
2nd Stonefire Grill
3rd Market Broiler

1st TeaArias
2nd Mom Yvonne’s Candy Co.
3rd Melody’s Bakery

Red Wine
1st Pinot Noir (2014) by Dierberg Estate, Santa Maria Valley
2nd Cabernet Sauvignon (2013) by Vine Mark Cellars, Paso Robles
3rd Meritage (2014) by Falkner Winery, Temecula

White Wine
1st Rose of Malbec (2017), Orange Coast Winery
2nd Sauvignon Blanc (2017) by San Simeon Winery, Paso Robles
3rd Viognier (2017) by Falkner Winery, Temecula

1st Socaba by Firestone Walker Brewing Company
2nd Hazy Little Thing by Sierra Nevada Brew Co.
3rd Peach Eugene Belgian Sour by Beachwood
Honorable Mention – Towne Park Double IPA

Most Enthusiastic
1st Pete’s Sunset Grille
2nd Ballast Point
3rd Duke’s Huntington Beach

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