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LA: Summer Soda Tasting 2 at Galco's Soda Pop 7/22/2012

Postby BLRees » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:12 pm

Celebrate the summer enjoying sodas with the “King of Pop” when Galco’s Soda Pop Stop hosts its second annual Summer Soda Tasting from 5-8 p.m. on July 22. 2012.

The family-friendly event will feature a myriad of soda samples, live music, comedy, and a chance to chat it up with Galco’s owner John Nese, aka the “King of Pop.”

This year’s soda selections will feature soda debuts as well as spotlighting unusual flavors for a soda smorgasbord.

Being unveiled at the Summer Soda Tasting will be a west coast line of sodas from Dublin Bottling Works – the bottler that had been producing cane sugar Dublin Dr Pepper since 1891 until it was shut down by Snapple Dr Pepper this winter. In addition, Galco’s will announce the newest flavor in its White Rose line of soda pop (proceeds of sales of all White Rose sodas benefit the FoSMC).

Other sodas sampling at press time include:
• Old Dominion Root Beer (based on a historical recipe from the Library of Congress)
• Mr. Q Cumber (soda of the year winner and first distributed at Galco’s)
• Sweet Blossom line of floral sodas: rose, lavender, elderflower and jasmine
• Ginger soda by Bruce Cost: fresh ginger, jasmine green tea and pomegranate
• French sodas from Rieme (company has been producing sodas since 1921)
• Volcanic Mineral Refresher (better for athletes than Gatorade; also helps hangovers/headaches)

In between soda tastings, guests can enjoy a variety of entertainment, including an appearance by author /humorist Charles Phoenix who will be at mixing and serving two new "Poptails" and his latest Test Kitchen creation, a Seven-Layer Soda Pop Rock Cake, made with sodas and candies found on Galco’s shelves.

Musical acts at the Summer Soda Tasting including Highland Park’s own Artichoke, the Mele Ohana Ukulele ensemble, teenage singer sensation Genesee Hall and the Gregor Walnum Blues Band.

In addition, there will also be a performance by Dakota Black, Native American standup comic, actor and author.

Tickets for the Summer Soda Tasting are $12 in advance, $15 the day of the event and will be available for purchase at Galco’s or online via the Friends of the Southwest Museum ,

In addition to soda tastings, the Galco’s store will be open so people can stock up on any soda, candy, beer, wine. Proceeds from all store sales at the event will also be donated to the Friends of the Southwest Museum by Galco's.

Galco’s is located at 5702 York Boulevard, Highland Park, 90042. For more information, call (323) 255-7115.

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Postby Perks » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:47 pm

For anyone who is planning to attend, I advise you to get in line EARLY. It was a totally fun event, but got very mobbed inside very quickly last year.
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