Asparagus Dine Out celebrates local crop

April 13, 2012 4:31 pm

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.

SOME PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MORE INFO

Check out the Visit Stockton website.

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