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Taste of Downtown Glendale set to return to Brand Boulevard next Wednesday

A Taste of Downtown Glendale

In this April 2015 photo, David Martinez, of Glendale, is served hot artichoke dip from The Spot Gourmet Catering at A Taste of Downtown Glendale, presented by Glendale Healthy Kids.

(Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)

Organizers of the 15th annual Taste of Downtown Glendale are getting ready to serve up food and fun along Brand Boulevard next week.

From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. next Wednesday, ticket holders can pop into restaurants for samples, have wine or beer at designated locations and enjoy entertainment along Brand.

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The event is a fundraiser for Glendale Healthy Kids, which provides no-cost healthcare to children who have no access to insurance or are under-insured.

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“The Taste of Downtown Glendale has become a much anticipated annual event which brings our community together for such a great cause,” said Peter Weir, board chair of Glendale Arts, in a statement.

Glendale Arts, which oversees the Alex Theatre, is partnering with Glendale Healthy Kids on the event.

Through Tuesday, presale tickets are $30 for adults with food only, $40 for adults for food and wine, $15 for children 6 to 9 years old and free for children 5 years old and younger.

On the day of the event, adult ticket prices go up $5.

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“The Taste of Downtown Glendale not only highlights our evolving downtown scene, but unites the community in one common cause: raising money for the growing youth programs and health services in our city,” said Jason Roach, chairman of Glendale Healthy Kids, in a statement.

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Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com

Twitter: @LAMarkKellam

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