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Expect a side of road closures with Taste of Downtown Burbank

October 04, 2011
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The eighth annual Taste of Downtown Burbank takes place Thursday evening on San Fernando Road.

More than 40 restaurants are slated to take part in the event, which is scheduled from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. between Magnolia Boulevard and Olive Avenue.

Motorists, however, should note that street closures on San Fernando begin at 6:30 a.m. Thursday from Magnolia to Palm Avenue, said Gail Stewart, business district manager for the city’s redevelopment department.

Palm to Orange Grove will close at 10 a.m.

The street closures will remain in effect until about midnight, she said.

The event will include a beer and wine garden, live music and interviews with various chefs.

Those attending will notice recycling stations, compostable serving materials and a push for zero waste. The Burbank Recycle Center, along with the Downtown Burbank Partnership and Burbank YMCA serves as hosts for the four-block adventure.

The Recycle Center provides feedback for restaurants on how to use less non-recyclable packaging, among other green practices.

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Money raised from the event will benefit the YMCA’s scholarship fund.

Adult ticket prices start at $30; group and children rates are also available.

For more information, including a map with parking structures, visit http://www.tasteofdowntown-burbank.com.

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