Celebrate Portuguese flavors at Taste of Point Loma
by DAVE SCHWAB
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Hanna Laukkanen samples the offering at The Wine Pub at last year’s event.
Hanna Laukkanen samples the offering at The Wine Pub at last year’s event.
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The 28th annual Taste of Point Loma hosted by the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is returning Wednesday, April 19 with local eateries dishing out seafood, ethnic cuisine and decadent desserts from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

For one ticket price, attendees can savor the best food Point Loma has to offer, as participating restaurants will offer samples of their finest and most popular menu items. Cost is $25 general, with $15 discounted tickets offered to students, military or anyone going by bike to the event.

Participating restaurants include United Portuguese S.E.S. Inc., Blue Wave Bar & Grill, Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar, EAT at The Pearl, Fiddler’s Green Restaurant, Miguel’s Cocina, Mitch’s Seafood, Old Venice Restaurant, Point Break Café, Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano, Pummaro, Quarterdeck Restaurant & Bar, Seaside Pho & Grill, Supannee House of Thai, Sushi Lounge, The Elegant Truffle, The Living Room Coffeehouse & Bistro and The Wine Pub.

Returning to this year’s event is a celebration of Point Loma’s Portuguese heritage with the United Portuguese S.E.S. Inc. (U.P.S.E.S.). The Point Loma Portuguese community grew in the early 1900s around the tuna industry. U.P.S.E.S. will be providing samples of traditional Portuguese dishes along with entertainment.

“We are excited to celebrate and bring awareness to the rich Portuguese cultural heritage in Point Loma,” said Matt Kalla, president of the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. “United Portuguese S.E.S. Inc. does a great job at giving the community a glimpse into their traditional cuisine, customs and activities.”

Attendees will also have the option to purchase a drink that complements the restaurant’s food sample. Dog-friendly patios will be identified with a paw print next to a restaurant’s logo on the ticket. Shuttle services will be available to attendees throughout the night.

Proceeds benefit the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. This event often sells out, so those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase their tickets before it’s too late.

Tickets can be purchased online at tasteofpointloma.eventbrite.com, at The Wine Pub, Portuguese Hall, or Matt Kalla’s State Farm office at 4148 Voltaire St.

Event check-in for online ticket purchasers will be at United Portuguese S.E.S. Inc. at 2818 Avenida de Portugal. Attendees who purchase tickets at The Wine Pub or Matt Kalla’s office can start at any of the participating restaurants identified on the ticket.

For more information, visit www.peninsulachamber.com or www.facebook.com/TasteofPointLoma.

Shuttle services will be available to take attendees to and from participating restaurants.

The shuttle will start at the Portuguese Hall and be on a scheduled route throughout the event.

This event is partially funded by the City of San Diego's Small Business Enhancement Program.

Founded in 1960, the Peninsula chamber is dedicated to the betterment of the Peninsula Business communities of Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Sports Arena and Midway.

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