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If you missed the big food and wine festival, The Taste, on Labor Day Weekend, head down to Newport Beach this coming weekend for their own take on food, wine, and music.  The Taste of Newport Festival features delicious bites from over 30 local restaurants and wines from 15 wineries as well as cooking demos in the culinary expo.  Many cuisines will be represented here; just a few of the offerings will be duck confit sliders, chicken and brown rice risotto,  and miso-marinated rib eye steak.  Attendees pay admission of $22, which includes a concert, and then purchase e-cards to buy food and beverages, which works like a gift card.  Upcoming pop/soul/rock artist Andy Grammer takes the stage on Friday, and Blondie and Devo on Saturday.  Be sure to head to the website for the full menus and to purchase tickets.



Location:  Fashion Island – Newport Beach

600 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date:  Friday, September 14th, through Sunday, September 16th

Time:  Friday – 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Saturday – 4:00 to 11:00 PM, Sunday – Noon to 8:00 PM

Website:  http://www.tasteofnewport.com