Some clouds, a bit of drizzle and hopefully some sun but here in the Northwest it doesn’t really matter. We are out to enjoy ourselves regardless of the weather and this weekend is certainly no exception!
The Emerald Queen Casino’s Taste of Tacoma kicks off today so shake off the moss and come out and enjoy all the amazing food and entertainment that Tacoma has to offer. You will find this fun family adventure at The Point Defiance Park in Tacoma – The admission is free (to Taste of Tacoma – it does not include the zoo) and will be in full swing Friday (today) and Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
When you arrive the biggest difficulty you will face is what to eat first. Everything smells amazing and fortunately this year there is a solution. If you are really hungry this weekend and want to sample more of the vendors, each booth will offer a smaller-portioned “Bite” for just $3.75, this is in addition to their regular menu. Also new to the Taste this year, is the Hope Heart Right Bite, which are healthier choices offered on each restaurant booth’s menu. They willl have an item available that is a healthier, low-fat, reduced-calorie and yes, delicious option.
This year the Rose Garden is a wine connoisseurs dream as The Taste Wine and Jazz Garden is featuring seven Washington Wineries. For $15 guests will receive a commemorative Taste glass and five tastes with additional tastes for $2 each. If you just happen to be off early from work on Friday June 24, there is a 25% discount from 3 – 6 p.m. with the wine starter package only $11.25. While you are tasting and chatting with your friends you will be soothed by the mellow sounds of the Jazz Stage all weekend long. Sounds like a great way to spend an afternoon or early evening!
The entertainment is free of charge so bring the family, bring a blanket and be prepared to stay awhile. There are four outdoor entertainment stages and the venue includes: Comedy, Jazz, Classic rock, R&B, Folk, Gospel, World Beat and Country and Blues with over 100 acts in all. A pleasure for all ears. For more information on Featured Artists, stage dates and times check out the Taste of Tacoma’s page. You will find Featured Events, Sponsor Tours, Newest Attractions to The Taste and Things to Do.
The weekend fare of course includes amazing food, beverages and desserts with 32 restaurant booths, over 20 food product companies, local craft vendors, entertainment throughout the grounds and the sights, sounds and fabulous smells that The Taste is known for. For a list of featured events and restaurants please visit The Taste of Tacoma’s page. Hope to see you there!!