40+ local restaurants set for 19th Taste for Los Al


Over 40 restaurants will be showcasing their food at the 19th Taste for Los Al which will be held this Saturday, October 12 at The Shops at Rossmoor.

The event takes place from 6pm to 10pm and tickets are still available online for $50 at tasteforlosal.com.  They will also be available at the gate for $60.

Over 2800 tickets had already been sold by over twenty Los Alamitos High School booster clubs as of the end of last week and organizers expect at least another 300 will be sold.  The participating clubs include athletic groups (football, baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, hockey, golf, tennis, track, cross country & volleyball, song & cheer and volleyball) to performing arts (bands, vocal music, dance and drama) and even academics (Model United Nations).

Clubs raise money through ticket sales, and if they wish, through event activities such as the silent auction, raffles, gear sales and more.  Since 2001 the event, organized and hosted by OUR Los Al, has raised nearly $3.5 million to support activities at Los Alamitos High School.

A big change at this year’s event is that the very popular Silent Auction will be mobile bidding only.  “We have done lots of research on this,” noted event chair Larry Strawther.  “Most of the elementary schools and some big local non-profits  are already doing it and the reports for the most part have been positive regarding ease of use and monies raised. ” The online aspect will allow early viewing of the auction items prior to the event.  Just text T4LA to 243725 on your smartphone to set up a viewing account.

The restaurants benefit from a chance to showcase their food, but also being able to do it at one event, one location instead of at thirty or so small events.

The 44 food stations marks the most for any Taste.  Two returning restaurants, Hof’s Hut and the Yucatan Grill, have participated in all nineteen Tastes.

This year will also feature nine first-time participants — Angelina’s Pizza, Hortencia’s, Melissa’s Produce, Prep Kitchen Essentials, Taco Surf, Yalla Mediterranean, and three Long Beach restaurants: The Attic, Jade, and the Breakers Roadshow (a food truck showcasing the food of the new restaurant that will open in the famed Breakers Hotel in Long Beach which is currently being renovated).

Anyone seeking more information can visit tasteforlosal.com or email taste4losal@gmail.com.

The complete list of restaurants providing food includes the following:  (as you know, always subject to change).


  • A La Waffle
  • Angelina’s Famous Pizza
  • Brew Kitchen Alehouse
  • Griffins’ Grill
  • Hof’s Hut
  • Hortencia’s
  • Katella Deli & Bakery
  • Madera’s
  • Mama’s Comfort Food
  • Polly’s Pies
  • Shenandoah at the Arbor
  • Taco Surf
  • Thailusion
  • Wahoo’s Fish Tacos



  • Chick Fil-A
  • Islands Restaurant
  • Macaroni Grill
  • Old Ranch Country Club
  • Peet’s Coffee
  • Pick-up Stix
  • Prep Kitchen Essentials
  • Santa Fe Importers
  • Sprouts
  • Yalla Mediterranean


  • Bogart’s Coffee House
  • Mahe
  • 320 Main
  • Walt’s Wharf
  • Yucatan Grill



  • The Attic on Broadway
  • Breakers Roadshow
  • The Eldo
  • Grocery Outlet
  • Jade
  • Long Beach Firefighters Grill*
  • Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ
  • Parker’s Lighthouse
  • Sideyard Café
  • Simmzy’s
  • Twice-Baked Baking Co.


  • India Grill


  • On the Rocks

Also participating are Marisa Foods (which supply the sausages for the Firefighters Grill) and Melissa’s Produce who will have a chef providing entrees using their product.


Author: Los Al TV


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