The 23rd annual Taste in San Pedro festival will be held this Friday night through Sunday in San Pedro.
The major change this year is the venue. For the first time, the Taste will be staged along San Pedro's waterfront rather than on the ocean cliffs at Point Fermin Park on the south end of town.
Entertainment includes a Led Zeppelin tribute band (tonight) and Pancho Sanchez and his Latin band on Sunday. Live music will be ongoing throughout the weekend and a large Ferris wheel - with lights at night - will give spectators an overhead view of the Port of Los Angeles' Main Channel. Crafters and artists also will be on hand selling their wares.
But, of course, it's the food - more than 30 restaurants and breweries are participating this year - that brings most people out to the Taste. So if you come, leave the diet - and the guilt - behind.
The (partial) menu: barbecue tri-tip, potato salad, salmon tacos, hot pastrami, chocolate or strawberry iced mochas, cheesy nachos, pasta, pizza, roasted corn on the cob, tomato bruschetta, barbecue beans, ice cream sundaes, wine, beer, fresh lemonade, churros, bourbon chicken, clam chowder, pina colada cream pie, coffee toffee cream mousse, teriyaki chicken, burritos, egg rolls, root beer floats, ice cream cones, caramel apple fries, fruit cobbler, banana pudding, funnel cakes - and, of course, burgers, fries and hot dogs.
The port's Red Car rail trolley - and a rubber tire downtown trolley - will offer free rides throughout the weekend, which many hope will bring more customers into the downtown to shop, browse and dine.
The full story by Donna Littlejohn can be read at http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_18617728
For more info, go to http://www.tasteinsanpedro.com/