Everything you need to know about the Downtown Taste on July 31

Treat yourself to an eating extravaganza on the last Tuesday in July at the Downtown Taste in downtown Aurora, Ill. Come get a taste of downtown’s eclectic cuisine as you visit some of its more than two dozen restaurants. Explore the downtown and enjoy diverse, authentic food, and culinary treats while supporting scholarships for East High and West High students.

That’s right. Downtown Taste is a fundraiser. For only $30, you can help high school students reach their dreams thanks to scholarships provided by Exchange Club of Aurora through proceeds from Downtown Taste.

Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. July 31, 2018 Admission: $30/Ticket Book

Ticket Books cost $30 and include four (4) tickets to participating restaurants. More than a dozen eateries to choose from thoughout the evening. Free trolley rides and entertainment.

Check in at Santori Public Library and pick up a map starting at 4 p.m. on July 31. Take a free trolley around to drop off points that serve participating restaurants. Aurora Downtown’s welcome table at Santori will be open from 4 to 6 p.m. Ticket books can be purchased in cash during this time and at David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Pl. from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Purchase online at anytime!

Sample Aurora’s diverse culinary offerings at the 16th annual Downtown Taste benefiting the Exchange Club of Aurora, and help kick off “Eat Aurora,” Aurora Downtown’s restaurant week that runs from July 31 through Aug. 5.

2018 Participating Restaurants on July 31

1. Tredwell:
Argon Affogato:
Argonated cold brew poured over a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream

2. Subway:
6-inch cold sub

3. Tecalitlan: Taco or enchilada with rice or beans. $3.99 margarita will be available for purchase.

4. La France Bakery: Tres leches cake slice or flan

5. Leland Legends:
Fish Taco
BBQ Pork Taco
Korean Pork Taco

6. Taco Grill:
Small nacho plate
OR
Tostada

7. La Quinta de los Reyes:
mini Fajita Combo
mini Bistec a la mexicana
mini Pollo Encremado

8. Black Tie Special Mocha with a Snickerdoodle
OR
Jerry Can Cold Brew Coffee with Honey and Sea Salt Plantain Chips

9. Gillerson’s Grubbery: Rebel Duck Slider
(steak burger, pork shoulder, bacon, bbq, onion strings)

10. Ballydoyle:
Our Famous Corned Beef Slider w Chips

11. U Samba?
Mini-Coxinhas; potato dough with chicken inside.
OR
Bobó de camarão; Shrimp Sauce consisting of yucca and coconut milk along with other ingredients, and rice on the side.
OR
Passion fruit mousse

12. Reuland’s: Our “Famous” Roast Beef on a sweet bun and American Potato Salad.

13. Two Brothers Roundhouse: Pulled Pork Slider

Purchase Downtown Taste tickets at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-taste-tickets-45147065087

Exchange Club of Aurora proceeds contribute to scholarships for East and West High students. More at www.exchangeclubofaurora.org.

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