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KTLA News: Downtown Alhambra restaurants showcased its Taste of Alhambra Restaurant Week menus. From left: James Brown and Chef Denni Marroquin of Limericks Tavern; Monina Castillo of DABA; Nick Chang and Chef Ronnie Ng of Panasia Sweet and Savory; KTLA anchors Lynette Romero and Mark Mester; and Chef Guillermo Hung and Jorge Wong of Mancora Peruvian Cuisine.
Downtown Alhambra held its second annual Taste of Alhambra Restaurant Week from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2 as part of Visit California Restaurant Month.
Presented by the Downtown Alhambra Business Association (DABA), the weeklong event generated a lot of buzz, attracting Alhambra locals and in-the-know foodies, along with new patrons in neighboring Los Angeles cities. The food was the main attraction, but the great deals also drew people into restaurants. Diners got a chance to experience great meals and prices that appealed to the palette and wallet thanks to specials and prix-fixe menus ranging from $15 to $50.
The promotion also gave the city a chance to show off and spotlight the culinary talents and diverse cuisines of Downtown Alhambra’s bustling restaurant scene, such as Italian, American Continental, Asian Fusion, Japanese Fusion, Thai, Korean, Irish, Peruvian, Indian, and more.
Thirteen restaurants participated this year, including Limericks Tavern, Mancora Peruvian Cuisine, Charlie’s Trio Café, Vino at Trios, 38 Degrees Ale House & Grill, Diner on Main, Big Catch Seafood House, Bon Appetea Café, Dickey’s BBQ Pit, Mahan Indian, and newcomers to restaurant week: Panasia Sweet and Savory, Phoenix Inn Chinese Cuisine, and Alondra’s Hot Wings.
An appearance on the KTLA Morning News Weekend Edition on Jan. 27 helped kick-start restaurant week with a bang. Representatives from Limericks Tavern, Panasia Sweet and Savory, and Mancora Peruvian Cuisine showcased some of their respective Restaurant Week menus, which the weekend anchors heartily sampled.
“We saw even more excitement and engagement for this year’s Restaurant Week on our social media portals and were thrilled to have increased traffic to our restaurants,” said Downtown Alhambra events director Monina Castillo. “Restaurant Week totally energizes the community, and we hope to continue on this upward trend going forward.”
Stay tuned for news on next year’s event, via https://tasteofalhambrarw.com.