Bird Rockians to bring back modified ‘Taste Of’ event

By Dave Schwab
Taste of Bird Rock, the community’s signature summer festival fundraiser put on hiatis for the past two years, will be resurrected this year and served up a little more palatable.
“Taste of Bird Rock is a great event and a community-builder,” said Felicia Parker of the Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) at the April 3 meeting of the community advisory group, which launched the event as a Bird Rock Elementary School fundraiser in 2002. “This is a good way to revitalize the (La Jolla) Boulevard. The focus isn’t going to be on the restaurants, but on a street fair with vendors coming in who won’t be competing with businesses.” Previously, Taste Of was held on a weekday evening. It was discontinued after 2009, following a successful seven-year run. The event grew too popular too soon. Unexpectedly large crowds caused complications with traffic and parking. An unforeseen safety and security issue also surfaced: public alcohol consumption.
But ultimately, Taste Of proved too appealing — and lucrative — to abandon.“Bird Stock,” a September community picnic in the park that replaced it for two years, couldn’t cut the fundraising “mustard,” so a core BRCC committee has come up with a hybridized solution.
“It’s going to be called ‘Bird Stock Taking It To The Streets,’ ” Parker said. “Instead of a Taste of Bird Rock happy hour on Thursday night, we’re going to have a daytime street fair on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. so people can enjoy dinner on the boulevard afterward in a regular setting.”
Parker added the committee is open to new ideas for adapting the event. “We’re just getting the balls rolling,” she said.

In other council action:
• Save La Jolla Post Office : Task Force member Joe LaCava exhorted residents  to turn out at the U.S. Postal Service’s Thursday, April 26 public hearing at the Cuvier Club at 6 p.m. “That venue can hold 400 people and we’d like to see 400 people there,” he said.
• Community Newsletter: Council president Joe Parker urged people to get on board with compiling and distributing  the group’s monthly newsletter noting ,“One great feature of BRCC is this great, little, wonderful newsletter — a little slice of America.”

Related posts:

  1. Bird Rock home tour set for Jan. 28
  2. ‘Real World’ settling in as neighbors weigh impacts of show
  3. Bird Rock Elementary gets $5,700 from Community Cookbook sales
  4. Bird Rock salutes Joe LaCava
  5. Bird Rock council hears plea to change parade’s name

Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=62105

Posted by Dave Schwab on Apr 10, 2012. Filed under La Jolla, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

La Jolla Community Calendar

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • ‘Fallen Angels’ a devilish good time at North Coast Rep in Solana Beach August 23, 2014
    North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Noel Coward’s “Fallen Angels,” previewing Wednesday, Sept. 3. This is Coward at his inimitable best. “Fallen Angels” provides a continuously entertaining two hours of delight, combining two slightly bored British women, an amorous Frenchman, clueless husbands and one very cheeky maid. When it premiered in 1925, audience […]
  • Congregation Beth Am hosts free Labor Day picnic in Carmel Valley August 23, 2014
    Congregation Beth Am continues its tradition of a Labor Day Picnic that is free to all members and potential members of the synagogue. This year is the 31st anniversary of this synagogue that started in a tire store in Solana Beach. “Come for a Day” and stay all year, as Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner! If you are not a member, call to reserve for th […]
  • Ballots firm up for Solana Beach water district August 23, 2014
    Now that the filing period has officially closed, the ballot for Solana Beach’s water district is complete for the Nov. 4 general election. The Santa Fe Irrigation District provides drinking water to customers in Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch. […]