Food samples are normally only found in grocery stores, ice-cream parlors, and unlicensed potato mash-ups made by DJ chefs. Today's Groupon takes the world of tidbits to the streets at Taste of Dearborn East in East Downtown Dearborn on Wednesday, September 14, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Groupon buyers must check in between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get two admission tickets (up to a $50 value).
- For $35, you get four admission tickets (up to a $100 value).
Hosted by the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce and the East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority, the annual Taste of Dearborn East festival amalgamates local eateries to dazzle townsfolk and visitors alike with culinary concoctions and lively libations. Each purchased ticket includes a menu of participating restaurants and a wristband that allows for unlimited access to a multitude of local grub hubs located in East Downtown Dearborn along Michigan Ave and Schaefer including Warren Avenue and in the Fairlane Town Center Complex. Throughout the event, restaurants such as 360 Lounge, Milan's Pizza, and Joe's Top Dog will sling out complimentary appetizers, and select eateries will also serve drink specials for an additional cost. Although transportation will not be provided, taste testers are free to travel to each snack station by foot, car, or teleportation chamber.
Taste of Dearborn
Presented by Ameriprise Financial—Jim Thorpe, CFP, Taste of Dearborn returns in 2017 with a full lineup of city eateries. On the menu for the evening are local mainstays such as Brome Burger, Yogurtopia, Bangkok 96 Thai Restaurant, Dearborn Brewing, and Andiamo. But it's not just mouths that have all the fun—tastings take place within the restaurants, making the festival a great way to explore varied parts of Dearborn. Wristband-wearing adventurers may walk from restaurant to restaurant or hop aboard shuttles that escort them to the next destination.