10 Best "Tastes of" Cities Across America
These festivals, generally held in warmer months, often bring together the best restaurants and chefs with a selection of the best local wineries or spirit distributors for a multi-day festival. From celebrating the unique food scene in great detail to events highlighting the general culture, community, and culinary talent of a city, these are a great way to see a city at its best.
The Bite of Oregon, for example, is a festival focused on food, wine, beer, and music that showcases the city's dedication to going green. Then, the Taste of Colorado has live entertainment and activities for kids on top of their food and restaurant focus.
One of this year's highlights is the Taste of Beverly Hills, one of the more successful "taste of"s in 2010. Though details are still being kept under wraps, the event, hosted by "Food & Wine" Magazine, is set for Labor Day Weekend. It will undoubtedly feature some of LA's top restaurants, chefs, and wineries in a "gastronomic paradise." 2010 saw exhibitors from Jose Andres' Bazaar to Kris Morningstar's Mercantile and from Mario Batali's Osteria Mozza to Wolfgang Puck's classic LA staple, Spago.
Visit The Daily Meal to see the rest of their picks for great festivals around the country that give a "Taste of" their city.