One of the more delicious ways to support arts education opportunities for local kids, the annual Taste of Venice fundraiser returns this Sunday with more than 28 local restaurants on the menu.
Restaurants coming to the table this year for Abbot Kinney Boulevard-based nonprofit P.S. Arts include the Venice Ale House, Baby Blues BBQ, Bank of Venice, Barlo Kitchen and Cocktails, Casa Linda Mexican Grill / Primitvo, Kreation Kafe & Juicery, Poké-Poké and Santino’s.
To go with the oodles of exciting eats is a side of flavorful live music by punk-pop band the Ugly Sweaters, a raffle to win a palatable seven night stay at the St. James Club Morgan Bay in Saint Lucia, and a silent auction with packages valued at a lip-smacking $10,000.
Oh, and P.S. ARTS board member Lisa Kudrow (“Friends”) and actor Colin Ferguson (“The Vampire Diaries”) are also expected to be there.
Lincoln Place Apartment Homes provides the venue, and chefs Joseph Miller of Joe’s restaurant, Nick Liberato of The Venice Whaler and Bryan Weaver of Superba are preparing small bites and specialty drinks for VIP Tasting Tour guests to sample at each tour stop.
— Shanee Edwards
Taste of Venice is from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at the Lincoln Place Apartment Homes, 1050 Frederick St., Venice. General admission is $100; VIP Tasting Tour tickets are $150. Visit psarts.org/tasteofvenice.