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Patrons & Vendors Alike Enjoyed the 14th Annual Taste of IB Held on Saturday by the Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce!

Mar 26, 2017 06:03PM ● By Paul Spear

Patrons & Vendors Alike Enjoyed the 14th Annual Taste of IB Held on Saturday by the Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce!

imperial Beach had all its best on display at the 14th Annual Taste of IB on Saturday. Unfortunately, one of its best, Seaside Candy was closed due to some problems it was having with its water and was unable to participate. However, everyone else made up for it and fun was had by all participating in the event.

The event ran from noon to 4pm and took the approximate 300 people who purchased tickets for the event on a path from around 2nd Street and Palm Avenue down Seacoast Drive down to the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza and Cow-a-Bunga and all the way out to the end of the pier and the Tin Fish on a path of tasty treats.

29 Businesses located in Imperial Beach participated in the event. A couple of excellent businesses not on the path of the event, Deb’s Cookie Jar and Big Kahunas had booths set up outside the Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Office on Palm Avenue so that they could share their delicious delights with the event goers.

Once event goers checked in outside the IB Chamber of Commerce and picked up their bag they were free to go in whatever direction they wished. If you traveled east down Palm Avenue you could have tastes from as far down as the Fleet Reserve Association 289, Filippi's Pizza Grotto, El Tapatio and down towards the corner of Seacoast Drive and Palm with Sombrero and the VFW. Going there traveling South down Seacoast Drive some of the participating businesses included Pizza Aroma Thai Restaurant, The Wave Café, IB Street Taco’s, Katy’s Café, SEA180, Coronado Brewing Company, Leon’s Market, Barrel’s, Baby Cakes and non-restaurant businesses Bibby Shells and Rocks, Pier South, Vitamin Sea Wellness  and Spirit Realty.

The only complaint I heard from any of the people who bought tickets to the event, and I heard it often from everyone I spoke to towards the end of the day, was that there was just so much good food that they either had ate too much food or they just got so full they couldn’t sample anymore. In either case, those backhanded complements summed up the 14th Annual Taste of IB, everyone had a very enjoyable time and had lots of tasty samples from Imperial Beach’s great restaurants and businesses.

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