At the Hillcrest Taste n’ Tinis | Thursday, December 13th to benefit the Hillcrest Business Association

December 3, 2012

Classic cocktail parties will have a new sparkle this season, when one of San Diego's most beloved neighborhoods serves up a festive way to enjoy the holiday season. On Thursday, December 13th, 2012 from 5 PM to 9 PM, take in the crisp winter air and holiday decorations, while you embark on a self-guided walking tour of delightful drinks, scrumptious eats and fabulous retail shopping at the Hillcrest Taste N’ Tinis!

Tasters and toasters alike will be treated to festive faire from local signature chefs and restaurants, offering an assortment of specialties from mouthwatering appetizers and entrees to decadent sweet treats from over 25 restaurants. Make your mouth feel merry with a variety of flavors, including spicy Spanish, fresh seafood, hearty Italian, classic American, warm coffees and pastries and many more tasty bites!

This year’s participants include the following restaurants with new locations being added

Baja Betty's
Bamboo Lounge
Cafe Barbera
City Delicatessen
Crest Cafe
D Bar
Fiesta Cantina
Fiji Yogurt
Hillcrest Brewing Company
India Palace
Gossip Grill
Luna Grill
Michoz Grill
Ortega's Mexican Bistro
Shawarma House
The Range Kitchen & Cocktails
The Tractor Room
The Wine Lover
Uptown Tavern
Urban Mo's Bar & Grill

Retailers participating in this year's Tastes 'N Tinis event include:

Bodhi Massage Center
Buffalo Exchange
Cody's Home & Gifts
Column One
Green Fresh Florals
House Boi
Pure Boutique
Urban Outfitters
The Village Hat Shop

In the midst of the culinary merriment, find joy and warmth indoors by visiting participating retail shops, where you can shop a bit, while sipping on festive cocktails. Peppermint martinis, creamy eggnog, Candy Cane Cosmopolitans, Scroogedrivers and other tantalizing tastes will be mixed under the mistletoe, as each participating boutique will have its own bartender creating cocktails right in the store.

Enjoy the sampling, the shopping, and finding the perfect gift, and leave the rest to us – stop by the will-call booth for complimentary gift-wrapping, to give your gift some sparkle and shine.

Tickets for this savory soiree are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the event. Participants in the cocktail portion of this event must be 21 years or older and have a valid ID to enter.

For more information, a complete list of participating locations and to purchase tickets, visit or call 619-233-5008.