FOUR HOURS OF FOOD: Dine-out events, often called "Taste Ofs," come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and durations. Some last a day, some a week, almost every one of them has its own ticketing and price situation. It can be tricky to decide how to ticket, which we totally get; do you sell one-off tickets that correspond with a single plate, meaning attendees are forever returning to the ticket window to purchase more? Or do you sell a single which nets attendees chances for a little bit of everything? There are pluses on both ends, but when we see the words "unlimited tastes" we immediately get happy. And that will be the case at Taste of Huntington Beach, the four-hour food extravaganza that highlights well over three dozen of the area's top eateries.
AND FOR ONE TICKET: That admission price is $65, and just covers the food end, but if you want to go $85 you'll get some bubbly and appetizers ahead of the noon opening time. Now, what eateries will be there? Old World Restaurant is on the roster, of course, and Duke's, of course, and Tomgirl Baking Company, of course, and loads of other local favorites. Figure this is your chance to find a new HB spot, if you're needing to break out of where you always go, and support the Huntington Beach Children's Library. Oh, what? You need the date, too? That would help. It's on Sunday, April 29 at the HB Sports Complex.