THAT APPETITE ANTICIPATION: Gourmets and foodies and people who obsess over ingredients and ways to stir or boil or bake or fry are often satirized as being the types who will discuss a future dining experience over a fabulous meal that's only just arrived at the table. Okay, perhaps there is some truth there: When you enjoy cuisine in all of its myriad forms, you tend to anticipate fresh tastes and flavors and foods you'll try down the road. It isn't exactly the same comparison, but we'll wager that along about Thursday lunchtime, or perhaps the midday meal on Friday, you're talking about what you might try over the weekend: a new taco, a different pasta, grilling at your friend's house. And if there's a "Taste of" ahead, where several local restaurants within a single region or city are coming together to present their best bites, well, forget about it. You probably are discussing that over your Thursday noontime sandwich. So have you been anticipating Taste of Huntington Beach, which rolls, flavorfully, with wine and beer to complement the cuisine, on Sunday, April 26? There's still time to daydream about wandering through the HB Sports Complex, snacking upon eateries you've never tried before.
OR SOME YOU HAVE: Because Taste of Huntington Beach isn't solely for those diners who just want to eat at novel spots -- revisits are absolutely welcome, too, of course, if your go-to cafe is there. Bondi Grill House, Lou's Red Oak BBQ, Three Twins Ice Cream, and Thunder Burgers are all on the line-up, as are Beach City Brewery and San Marcos Creek Vineyard. Is April 26 the day you dig deeper into the city's supping scene? You'll have a wide swath before you if you plunk down sixty five bucks on an advance general ticket. The nice thing, beyond anticipating how your appetite will be sated and the new stuff you'll nosh upon? You'll be helping out The Children's Library of Huntington Beach, the day's biblio-wonderful beneficiary.