Thanks for Supporting Taste of Mission Hills!

By J. Daniel Geddis, President, Mission Hills Business Improvement District

REALTOR, Team D&B at One Mission Realty 

During the nearly nine years I have worked at One Mission Realty in Mission Hills I’ve enjoyed the experience of the continuing renaissance of excellent eating establishments and specialty drink shops, up close and personal. It is so much fun to invite friends, family, and clients to join me for something delicious at one of Mission Hills’ great spots. And, I always let my guests choose the place!

Thank you for participating in celebrating what certainly was one of my favorite Mission Hills events of the year, the 8th Annual Taste of Mission Hills. This year’s Title Sponsor was U.S. Bank. Their generous support has helped maintain our affordable ticket prices and provided us with the resources to promote the event through print and social media. Our restaurants promised to share just enough of their culinary creations to tickle your palate, and they did! Wednesday October 2nd was a perfect evening to mix and mingle with Mission Hills’ neighbors and visitors, stop by some of our local retail establishments that extended their hours, and indulge our palates and tummies with a few delicious “tastes”.

Participating venues offered international to local “tastes” from 5 p.m. to 9p.m. Our new and long-established neighborhood purveyors of “tastes” committed to captivating your tastes buds and enticing each of us to return. We extend a hearty thank you to each of the following participating venues:

Bar by Red Door, Blue Water Seafood, Dixie Pops, Farmer’s Bottega, Fort Oak, Gelato Vero Caffé, Grab and Go, Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar, Jo’s Diner, Karina’s Ceviches and More, Lazy Acres, Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria,Meshuggah Shack, Pizza e Birra, Rubicon Deli, Saffron Thai, Shakespeare Pub & Grille, Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe, Starlite, Sushi Deli 1, Thorn Brewing Company, Toma Sol, Venissimo Cheese

Live music was provided by Gary Spizzirri, under the Mission Hills sign. And, again this year, three Old Town Trolleys transported “tasters” to locations along West Washington Street, Goldfinch Street, Ft. Stockton Drive, and on India Street in International Restaurant Row. This transportation service was included in the price of a $30 “taste” ticket. The trolleys ran as a continuous loop from 5:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. A special “thank you” to our trolley sponsors Colleen Field owner of Allstate Insurance and John Ealy owner of Harley Gray Kitchen and Bar!

In addition to online ticket sales through Brown Paper Tickets, Mission Nails and Spa at 928 Ft. Stockton Drive, #115, Compass Real Estate at 1621 West Lewis Street, and One Mission Realty, at 928 Ft. Stockton # 217 helped sell tickets to the event with Advance Purchase tickets going for $30 and Same Day ticket purchases priced at $35. Tasters who purchased online tickets picked them up at Will Call, held at Lazy Acres Market, 422 West Washington Street.

The 8th Annual Taste of Mission Hills event was hosted by the Mission Hills Business Improvement District, a non-profit 501 c 6 consortium of local businesses organized in 2004. The purpose of the BID is to promote, improve and foster business conditions in Mission Hills, an objective that benefits residents and merchants alike by creating and sustaining a vibrant neighborhood. The annual “taste” is the BID’s major fundraising event of the year. The event is truly a community affair, not only enjoyed by those in and around Mission Hills, but also an attraction bringing people from all over the county into Mission Hills, some for the first time!

Thank you for joining me in supporting the Mission Hills Business Improvement District and experiencing an evening of delectable “tastes” and drink specials in our lovely and historic neighborhood.

To see more information and view photos from the 8th Annual Taste of Mission Hills please visit


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