Community & Events

Taste of Elk Grove 2019 Draws Crowds

 

Karen Blankenship, Anne Phong, Ronnie Lim (Owner of Chason’s Crab Stadium), Senh Ly, and Joe Blankenship enjoy Taste of Elk Grove

The annual Taste of Elk Grove was held on March 30 at Asian Sports Foundation. The lively event is a fundraiser for the Laguna Sunrise Rotary Club. Important to note, the funds are used to support charitable programs and non-profits which benefit our community as well as international charitable causes and non-profits.

Photo Credit: Senh Ly

The Event

This year, since the event was held in March, attendees were able to enjoy the nice weather without it being too hot. It was a fun-filled event with copious amounts of food, wine and beer, silent auction, and socializing. Attendees received a blue recyclable bag filled with swag, coupons, and business cards.

There were twenty breweries & wineries participating in the event. Thirty six restaurants served up portions of their food to the hungry crowd. In addition, Sunrise Jazz Quartet, a jazz band played in the beer garden for people to enjoy.

Patrons noshed on items such as chicken masala, tater tots with buffalo, ranch and blue cheese sauce, boba samples, cookies, ice cream to name a few. Attendees I spoke to mentioned that there was so much food that they didn’t have room to try it all. The tangerine beer seemed to be a favorite of many. Judging by the crowd and the satisfaction of attendees, I would say that this year’s Taste of Elk Grove was a success.

Sponsors

California Northstate University
Mazda of Elk Grove
Nissan of Elk Grove
Infiniti of Elk Grove
Jan Pro
Republic Services
121 Insurance
Sheldon Wine Ship
City of Elk Grove
Isse Services
River City Learning Center
DR Design & Remodel
Cosumnes CSD
Hosey Law
Kaiser Permanente
California Bank & Trust
Farmers Insurance – Stephen Baker Insurance Agency
Nustar
Pappas Investments
Smog N Go
Raleys & Belair
Badger Creek Veterinary Clinic
Elk Grove Laguna Forums
Hilton Garden Inn
KG Creates Communications
Nurse Next Door Home Care Services
Winco

Photo Credit: Helen Thai

Wineries & Breweries

Adkins Family Wine
Alaskan Brewing Co
Barsetti Vineyards
Bogle Vineyards
Boochcraft
Carvalho Winery
Grace Vineyards
Heretic Brewing Company
Kirchoff Wine
Lagunitas Brewing
Lost Coast Brewery
M2 Winery
McConnell Estates Winery
Miner’s Leap
Perry Creek Winery
Sierra Nevada
Sue’s Wine Cellar
Thomas Allen Wine
Three Company Wine
Tilted Mash

Photo Credit: Helen Thai

Restaurants

Above And Beyond Cakes
Applebee’s
Baguettes
Belair & Raley’s
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
BurgerIM
Caterings by Maggie
Chason’s Crab Stadium
Chicago Fire Pizza
Dos Coyotes
Ethan’s Legenade
Fiesta Meat Market
Zeckyo’s Fish Taco Express
Freebird’s World Burritos
Fresh & Quick Catering
Jaime’s Cafe
Leatherby’s
Local Burger
Macque’s Bar-B-Que
Maharani Indian Restaurant
Macaroni Grill
Melrose Homemade Baked Goods
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Old Spaghetti Factory
Palermo’s Restaurant
Rescate Coffee Roasters
Sheldon Inn Restaurant & Bar
Sinful Treats
Spease Bees
Sprouts
Starbucks
Steve’s Pizza
Teacup
The Popcorn Store
Valley Hi Country Club
Yulicious Premium Gourmet Sauces

Photo Credit: Senh Ly

About Laguna Sunrise Rotary Club
& Rotary International

Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization. According to the Taste of Elk Grove program, it is made up of approximately 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their motto is “Service Above Self.” Essentially, they place an emphasis on serving others. Rotary members are known to have strong fellowship and meaningful community and international service project.

The Laguna Sunrise Rotary Club is focusing this year on at-risk youth. They have already distributed dictionaries to third grade students in four Title 1 elementary schools in the Elk Grove Unified School District. They also proudly support the Elk Grove Teen Center which encourages and inspires local youth who hang out there after school. The Laguna Sunrise Rotary Club also connects to Interact Clubs, which is Rotary for teens in local high schools. Also, Red Note Youth Orchestra, Chicks in Crisis, My Sister’s House are just a few of the non-profits they support.

The Laguna Sunrise Rotary Club invites you join them for breakfast. They meet weekly Wednesday mornings from 7:45 AM to 9 AM.






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