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A Toast to #TasteHB

Over 2,200 people attended this year’s Taste of Huntington Beach, which raises money for the Children’s Library of Huntington Beach. That’s a record number! It was a glorious Sunday afternoon, April 26th. The vibe was chill and the crowds enjoyed tasting food from 48 restaurants and food vendors, drinks from 35 wineries and breweries, as well as live music by Party Jones.

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Old favorites, Duke's Huntington Beach, were back to support the Taste of HB.
Old favorites, Duke’s Huntington Beach, were back to support the Taste of HB.

Avila's
Another old Huntington Beach favorite, Avila’s El Ranchito participated in the Taste of Huntington Beach.

Newcomer Roti Mama came to introduce their Malaysian-Singaporean-Indonesian Cuisine.
Newcomer Roti Mama came to introduce their Malaysian-Singaporean-Indonesian Cuisine.

A select panel of judges including food journalists, beer and wine connoisseurs selected this year’s Taste of Huntington Beach winners.

Entrée Category
1st – Ritter’s Steam Kitchen
2nd- Sandy’s Beach Grill
3rd- Market Broiler

Chef Ritter and Dan from Ritter's Steam Kitchen in Downtown Huntington Beach accept their 1st prize ribbon in the Entrée category of the 2015 Taste of Huntington Beach.
Chef Ritter and Dan from Ritter’s Steam Kitchen in Downtown Huntington Beach accept their 1st prize ribbon in the Entrée category of the 2015 Taste of Huntington Beach.

Appetizers
1st-Solita Tacos and Margaritas
2nd – Shades at the Hilton Waterfront Hotel
3rd-Watertable at the Hyatt Huntington Beach Resort and Spa

Solita at TasteHB
Solita Tacos and Margaritas took 2 Taste of Huntington Beach ribbons – one for best appetizer and runner up for most enthusiastic!

Desserts
1st- Simply Layered
2nd – Bubba Sweets
3rd – Rita’s Italian Ice

Simply Layered took the #TasteHB Best Dessert Award for the third year in a row!
Simply Layered took the #TasteHB Best Dessert Award for the third year in a row!

Most Enthusiastic

1st Trader Joe’s
2nd Solita
Best Decorated Booth
1st Watertable at the Hyatt
2nd Bubba Sweets

Cupcakes from Cupcake Wars' winner Bubba Sweets, which has two branches in Huntington Beach.
Cupcakes from Cupcake Wars’ winner Bubba Sweets, which has two branches in Huntington Beach.

Beer
1st RIIP – Dan K IPA
2nd Green Flash – Road Warrior IPA
3rd Ballast Point – Grunion

White Wine Category
1st Cholame – 2012 Chardonnay
2nd La Crema – 2013 Chardonnay Monterey
3rd- 14 Hands – 2012 Chardonnay (Washington State)

Red Wine Category
1st San Marcos Creek -2012 Epiphany Estate Cuvee Red
2nd La Crema – 2012 Pinot Noir
3rd Cholame – 2012 Blend Cross Country

SAVE THE DATE FOR the 2016 TASTE OF HUNTINGTON BEACH: April 24th, Sunday!

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