IN ADDITION to a walking tour of restaurants, the Taste of Abbot Kinney event in Venice will feature wine and beer tastings Sunday, Oct. 14.

The fourth annual Taste of Abbot Kinney, featuring a walking tour to sample dishes from restaurants on the eclectic Venice boulevard, as well as beer and wine tastings, will be held Sunday, Oct. 14.
Proceeds from the event will support Inside Out Community Arts, a Venice-based organization that works to promote healthy interaction among at-risk youth through visual arts, performing arts, and media workshops.
The tour is intended to showcase the diverse restaurants along Abbot Kinney Boulevard and allow visitors to sample some of their signature dishes.
Tour locations include Abbot’s Habit, Abbot’s Pizza, Benny’s Tacos, Casalinda, Dry Tour, FEED Body & Soul, Hal’s Bar and Grill, Intelligentsia, Joe’s Restaurant (special cocktail), Lemonade, Local 1205, The Otheroom, Primitivo, and Whole Foods Market Venice, as well as Noble Vines wine and Golden Road Brewery for beer tastings.
Highlights will include special presentations and cooking demonstrations during the VIP hour, featuring local chefs, VIP reception host Adam Gertler from The Food Network, and host committee member Jet Tila from Iron Chef America.
The VIP reception is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. VIP pre-tastings, are from 4 to 4:30 p.m., and walking tour tastings are scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Reception and check-in is at Boardriders, 585 Venice Blvd., Venice.
Ticket package options include the Walking Tour Tastings Package, with tastes at all participating restaurants, and an exclusive Taste of Abbot Kinney Online Event Program with recipes, bios, and insider tips from the chefs and mixologists of Abbot Kinney.
The VIP Reception and Walking Tour Package includes all of the above package, plus: a VIP reception with music, exclusive appetizer and cocktail tastes, cooking demonstrations, celebrity chefs, and early access to restaurants. VIP additional tastings include: Cafe del Rey, Jin Patisserie, Shima, The Tasting Kitchen (special cocktail), Hal’s Bar and Grill, Joe’s Restaurant, Creme Caramel LA, and Chef Stacy Candy Company.
The Opportunity Drawing prizes can be viewed online.
To purchase tickets, click on the “purchase tickets” tab online, or call (310) 397-8820, ext. 112 to order by phone.