I started at Las Margaritas. I've been here before but it was so, so long ago!
Arrived ten to five and the line wasn't too long but by the time I left it was out the door! Phew! Beat the crowd!
Romer's Burger Bar had a line up out the door when I arrived.
- The standard with aged cheddar. Heritage farms angus beef, vibe ripened tomatoes, crisp iceberg, sweet onions, house made spicy pickles. Served on Romer's signature brioche bun and "R" sauce.
- Magic Mushroom - Heritage farms angus beef, sautéed onions and Portobello mushrooms, organic arugula and house made aioli. Served on Romer's signature brioche bun and topped with creamy Boursin.
- SoCal Turkey Burger Organic fraser valley house made turkey patty with soliagiatti tomatoes, avocado, red onions and watercress. Served on Romer's signature brioche bun with chipotle aioli.
Next was Doner Kebab.
I thought this was unusual when I heard Jackson's Meats and Deli was participating. I thought that's not a restaurant! But they surprised me with great stuff!
Right next door was O5 Rare Tea Bar, where they were serving samples of Premium fresh ground matcha shot, Ghorka Kombucha tea and Jamaica candied hibiscus flower.
Jamaica candied hibiscus flower, Ghorka Kombucha tea, Premium fresh ground matcha shot. I liked the Ghorka Kombucha tea. It's sweet and fizzy. The candied hibiscus flower was even sweeter! Loved it.
I'm glad I left Culprit Coffee until the last because they were serving coffee with desserts! I love their yellow brick storefront and their cute logo!
The event was quite enjoyable. It was nice that all the restaurants were in a walkable area and we lucked out with the gorgeous weather! Talked to random people participating in the event, made some new friends, and the food was all delicious. The amount of food you get is totally worth the price of the ticket! I was so full. What I really needed was a doggie bag.
The next Tasting Plates is going to be taking place in the East Village on November 27. Early bird tickets are on sale now for $24.50 until October 31st. Get it now if you are interested because prices jump up to $40 after the end of the month! http://tastingplateseastvillage-eorg.eventbrite.com/