2nd Annual Event to Showcase Local Restaurants, Food Vendors

The Second Annual Taste of the East Valley returns to Shields Date Garden on Tuesday, October 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. featuring many local restaurants and vendors, including El Rincon Norteno, Ciro’s Ristorante, the Deli on Miles, Mario’s Italian Café and Desert Cities Catering. The price of admission is just $15 per person and includes generous sample plates and drinks.

The event, presented by the City of Indio and the Indio Chamber of Commerce, will also include a performance by popular jazz vocalist Eve Holmes and works by local artists on display in Shields’ landscaped garden. Tickets are limited and are expected to sell out quickly.

“We wanted to build on the success of last year, so we added new vendors and sponsors, and really upped the entertainment value,” said Joshua Bonner, President/CEO of the Indio Chamber of Commerce. “This is a great way to get acquainted with some of the best restaurants, not just in the east valley, but in all of Southern California.”

Taste of the East Valley will serve as a kick-off for East Valley Restaurant Week, which is slated to run October 20 through November 1. Sponsors include the Indio Visitors Bureau, The Desert Sun, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, CV Weekly and California Bank & Trust, as well as title sponsor Augustine Casino.


Tickets for Taste of the East Valley can be purchased online at www.CVDining.com or by calling the Indio Chamber of Commerce at (760) 347-0676.