The 14th Annual
TASTE OF CAMBRIDGE
in Central Square's University Park at MIT!
The TASTE OF CAMBRIDGE celebrates its 14th year in the beautiful green sculpture gardens of University Park & Landsdowne Quad and Sidney Street
featuring 100 of “Boston’s Best” Restaurants in Cambridge!
Exciting new particpants, sponsors, and entertainment.
Tuesday, July 12th 2016 5:30-8:30 pm
Raindate: Thursday, July 14th 2016 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
VIP stays open until 9:00pm
for dance party and a Toast to Cambridge!
Enjoy great food & drinks in our gorgeous landscaped courtyard,
featuring café seating, beer and wine gardens, lawn games,
grills, raw bar, craft Beer,
the Dirty Water Brass Band, Jazz Piano,
celebrity DJ’s and dancing!
Feel good and do good!
Buy a ticket to this benefit and provide support to local Cambridge non-profits doing direct service work in Cambridge in alcohol and drug prevention and treatment. The TOC helps to support non-profit alcohol and drug prevention and treatment programs each year. This years beneficiaries are:
Each year foodies descend upon the Taste of Cambridge to sample the delicious, creative, healthy and award-winning cuisine that enriches the culture of our city – and results in our being one of the best recognized restaurant destinations around.
Highlights of this Year’s Annual Taste of Cambridge include:
Highlights of this Year’s Annual Taste of Cambridge include:
Each “Adult” ticket to the Taste of Cambridge includes four glasses of beer or wine from our beer gardens featuring Harpoon, Paulner, John Harvard’s Brew House, Lord Hobo Brewery, Downeast Cider, Redemption Beer, Bantam Cider and a variety of other specially chosen beers and wines.
Our VIP area features a “Bloody Mary Bar,” specialty cocktails from Alden & Harlow, Hong Kong, Hops Test Kitchen & Raw Bar, and Pagu! VIP’s have separate “fast pass” entrance to event through VIP area. VIP area has a mix of unique restaurants and mixed drinks and closes at 9:00 pm, a ½ an hour later then general area. VIP guests can sample in general area as well.
VIP’s have separate “fast pass” entrance to event through VIP area. VIP area has a fantastic mix of unique vendors and mixed drinks and closes at 9:00 pm, a half hour later then general area. This year we will have a "Last Dance!" and a "Toast to Cambridge!"
Children and Families are welcome!
Get the ultimate Tasting Ticket for the under 12 set (accompanied by a parent): there is so much to choose from -it’s hard for even the pickiest kid to resist! Kids Tasting Tickets are available for $15.00 each for children 6 to 12; kids under six are free.
OUR EVER GROWING LIST OF PARTICIPANTS:
1369 Coffee House!
NEW! The Abbey
NEW! Ace Bread
Alden & Harlow
Amuse Restaurant at Le Meridien Hotel
Asgard Irish Pub and Restaurant
Bambara Kitchen and Bar
Bantam Cider Company
Bytes Café @University Park
NEW! C.F. Luncheon Wagon
Cambridge Common Restaurant
NEW! Chicken and Rice Guys
Cambridge Wine & Spirits
Commonwealth Coffee Company
Craigie on Main
Deep Eddy Vodka
NEW! Downeast Cider House
NEW! Down the Road Brewery
NEW! En Boca
Flour Bakery & Cafe
NEW! The Friendly Toast!
Formaggio Kitchen, Inc.
Fuji at Kendall
Hong Kong Restaurant
NEW! Hops Test Kitchen & Raw Bar
NEW! Hubway Valet!
Iggy’s Bread of the World
NEW! Insomnia Cookies
John Harvard’s Brew House
Jose’s Mexican Restaurant
New! Late July Snacks
Legal Sea Foods Chowda Van
NEW! Lone Star Taco Bar
Lord Hobo Brewery
NEW! Lyndigo Spice, LLC
NEW: Mainely Burgers!
The Middle East Restaurant & Zuzu
Monroe Restaurant and Nightclub
NEW! Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Co.
Ole Mexican Grill
NEW! Paulaner Brewery!
Patty Chen’s Dumpling Room
NEW! Pure Leaf Tea
Puritan & Company
NEW! The Rising Bar
NEW! Roxy's Grilled Cheese
Russell House Tavern
NEW! Shanti Restaurant
NEW! Sparkling Ice Beverages
Star Market @MIT
Summer Shack Cambridge
Tavern in the Square (Central)
Tavern in the Square (Porter)
Temple Bar American Bistro
NEW! The Abbey
The Cambridge Energy Alliance
The Boston Globe
NEW! Upper Crust Pizza
West Side Lounge
Whole Foods Alewife
Whole Foods River Street
Whole Foods Prospect Street
Wine Sampling Stations
Zephyr on the Charles
The Taste of Cambridge (TOC), founded by the Cambridge License Advisory Board (CLAB), is produced by dedicated CLAB volunteers. CLAB works year-round to prevent underage drinking and to educate and support liquor license holders in their efforts to prohibit sales to minors. The TOC, in addition to being an extraordinary gastronomic experience is also a charitable event! Our participating restaurants, sponsors, and volunteers present the best “Taste of” event to provide financial support to our beneficiaries!
Please note: This is a charitable event and we do not issue ticket refunds.
In case of inclement weather we have a rain date of 7/14/16.
Tickets can be purchased for $50 in advance or $60 at the door. VIP tickets are $75.
General Admission Tickets can be purchased for $50 in advance or $60 at the door.
VIP tickets are $75. Purchase tickets here http://tasteofcambridge2014.eventbrite.com
We wish to thank our 2016 gracious event sponsors:
Forest City Enterprises, Clear Channel, Bombay Sapphire, Deep Eddy Vodka, Harpoon Brewery, Pure Leaf Tea brought to you by Bon Appetit, Whole Foods Markets, Hubway, Paulaner Brewery, Lord Hobo Brewing, Down the Road Brewery, Sparkling Ice Beverages, Cambridge Office for Tourism, Grubhub, MIT, Boston Magazine, MMMMaven, Ace Bread, Irving House at Harvard, Pegasystems, Zinc Apartments, Late July Snacks, Trilogy Estate Sales, CLAB, The City of Cambridge, The Central Square Business Association and the Central Square Cultural District.
For more information about the event please contact:
Juliana Lyman: 617-312-0278 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Robin Lapidus: 617-864-3211 or cell 617-549-1373 or email@example.com
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All ages are welcome but you must provide a valid ID to recieve 21+ bracelet if you want to consume alcohol
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Although we love them, no animals except service animals allowed. No outside food or alcohol allowed.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, thank you!
When & Where
The Taste of Cambridge (CLAB)
Thank You From the Taste of Cambridge!
Each year foodies descend upon the Taste of Cambridge to sample the delicious, creative, healthy and award-winning cuisine that comprises our city – one of the most widely recognized restaurant destinations in the area. The Taste of Cambridge transforms University Park Common and Sidney Street into a lush haven for gastronomical and gustatory indulgences of the highest order!
Our event is one of the great food sampling experiences in the region featuring 100+ local restaurants and local specialty butcher, cheese, honey, wine, beer, specialty drinks and coffee purveyors.
Every participant in this event provides support to local Cambridge non-profits doing direct service work in Cambridge in alcohol and drug prevention and treatment. The TOC helps to support five non-profit alcohol and drug prevention and treatment programs each year.
Taste of Cambridge Co-Chairs, 2016
Robin Lapidus, Central Square Business Association
Juliana Lyman, Executive Director
Elizabeth Lint, Cambridge License Commission
Andrew Martin, C.L.A.B. President
Paul Lee, Hong Kong Restaurant
Owen Kennet, Middle East Restaurant
This year’s esteemed beneficiaries
- Institute for Health and Recovery
- Cambridge Housing and Assistance Fund (CHAF)
- Young Peoples Project
- On The Rise
- Paine Senior Services
- Margaret Fuller House
- Food For Free