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Bring Your Appetite to the 2018 Taste of Gaslamp Culinary Tour

Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

The Sofia Hotel makes a stellar getaway for gourmets, epicures, and all-around foodies in America’s Finest City. That’s partly, of course, because our historic boutique hotel on West Broadway happens to house one of San Diego’s standout restaurants: Currant American Brasserie.

But we’re also unbeatable accommodations for the gastronomically inclined because of our prime Downtown San Diego location right at the north edge of the famous Gaslamp Quarter, as rich in eateries as it is in history. Coming up this Saturday, June 16th, you’ve got an awesome opportunity to explore the neighborhood’s diverse flavors via Taste of Gaslamp, an event whose mouthwatering pleasures await just an easy stroll from the Sofia’s doorstep!

Taste of Gaslamp 2018

You’re going to want to bring your appetite for the annual Taste of Gaslamp culinary extravaganza, that’s for certain. Your $35 General Admission ticket puts some of the signature dishes from 24 Gaslamp Quarter restaurants on your plate: from Café Sevilla and Union Kitchen & Tap to Whiskey Girl, Gaslamp Fish House, and Suckerfree Southern Plate & Bar. You can drift at your own pace on a self-guided tour of participating eateries from 1 to 4 PM on Saturday, and also enjoy the refreshments on offer in the Karl Strauss Beer Garden.

For $65, meanwhile, you can get the VIP treatment during Taste of Gaslamp, which translates to six more dining establishments added to the list—Fogo de Chão, Blue Point Coastal Cuisine, Searsucker, Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine, Callaway Winery, Volcano Rabbit, and Off the Strip—as well as larger sampling portions, cocktails, a Gaslamp Goodie Bag, plus admission to a swanky party at one of the Quarter’s rooftop bars.

Whether you go the General Admission or the VIP routes, Taste of Gaslamp is a high-value adventure among the Gaslamp Quarter’s extraordinary eateries. And your plate-to-plate walking tour will also show off the all-around handsomeness of the district, established by Alonzo Horton as New Town (as opposed to the original San Diego settlement of Old Town, founded by the Spanish) and boasting an amazing spread of Victorian-era buildings. Last year marked the Gaslamp Quarter’s 150th anniversary, and it’s amazing to reflect on its colorful backstory—which includes a drawn-out rough-and-tumble era of saloons, gambling halls, and brothels—in the context of its modern edition as one of San Diego’s most sought-out shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations.

Eat Your Way Through the Gaslamp Quarter With Convenient Boutique Accommodations at the Sofia Hotel

So snag your Taste of Gaslamp tickets for Saturday, June 16th and then book your room or suite here at the Sofia Hotel, right across Broadway from the Gaslamp Quarter. You’ll very much appreciate having such close-by accommodations after you’ve roamed to your heart’s (and stomach’s) content among the Taste of Gaslamp eateries and the beer garden.

And don’t forget our very own culinary hotspot, Currant American Brasserie: a breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner destination just steps away from your guestroom here at the Sofia!

2018-06-27T23:48:57+00:00June 13th, 2018|eat, events|0 Comments