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THURSDAY: Hillcrest Taste n' Tinis to add sparkle to classic holiday party

SAN DIEGO -- Hillcrest, known for being fabulous, will put a bit of sparkle on the classic cocktail party with the annual Taste n' Tinis event, taking place Thursday, Dec. 15 from 5-9 pm.

At Taste n' Tinis, participants head out on a self-guided walking tour of the neighborhood while enjoying drinks, food samples, and shopping at retail stores, restaurants and bars throughout Hillcrest.

Tasters 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. A variety of flavors will be served up, including spicy Spanish, fresh seafood, hearty Italian, classic American, warm coffees and pastries and many more tasty bites.

Cecelia Moreno, owner of Crest Cafe, a popular diner on Robinson Avenue between Fourth and Fifth Avenues, is looking forward to participating in this year's event.

"We will be serving our apple brie soup and veggie chili," said Moreno.

Nearly 50 businesses will participating including new and old Hillcrest favorites, such as: Babycakes, Baja Bettys, Brazen BBQ, Fig Tree Cafe, Luna Grill, The Range, Burger Lounge, The Wine Lover, Beauty Lounge, Mankind, and Twirl.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the event. To purchase tickets, see the full list of participating venues, or for more information click HERE.

Special for SDGLN readers: Use code SDGLN at check-out for $5 off the ticket.