The 8th Annual Taste of Pasadena cooked up another outstanding event highlighting the local restaurants and food services businesses in the Pasadena Business Association.
This year we had a few new places join us. The Chocolate lady from Coco Couture delighted us with some Chocolate Crabs with Old Bay, quite appropriate for the evening. They were good with just a hint of Old Bay to make them compliment the chocolate. They also brought their Peanut Butter Bliss that melts in your mouth. And we also had the new Mexican Restaurant in town, Picantillo. Now we know where to go for Cinco de Mayo. They brought their delicious Tortilla Soup. But the talk of the night newcomer was Alibi's Bar & Grill with their "Bada Bing" Shrimp. Not sure what it was, but they were totally delicious and we'll be going there for dinner for sure!!
We were glad to have Bella Napoli back this year with their award winning Cream of Crab Soup. The best in my book too.
The big surprise and hit of the night was Lauer's Supermarket. Their Chicken Skewers were drawing people back for more. They have the best catering food as well as their hot food selections ready at their store. Beefalo Bobs always pleases with their outstanding Pulled Pork with all those tasty sauces to choose from. Every year Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille surprises us with some tasty island food and this year's tuna tacos were a crunchy delight. Glory Days Grill once again brings out something special and their Pretzel Dippers and Boneless Wings were yummy. The Greene Turtle had their Crab Dip, my favorite. Kurtz’s Beach always cooks up a specialty and their Crab Casserole is outstanding. Pat’s Select selected their pizza to please us all. To top off the night, Angels brought out a nice selection of desserts and we all enjoyed the Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Edible Arrangements and the best ice cream in town from Brusters.
A special thanks to all our participating vendors: Alibis, Angel Food Market, Beefalo Bob's, Bella Napoli, Brusters Ice Creme, Coco Couture Chocolates and Ice Cream, Edible Arrangements, Glory Days Grill, Kurtz's Beach, Lauer's Supermarket, McDonalds, Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grill, Pat's Select, Picantillo and The Greene Turtle.
This all took place at the beautifully renovated Kurtz's Beach, with the best view in town. John Mason and his staff took good care of us. Thanks John!!
Also, special thanks to Maher's Florist for the beautiful purple flowers. Spring was in the air inside and out. Thanks Kim!!
Everyone was greeted by the smiling faces of Linda Loane from the Bank of Glen Burnie and Doug Cashmere from Ace Hardware, the best ticket takers in town! Thanks Linda and Doug!
All this couldn't be done without our dedicated and organized Executive Director Sandi Parrish who gets things done, and makes things happen. Thanks Sandi!
It was a privilege for me, Gina the Pasadena Avon Lady, to work with this great team and head up this outstanding event.
But most of all, thank you to everyone who attended!! While you are making dinner plans with friends, birthday parties with loved ones, special occasions and graduations or a Mother's Day dinner visit our proven delicious restaurants and catering businesses. That's what the Taste of Pasadena is all about!!