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'Taste of Encino' Street Fair to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

The Encino Chamber of Commerce's annual community gathering is returning in October.

Taste of Encino, the Chamber of Commerce's annual street fair, in October, and was a huge success. Patch spoke with Diana Donovan, the CEO of the Encino Chamber, as well as executive assistant Linda Jenkins and membership director Wendy Gerber about the upcoming street fair, which will take place on Ventura Boulevard this October 14.

Taste of Encino will feature food from local vendors, including Chop Stop, the new El Patron, Coco's Bakery, Le Pain Quotidien and Mrs Beasley's (by the way, if you've been looking for Mrs Beasley lately, she's moved to 16573 Ventura Boulevard).

As well as food vendors, there will be a moon bounce, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, martial arts from Dawn Barnes Karate Kids, dance from Miss Melodee Studios and soccer shots.

Local businesses will have booths, as will local figures like Reps. Brad Sherman and Howard Berman, Bob Blumenfield, State Senator Fran Pavley and more. Retail vendors will also be in attendance, including the fabulously named Fatty's Forever Rozes, whose owner makes roses from dollar bills.

This year's Taste of Encino is being sponsored by Tarzana Medical Center, Van Nuys Airport, EncinoMom.com, Morrie Sage's Universal City Nissan, the Studio City Sherman Oaks Encino News, 88.5FM KCSN, Equinox Fitness Clubs, Merrill Lynch, m. david paul & associates, LifeLine Ambulances, KSA Management and the Encino Community Center.

Taste of Encino, Sunday October 14, 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m., Ventura Boulevard between Balboa and Amestoy. Admission is free.

Marty Cooper September 28, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Since it's the Taste of Encino's 25th anniversary, a bit of history is in order: Janet Howe of City Cuisine; Jan Sobel, President of the Encino Chamber; and I, a Chamber officer, were brainstorming how to promote the area's restaurants. We came up with the idea for the Taste. The first one was a four-hour Sunday afternoon event at the Plaza de Oro. The rest is history. -Marty Cooper
Anna King (Editor) September 28, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Thank you, Marty! Let's talk!

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