The 36th Taste of the Town, a benefit for the Arthritis Foundation, takes place this Sunday, September 10. Here are the details:

WHAT: The 36th Annual Taste of the Town, Santa Barbara’s signature culinary event featuring tastings from the finest local restaurants breweries and distillers plus live jazz entertainment and dozens of impressive food/wine/lifestyle silent auction items to be offered.

WHEN: Sunday, September 10, 2017 from Noon to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Riviera Park, 2030 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

WHO: Public Invited (Must be age 21+ to taste alcoholic beverages).


  • Lead Vintner: Doug Margerum, Margerum Wine Company
  • Honorary Lead Chef: Mark Strausman from Freds at Barneys New York
  • Youth Honoree:  Lilly Trautwein, 7-year-old juvenile arthritis victor from Santa Barbara
  • Medical Honoree: Dr. James Zmolek, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sansum Clinic and Cottage Center for Orthopedics

HOW MUCH: $125 per person if purchased by Saturday, 9/9/17 at Noon. $140 per person if purchased on Sunday 9/10/17 only at the event entrance. Call the Arthritis Foundation at 805-563-4685 or reserve online at

WHY: All proceeds from Taste of the Town Santa Barbara events support the programs and services of the Arthritis Foundation. The Foundation is the only non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of 53 million people (including nearly 300,000 children) with arthritis through health education, advocacy, research, and local juvenile arthritis support. More than 50,000 Santa Barbara County residents and children have been diagnosed with one of the 100+ forms of arthritis—and look for help and hope from the Arthritis Foundation.

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