San Fernando Boulevard between Orange Grove Avenue and Magnolia
Boulevard was closed down for the event. Entertainment for the
evening was provided by eight-piece band Cold Duck and Captain
Cardiac and the Coronaries.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Burbank Community YMCA
The scholarships assist children to attend YMCA programs and
adults to get memberships, Executive Director Bryan Madden said.
Of the 30 restaurants and eateries taking part in the event, one
he was looking forward to was Kabuki for its Japanese food, Madden
The trick to getting the most out of the Taste is eating only a
little from each food vendors, Madden said.
"If you get a full serving at every restaurant you'll stop after
five," Madden said.
The hundreds of people who turned out sampled prime rib from the
Black Angus Steakhouse, chips and guacamole from Chipotle, and
ravioli and eggless vanilla custard with strawberries from Pomodoro
Laura Soldris and Julie Edgcomb from Salinas, who were in town for
a health clinic conference, snacked on Thai pizza and bowtie pasta.
"Even with the smoke, it's all delicious," Edgcomb said, referring
to the smoke from a brush fire in the Verdugo Mountains.
After filling his children up with some hamburgers, fries and
pizza, David Lawrence was ready to take them exploring.
"The ice cream is our next stop," Santa Clarita resident Debbie
Messman said. "We go from cookies to ice cream."