Two weekends ago, FH and I attended Taste of Hillcrest. We got to spend an afternoon in beautiful San Diego weather, walking around Hillcrest, grabbing bites from participating restaurants. There was a whopping 52 places participating this year. We tried to move fast, but we were only able to hit about 20+ places before needing to leave early and also being completely stuffed. Perhaps if I stayed the last hour I could have come closer to hitting them all.
I always enjoy experiencing these Taste events because it let’s you taste many restaurants in one go and gives you a better idea of places you want to try in the future and ones you’d rather skip.
You pick up your tickets at will call and then are given a stamp card and map. Each participating restaurant is assigned a number and when you visit that place for a bite, someone will be there to mark it off. So no repeats allowed. In front of each restaurant were blue signs with the assigned numbers, making the places much easier to spot.
Here are some highlights from our eating extravaganza:
Some of my favorites included Saigon on Fifth, Lotus Thai, Brazen BBQ, Pinkberry, and Fig Tree Cafe.
We had a lot of fun and the weather was great. I definitely will have to come back and try out some of the restaurants I haven’t been to that I enjoyed during the taste event. I’ll have to train my stomach better for next year so I can eat at more spots.
Please note: I was provided two complimentary tickets to Taste of Hillcrest, but my opinions are my own.