The first annual Taste of Abbot Kinney, a walking, eating, drinking tour of the eclectic Venice boulevard’s restaurants and bars, will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 11th.

The event will offer ticket holders tastes from nearly every restaurant on the street. Event-goers will check in at 920 Abbot Kinney Blvd. and can walk to each restaurant for a sample of its fare. Select venues will also offer wine, champagne and spirit tastings.

Tickets are $60 for food and non-alcoholic drinks and $85 for samples of food, wine and spirits. Proceeds will go to Venice-based Inside Out Community Arts, an award-winning non-profit organization that brings arts education to underserved Los Angeles school kids.

Home to some of Los Angeles’ most celebrated chefs and local favorites, Abbot Kinney Boulevard features a wide diversity of establishments. Restaurants range from chef Joe Miller’s Michelin-star establishment, Joe’s, to new hotspots, The Tasting Kitchen and Lemonade, as well as longtime local favorites, Capri and Marla’s Kitchen.

A free shuttle will be available for those who prefer to ride, and to help visitors reach the far ends of the street.

Ticket holders will be treated to a tasting sample from each restaurant. Select eateries, including Joe’s, Primitivo, Elvino, The Tasting Kitchen, The Other Room and Capri will also offer wine and/or spirit tastings for those with wine and spirits tickets.

As a bonus, ticket holders will also receive exclusive discounts at participating retailers such as Jexy, Principessa, Presence, Salt, Sunya Curie, Circuit Works, Surfing Cowboys, Enda, Patio Culture, Equator Books, and more.

Participating restaurants include Joe’s, Primitivo, Three Square, The Tasting Kitchen, Wabi-Sabi, Lemonade, Lilly’s, Capri, Equator Café, Elvino, J’s Organic, The Other Room, Beechwood, Marla’s Kitchen, Market Gourmet, and Pinkberry.

Street parking is available on adjacent streets and in public pay lots.

Tickets can be purchased at www.tasteofabbotkinney.com/.

For more information, (310) 397-6662.

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