Taste of Eastside is coming back on May 6, 2012. Barnsdall Park isn’t THAT Eastside, so Guisado’s is showing up to give it some true Eastern grit (and some kickass tinga tacos — my goodness that habanero salsa gives the intestines a good plumb through.):
(Collage borrowed from Flickr)
While Taste of the Nation & Alex’s Lemonade both contribute to non-profits, TOTE is actually run by a non-profit. Since the organizer is a nursery co-op, of course there are activities for kids while the hipster daddios pounce on grilled oyster. To top it off, the event is at a park, so even pets are welcome! (Unverified — just judging by last year’s Flickr photos.)
At $35 for general admission, the tasting event isn’t too outrageous, unlike that pork event running on the same day. You’ll get to leisurely nibble, stroll about the park, get them TOMS stained by grass, and imbibe some daytime booze, without a nanny, without the need to repeatedly declare: “I love bacon so much”, “I love pork belly”, “I’m a bad Jew”.
Alma writes in to let us know this weekend will be their last weekend of pop-up service.
They will be moving underground a bit while they look for restaurant space, obtain capital, etc. Will report back as news arrive. In the meantime, you have 3 more days to sample many courses packed full of duck breasts, alliums, lamb, and maybe some cilantro flowers from CasaSoul.