Asparagus Dine Out celebrates local crop


With the Asparagus Festival coming up April 27, some local restaurants have decided to show off their use of the central valley’s most famous crop in “The Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out.”

GREEN DELIGHT INSIDE: Asparagus Enchilada from La Palma Mexican Cuisine. PHOTO BY JAMES STRIPLIN

This is the third year the Asparagus Dine Out has been around since its creation by the Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau after the success of “Stockton Restaurant Week.”

With hopes of increasing customer traffic and to celebrate a local crop, restaurants have been joining this event in increasing number every year.

“We get a lot of people who come here for the Asparagus Festival,” said Manuel Guizar, manager of La Palma.

A big reason, he said, that La Palma has begun serving asparagus in their meals before the Asparagus Festival.

“We’re here in the valley, why not incorporate it?”

Others haven’t seen much of an increase in customers do to business being good already.

“I don’t know if it brings people in, but the people that it does bring in buy a lot of asparagus,” said Bud Millsaps, manager of Bud’s Seafood Grille.
This event ends April 15, for more information call (209) 938-1555.


Angelina’s Spaghetti House, 1563 E. Fremont St., (209) 948-6609,

Bud’s Seafood Grille, 314 Lincoln Center, (209) 956-0270,

De Vega Brothers, 2819 W. March Ln, Ste. A1, (209) 957-3839, 5757 Pacific Ave, A 140, (209) 323-4339,

La Palma Mexican Cuisine, 2301 Pacific Ave., (209) 941-4179,

Midtown Creperie & Café, 2311 Pacific Ave., (209) 941-9070,

Payters Grill, 61 Lincoln Center, (209) 477-9513,

Masa, 2819 W. March Lane, A3, (209) 473-1255

Papapavlo’s Bistro & Bar, 501 N. Lincoln Center, (209) 477-6133,

Valley Brewing Company, Inc., 157 W. Adams St., (209) 464-2739,


Check out the Visit Stockton website.

The Stockton Asparagus Festival runs April 27-29 in downtown Stockton. Visit for more information.