Sip and sample among Main Street's best restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops and juiceries this Sunday at Mainopoly, an interactive tasting tour spanning Pier Ave. to Bay St. that mirrors the classic board game and raises funds for Heal the Bay and the annual Summer SOULstice.
Attendees will receive food tastings in exchange for "Mainopoly" dollars, which will include items such as fresh fish ceviche from Enterprise Fish Co., gelato samples from Dolcenero Gelato, tuna tartare from Areal Restaurant, cold pressed juice samples from Pressed Juicery and more. Select restaurants will also be offering drink specials, including $4 draft beers, $5 cocktails and $5 shots for those with the official event wristband.
Other activities include beer gardens and the "Go to Jail" VIP lounge and Beer Garden sponsored by Shock Top with a DJ, photo booth, drinks, food, picnic tables, games and more. All participants are encouraged to dress in "Monopoly"-inspired or patriotic attire and to hit all of the locations on their game board to be entered to win a "Taste of Main Street" prize package.
Check-in starts at 3 p.m. at Areal Restaurant, 2820 Main St., Santa Monica 90405. There's an after party here as well starting at 8 p.m.
A Real Treat Candy, Areal, Ashland Hill, Aussie Pie Kitchen, Basement Tavern/ Victorian, Dolcenero Gelato, Enterprise Fish Co., Finn McCool's, French Garden Café, Lula's Cocina Mexicana, Manchego, Peet's Coffee, Pressed Juicery, Rick's Tavern, Three Twins Ice Cream and more.
General admission ($25 in advance and $30 day-of) includes Mainopoly dollars to exchange for tastings as participating locations, food and drink specials and entrance to the Mainopoly after party at Areal. VIP tickets ($40 in advance and $50 ay-of) includes access to the "Go To Jail" lounge and beer garden sponsored by Shock Top with DJ, snacks, picnic tables, games, photo booth and more. Purchase tickets here.