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Visit 10 Restaurants for Downtown Taste on July 30

Jun 28, 2019 08:40AM ● By Hannah Ott

Aurora - Once again the Aurora Downtown group and the Exchange Club of Aurora are teaming up for an evening of tasty bites to benefit local high school students on Tuesday, July 30.

Ten downtown restaurants will be participating in this year’s Downtown Taste, which offers diners the opportunity to visit a variety of participating restaurants from 5 to 9pm on the last Tuesday in July in downtown Aurora.

Restaurants and specials include Gillerson’s Grubbery with their popular Hodgepodge appetizer, La France Bakery with tres leches cake and Tredwell with Argonated cold brew coffee by Tugboat poured over vanilla ice cream. 

In 2019, the Exchange Club awarded nine scholarships to students who have overcome adversity to earn their degree. In total, over $100,000 in scholarships have been awarded from event proceeds.

Started by Aurora Study Circles, the popular, charitable event has grown under the direction of the Exchange Club of Aurora in recent years.

The event is now a joint venture run by Aurora Downtown, an organization of downtown business and property owners, and continues to benefit the Exchange Club and contribute to scholarships for East and West High students.

In 2019, the Exchange Club awarded nine scholarships to students who have overcome adversity to earn their degree. In total, over $100,000 in scholarships have been awarded from event proceeds.

Tickets for the evening cost $30 and can be purchased online at eventbrite.com/e/downtown-taste-2019-tickets-60594150736 through July 30.

Tickets can also be purchased in person, cash only, from 4-6pm on July 30 at the welcome table at Santori Public Library, 101 S. River St., and from 5-9pm at Ballydoyle, 28 W. New York St.

One ticket book includes five tickets to any participating restaurant. Tickets can be used at one restaurant or multiple restaurants to get a taste of downtown offerings including appetizers, small plates, drinks and desserts.

Free trolley rides and entertainment are also part of the evening.

Visit auroradowntown.org or Aurora Downtown on Facebook.


About Aurora Downtown: Aurora Downtown is a nonprofit group of business and property owners within Special Service Area (SSA) #One that is dedicated to making downtown Aurora a premier destination for arts, culture, entertainment, dining, living and working. Learn more at auroradowntown.org. Join them at Wednesdays at the Plaza, its  free summer concert series, starting on June 12.

About Exchange Club of Aurora: The Exchange Club of Aurora is a service club affiliated with the National Exchange Club dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and other philanthropic causes. The Exchange Club of Aurora was founded in 1937. Learn more at exchangeclubofaurora.org.


Source: Marissa Amoni 630-256-3363 marissa@auroradowntown.org and images by Aurora Downtown