Downtown Taste 2019

July 30, 2019

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Santori Public Library 101 S. River Street, Aurora

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Treat yourself to an eating extravaganza while benefiting the Exchange Club of Aurora on the last Tuesday in July at the Downtown Taste in downtown Aurora, Ill.

July 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission: $30/Ticket Pass

Ticket Books cost $30 and include five (5) tickets to participating restaurants. Enjoy 10 downtown eateries to choose from throughout the evening. Free trolley rides and entertainment.

Check in at Santori Public Library and pick up a map starting at 4 p.m. on July 30. Take a free trolley around to drop off points that serve participating restaurants. Aurora Downtown’s welcome table in at Santori Library will be open from 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets can only be purchased in person during this time with cash only.

Sample Aurora’s diverse culinary offerings at the 17th annual Downtown Taste benefiting the Exchange Club of Aurora. Come get a taste of downtown’s eclectic cuisine as you visit some of its more than two dozen restaurants. Explore the downtown and enjoy diverse, authentic food, and culinary treats. It’ll be a great night in downtown Aurora!


Ballydoyle Irish Pub and Restaurant – Our famous corned beef slider with chips.

Gillerson’s Grubbery – Hodgepodge: Hand-cut fries | local chorizo | melted cheese curds | spicy tomato aioli | green onion.

La France Bakery – Tres leches cake slice or flan.

Subway – 6-inch cold sub.

Taco Grill – Small nacho plate or tostada.

Tecalitlan Mexican Restaurant – Taco or enchilada with rice or beans. $3.99 margarita will be available for purchase.

Tredwell Coffee – Argon Affogato: argonated cold brew poured over a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

U Samba? – Coxinha (Potato dough stuffed inside with four different choices): Chicken, Risoles – Ground Beef, Churros – Ham & Cheese, Bolinha de Queijo – Cheese.
Dessert – Brigadeiro – Chocolate Bonbon

La Quinta de los Reyes – Mini fajita combo: Mini bistec a la mexicana – mini pollo encremado.

Endiro Coffee – Cassava fries with choice of cold brew or a signature drink of their choice.

Trolley stops:
1. Santori Public Library, 101 S. River St.
2. Subway, 5 E. Downer Pl.
3. Taco Grill, 31 N. Broadway
4. La Quinta de los Reyes, 36 E. New York St.
5. Restaurant Row, New York St. @ River St.


Exchange Club of Aurora proceeds contribute to scholarships for East and West High students. More at

Downtown Taste is an Aurora Downtown event. More info along with a list of participating restaurants and offerings at

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