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The TASTE OF CAMBRIDGE
Celebrates its 10th Anniversary in a spectacular new location
featuring 70 of “Boston’s Best” Restaurants in Cambridge!
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 – 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
The Taste of Cambridge transforms University Park Common and Sidney Street
in to a food universe that is out of this world!
Cambridge, MA (June 11, 2012) – The “10th Anniversary Taste of Cambridge” returns to the area where the event began to celebrate the enormous and exciting landscape of the Cambridge Restaurant Community!
Each year foodies from near and far come together to sample the delicious, creative, healthy and award-winning cuisine that illustrates why the Boston Globe and National Geographic Traveler stated that many of the Best Restaurants in Boston are in Cambridge! The Taste of Cambridge is an opportunity to “see and taste for yourself” why Cambridge is a highly acclaimed restaurant destination - throughout New England and rest of the World!
“Food Press,” Students, families, university faculty and employees, corporate executives, residents, and tourists swarm the TOC like bees to honey! The event is one of the greatest sampling events featuring 70 plus local restaurants and local specialty butcher, cheese, honey, wine, beer and coffee purveyors! Enjoy the lush landscaping, café seating, beer and wine gardens, celebrity DJ’s, live bands, and an opportunity to meet the non-profits who benefit directly from this exciting event.
Highlights of the 10th Annual Taste of Cambridge include:
- Each “Adult” ticket to the Taste of Cambridge includes four glasses of beer or wine from our beer gardens featuring Amstel, Harpoon, John Harvard’s Brew House, and a variety of other specially chosen beers and wines.
- Our VIP area features “amusement themed” foods like Bacon-Flavored Cotton Candy, a Jasper White Summer Shack Clam Bake and cocktails made with Stoli Vodka, Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Navy Rum, Hendrick’s Gin, and Beer from the Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project!
- Get the kids the ultimate Tasting Ticket for the under 12 set (accompanied by a parent): there is so much to choose from -it’s hard for even the pickiest kid to resist! Kids Tasting Tickets are available for $15.00 each for children 6 to 12; kids under six are free.
OUR MAGNIFICENT 2012 RESTAURANT PARTICIPANTS (check here as list is still growing)
- NEW! Abigail’s
- All Star Sandwich Bar
- Amelia’s Trattoria
- NEW! Area Four
- Asgard Irish Pub and Restaurant
- Bambara Restaurant
- NEW! Basil Tree Catering
- NEW! Beantown Taqueria
- the blue room
- Border Cafe
- Bukowski Tavern
- The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts
- Cambridge Wine & Spirits
- Camie’s Bakery
- Central Bottle Wine + Provisions
- Christopher’s Restaurant
- Craigie on Main
- NEW! Dosa Factory
- NEW! Dwelltime
- Finale Desserterie & Bakery
- Formaggio Kitchen, Inc.
- NEW! Four Burgers
- NEW! Fuji at Kendall
- NEW! Garden at the Cellar
- Grafton Street
- Henrietta’s Table
- Hong Kong Restaurant
- Iggy’s Bread of the World
- Jasper White’s Summer Shack
- John Harvard’s Brew House
- Jose’s Mexican Restaurant
- J.P. Licks
- NEW! Kika Tapas
- Legal Sea Foods
- Lord Hobo
- Lyndell’s Bakery
- NEW! The Middle East Restaurant
- NEW! Moksa
- Ole Mexican Grill
- OM Restaurant
- NEW! Park
- Picante Mexican Grill
- Russell House Tavern
- Sandrine’s Bistro
- NEW! Season to Taste Catering
- NEW! Sidney’s Grille & Lounge
- Stone Hearth Pizza Company
- NEW! Sola Café
- Tavern in the Square –Central & Porter
- Temple Bar
- NEW! Thelonius Monkfish
- Tommy Doyle’s
- Toscanini’s Ice Cream
- Uno’s Chicago Grill
- The Upper Crust
- UpStairs on the Square
- NEW! Veggie Galaxy
- NEW! West Bridge
- NEW! Zinnekens
- NEW! Z’rant
- NEW! Zuzu
The Taste of Cambridge (TOC), founded by the Cambridge License Advisory Board (CLAB), is produced by a dedicated CLAB volunteers. CLAB works year-round to prevent underage drinking and to educate and support liquor license holders in their efforts to prohibit sales to minors. The TOC, in addition to being an extraordinary gastronomic experience is also a charitable event! Our participating restaurants, sponsors, and volunteers present the best “Taste of” event to provide financial support to our beneficiaries!
The 2012 Taste of Cambridge Beneficiaries are:
“Keep it Kool Program” at The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House:
an initiative to encourage young teens to be mentors and leaders in addressing issues of drugs and drinking in the Area IV Community of Cambridge.
On the Rise: Working with homeless and recently housed women to overcome many challenges, including substance abuse and addiction within a Safe Haven and in the community.
Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) – Teens Making Media that Matters: Exploring the Alcohol-Related Issues Faced by Teens: A diverse group of Cambridge teens will work together to produce television programming for their peers, focused on alcohol education.
Caspar: First Step Community Outreach: Providing person-to-person contact with unsheltered homeless people on the streets, in parks, on benches, in the subway, in the business district – wherever homeless individuals hang out or hide out – in order to engage them into alcohol and substance abuse services available in the city of Cambridge and “bringing them out” of the elements into a safer environment.
Institute for Health and Recovery, Inc. (IHR) - Outpatient Services target families, youth and young adults who have experienced a disruption to their family, housing and work stability or personal safety as a result of their alcohol/drug use and/or mental health disorders.
Tickets for this popular annual event can be purchased for $50 in advance or $60 at the door. VIP tickets are $75. Tickets are on sale at www.tasteofcambridge.com.
The Taste of Cambridge 2012 is sponsored by Forest City Enterprises, Heineken, Amstel Light, Harpoon Brewery, Boston’s Weekly Dig, Boston Magazine, Stoli Vodka, Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Navy Rum, Hendrick’s Gin, Level Up, Cambridge Trust Bank, Nantucket Nectars, Renewal by Anderson, Cambridge Innovation Center, MIT, How to Heroes, MMMMaven, People’s United Bank, Cambridge Office for Tourism, The City of Cambridge, the Central Square Business Association, and Beer from the Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project