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A few hundred people turned out for the 2014 Taste of the Foothills event last week. Folks were bundled up on a cool, clear winter night noshing on good food, listening to jazzy interpretations of holiday songs by the CV High jazz band, and dancing along with the Prom Plus Club dancers. Vintage cars, courtesy of the Early Rodders Club, gave the place a festive feel as did dozens of red poinsettias and green Christmas trees donated by Orchard Supply Hardware. Bonners Party Rental and Electromotive provided the supplies and lighting while J’s Maintenance kept things clean and tidy. They all helped turn the Ralphs Marketplace parking lot into a lovely al fresco dining and entertainment experience.
The aroma of tasty food was everywhere including spicy chili from Tees on the Green, chile verde from El Charro, freshly baked pizza from Domino’s, hot chicken soup from Tortas Mexico, and kebab wraps from Kebab Daddy. Montrose’s new Etc. Gourmet Kitchen served delicious chicken salad with puff pastry and La Fleur Pastry showcased beautiful eclairs and other treats. Diners enjoyed tasting unique blends of cold pressed juices from La Cañada’s Orchard Flats. Cold Stone Creamery had scoops of their most popular ice creams with toppings of one’s choosing. Samplers kept going back to Montrose Bakery’s booth to try their different flavors of cake. Are you feeling full yet? Wait, there was more!
Gelsinger’s Amber Road had a beautiful salad tossed with their outstanding oil and vinegar. Smart & Final’s chicken salad was great, too. Gio’s Baguettes served their wonderful sandwiches and Goodie Girls offered a colorful selection of cupcakes. To wash it all down, Starbucks, along with the always supportive Crescenta Cañada Pet Hospital, served seasonal drinks.
We thank all of our restaurants for participating. We also appreciate the local groups and businesses mentioned above as well as L.A. County Public Works, Clark Magnet High School, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s volunteers and the Crescenta Valley Water District for their assistance.
Finally, we’d like to thank everyone who attended. Because of our community’s donations and support, we were able to raise money for local schools and future chamber of commerce activities, such as the Hometown Country Fair coming up on April 25. But more about that in the new year.
Happy Holidays from the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce!