The Downtown Delray Beach Development Authority (DDA), in partnership with Delray Beach magazine, has officially announced the dates for the sixth annual Tastemakers of Delray Beach, which will run August 7-8, from 5-10 p.m. During the special event, a total of 13 downtown restaurants will roll out the red carpet treatment for Tastemaker passport holders. Tastemakers of Delray Beach was designed six years ago as an economic development program to drive business and awareness to the Downtown businesses and it has been a huge success each year. This unique event is truly a strolling international food event featuring Delray Beach’s premier downtown restaurants. “This is a fabulous opportunity for all to experience a collection of delicious tastes of food and beverage while discovering many of the unique shops and galleries throughout as you stroll along the brick paved sidewalks of the Downtown area from the beach to West Atlantic Avenue,” states DDA Associate Director Laura Simon. Each participating restaurant has designed a special culinary creation reflective of their chef’s specialty, and paired it with a special beverage. Passport holders will stroll from restaurant to restaurant, partaking in the savory delights each establishment provides. The program has been designed to take place over the course of two evenings to allow event-goers time to experience each restaurant without rushing. Tastemakers of Delray Beach, has grown in popularity, and each year there are many questions on how the event works. To participate, guests need to purchase a passport. The passport, sold for $30 cash, provides event participants with a special booklet that includes a list and map of the participating restaurants and what each will be serving. Passports are on sale beginning July 1st, and can be purchased at each participating restaurant, including 50 Ocean, Cabana El Rey, Caffe Luna Rosa, Deck 84, DIG, El Camino, FYI Yogurt, Lemongrass Asian Bistro, Mussel Beach, The Office, Solita Delray and Vic & Angelo’s. Advance ticket purchases made this month gives ticket-holders a special promotional offer that is valid with the passport from July 1 through September 30th. Passport quantity is limited, and the event has sold-out in past years. For more information visit the website www.downtowndelraybeach.com or DDA Facebook page www.facebook.com/delraydda.