Outdoor festival on Main Street with food from restaurants in the Ann Arbor area, mainly those from downtown. The event is free, but tickets for food tastes can be purchased at the event for $.50 each.

The 2010 event will take place on Sunday, June 6 from 11am to 5pm. More information about the 2010 event from the Main Street Area Association website: http://mainstreetannarbor.org/2010/03/taste-of-ann-arbor-sunday-june-6th-11-to-5pm/



2010 participants

2010 participating restaurants (as of April 12, 2010):

2009 participants

More information about the May 31, 2009 event from the Main Street Area Association website: http://mainstreetannarbor.org/2009/04/taste-of-ann-arbor-may-31-2009/

2009 participating restaurants:

  • Arbor Brewing Company– Beef Taco, Bean Burger Taco, Homemade Salsa and Chips, Homemade Black Bean Dip and Chips, Beer
  • bd’s Mongolian BBQ- Kung Pao Beef, Fire Crackle Shrimp, Sweet and Sour Chicken,
  • Blue Nile– One Meet & Two Vegetable, One Meat & One Vegetable, Three Vegetable, Two Vegetable, Ice Tea
  • Blue Tractor– Baby Back Ribs, Carolina Pulled Pork, Baby Burgers, Fried Doughnut Bread Pudding
  • Buffalo Wild Wings– Boneless Wing, Ice Cream, Bottle of Sauce
  • Café Felix
  • Café Habana– Ropa Veija and Rice, Cuban Sandwich, Vegetable Cuban Sandwich, Tres Leches
  • Carson’s American Bistro– Carson’s Cuban, Watermelon Soup, Coconut Cheesecake
  • Conor O'Neill's
  • Eastern Flame– Vegetable Samosa, Falafal Sandwich, Tandori Roll, Palak Panir
  • Gratzi– Grilled Italian Sausage Sandwich, Caprese Salad
  • Grizzly Peak– Soft Pretzel with Cheese Fondue, Turkey Meatball Slider, Black and Tan Brownie
  • Jimma's BBQ– Smoked Wings, Pulled Pork and Coleslaw and Baked Beans, Rib Tips
  • La Dolce Vita– Mini Melt Cake with Raspberry Mousse, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Melange– Chicken Satay, Mini Crabcakes
  • Palio– Fried Ravioli, Chocolate Pralines
  • Parthenon– Gyros, Spinach Pie, Tyro Pita, Baklava
  • The Real Seafood– Swordfish Kabob, Gazpacho Soup, Shrimp Cocktail
  • Relax Station
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate– Caramel Apples, Ice Cream, Frozen Chocolate Dipped Banana, Rocky Pop Caramel Corn
  • Schakolad
  • Shalimar– Vegetable Samosa, Aloo Tikki Chana, Angara Chicken, Chicken Resami Kebob
  • Stucchi's– Assorted Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet
  • The Cupcake Station– Mini Cup Cakes
  • Tios– Wet Burrito, Fried Cheesecake, Taco Salad, Guacamole and Chips

2009 Entertainment Schedule

Main Stage – Main & Liberty

11:30am -1:00pm Tumbao Salsa-7 piece hot salsa band for dancing, with Armando Vega on lead vocals, Javier Barrios on timbales/chorus, Kerry Lundquist on keys, Paul VornHagen (bandleader) on sax/flute, Bob Mojica on trumpet, Pat Prouty on Bass and Greco Freeman on bongos/chorus playing the songs of Ruben Blades, Pancho Sanchez, Tito Puente and others.

1:25pm-2:55pm Dave Sharp Quartet- funk jazz

3:00pm-Judges Choices

3:30pm-5:00pm Chef Chris and the Rump Shakers- Raucous blues led by BBQ Chef Chris

Liberty Street Kid’s Area

11:30am – 4:00pm Colors The Clown - Magic, Animals and Balloons!

William Street Stage

12, 2 & 4pm II-V-I Orchestra – Big Band swing led by David Swain, with guest vocalists TBA

1 & 3pm The Gel-Caps – Close harmony Doo-Wop

2008 participants

2006 participants

Participating restaurants in 2006 included:

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