Hundreds of people turned out on San Fernando Boulevard in Downtown Burbank Thursday night for an evening of delicious food, celebrity guests, live performances and eco-friendly behavior .
The Taste of Downtown Burbank looked much different than in years past. The seventh installment of the culinary event focused on going green and reducing waste.
In previous years, the streets were lined with cups, plates and utensils handed out from individual booths.
An effort to dramatically reduce the trash, the boulevard was lined with "Zero Waste Stations" manned by volunteers from the Burbank High School Key Club and community members.
Patrons were asked to separate trash into landfill, compost or recycle.
"Some people are very confused because this is totally new," said Ferris Kawar, a city recycling specialist helping the volunteers at one of the stations. "But all are happy and willing to do it."
This was the first year the Taste of Downtown Burbank featured celebrity guests, including Nikki Cascone, from the television reality show "Top Chef," and Talk Show Host Merrill Shindler.