The 3rd annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street event is back Memorial Day Weekend  on Sunday, May 29 from 3-8 p.m., benefiting Summer SOULstice and Heal the Bay. This fun foodie event is an interactive version of the classic board game where attendees receive tastings at participating eateries, juiceries and coffee shops along Main Street, such as the brand new Knuckle & Claw, Bareburger, Areal, Ashland Hill and more.

Activities include the VIP Lounge sponsored by Shock Top with hosted beer, food from local restaurants, snacks, DJ and games, a Kids Zone, beer gardens and more. All participants are encouraged to dress in "Monopoly"-inspired or patriotic attire, and those who hit all of the locations on their game board will be entered to win a "Taste of Main Street" prize package.
 
More information is below. Media credentials are available upon request. Thank you for your consideration!

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MEDIA ALERT
 
3rd Annual MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street Returns Sun. May 29 Memorial Day Weekend
 
Main Street Santa Monica's Best Eateries, Juiceries and Coffee Shops Offer Tastings & Specials in Game Board-Style Event 

Raising Funds for Heal the Bay and Summer SOULstice

 
WHAT:
The 3rd Annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street event will take place on Sunday, May 29th from 3-8 p.m. at the street's best food and beverage establishments to raise funds for Summer SOULstice and Heal the Bay. MAINopoly is a fun, interactive community event that mirrors the classic board game, and gives participants a culinary walking tour of Main Street's finest restaurants, juiceries, ice cream stores, coffee shops and more.  
 
Attendees will receive food tastings at participating locations, which will feature items such as pulled pork sliders from Areal, lobster shooters from Knuckle & Claw, gelato tastings from Dolcenero Gelato, coffee from Bulletproof and many more. Select restaurants will also be offering drink specials like $4 draft beers, $5 cocktails and $5 shots for those with the official wristband. 
 
Other activities include beer gardens, Kids Zone at Books & Cookies, "Go to Jail" at Pink Elephant and a VIP lounge sponsored by Shock Top with hosted beer, food, DJ, snacks, games and more. Attendees are encouraged to dress in "Monopoly"-inspired or patriotic attire. Those who check off all of the locations on the "game board" and turn it in at the official after party at AREAL will be entered to win a "Taste of Main Street" prize package with gift certificates to participating locations.
 
 
WHERE:
Main Street (Between Bay St. & Navy St.)
Check-in location: Areal Restaurant
2820 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
 
WHEN:
Sunday, May 29
3-8 p.m.
8 p.m. - After Party at Areal Restaurant 
 
Participating Restaurants Include: 
A Real Treat Candy Boutique, Areal, Ashland Hill, Aussie Pie Kitchen, Bareburger, Beyond O2, Books and Cookies, Bulletproof Coffee, Cafe 212 Pier, Dolcenero Gelato, Enterprise Fish Co., Finn McCool's, Knuckle & Claw, Lula's Cocina Mexicana, Manchego, Novel Cafe, O'Brien's, Peet's Coffee, Pink Elephant, Pressed Juicery, Rick's Tavern, Three Twins Ice Cream and more.
 
COST:
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of for GA, and $40 in advance and $50 day of for VIP. Kids tickets are $15 for children 5-12 years old.
 
GA includes 20 tastings at participating locations, food & drink specials and entrance to the Official MAINopoly After Party at AREAL.

VIP also includes access to the VIP Lounge & Beer Garden at 2665 Main St.
 
TICKETS:
 
SPONSORS:
Main Street Business Improvement Association, Shock Top, Santa Monica Daily Press, Cheeky, KIND Bars, Buy Local Santa Monica, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and more.
 
ABOUT MSBIA:
The Main Street Business Improvement Association represents the businesses on Main Street in Santa Monica for the purpose of promoting and marketing the Main Street Business Improvement District (BID) as a vital, safe, unique place for shopping, dining, and cultural experiences in Santa Monica. We are committed to building and nurturing partnerships with each other, our city government, and other businesses and neighborhood organizations to improve and enhance the quality of work and life in our community. For more info visit
 
ABOUT HEAL THE BAY:
Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean. We use science, education, community action and advocacy to pursue our mission. See more at: http://www.healthebay.org/.
 
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Media Contact:
Kim Koury
Spin Public Relations
Kim@spinprgroup.com I 310-497-6324
 
 
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