Sunday, October 9, 2011

Taste of DC

REMINDER: This Columbus Day Weekend you can sample signature dishes and drinks from a plethora of Washington, DC area’s eateries as well as a multitude of live music and culinary demos while benefiting local charities.

Taste of DC is a food and entertainment festival that will run throughout Columbus Day Weekend (October 8-10, 2011): 11am-10pm on Saturday, 10am-10pm on Sunday, and 10am-6pm on Monday. Featuring over 60 of Washington, DC area’s diverse restaurants, food trucks, and wine/beer vendors, Taste of DC is a 3 day weekend of food and live entertainment (music headlined by Big & Rich, Styx, and Rusted Root; culinary demos; family fun) with a portion of proceeds going to the DC Central Kitchen, American Red Cross, Bread for the City, and Luke’s Wings.

Check out the Taste of DC website to learn more about this event and how you can help support these great local charities!

UPDATE:  On this gorgeous and unseasonably warm Fall day, we headed out to the Taste of DC and here is a short summary of what I ate with 22 tickets (we accidentally used 2 of our drink tickets for food).  I highly recommend you go earlier in the day, as it will get crowded fast.  Make a loop around to scope out all the booths first to see what food peaks your interest, as some places offer similar items with better deals than others.  For those interested in the beer and wine pavilion - separate alcohol tickets are required and Keith's suggests you hit up the Mad Fox booth as they offer the largest samples (3 oz) for only 1 ticket or a full beer for 5 tickets.

What I ate:
2 Fried Oysters with Remoulade Sauce (2 tickets)

Macaroni and Cheese (2 tickets)

 3 pieces of California Roll (1 ticket)

Shrimp Roll (2 tickets)

Thai BBQ Chicken (6 tickets)

Mini Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce (2 tickets)

Mini Donuts
half dozen mini donuts with powdered sugar (2 tickets)

Plus Keith ate:
Half Smoke with Chili Sauce (2 tickets)

Pork Belly BLT (3 tickets)


1 comment:

  1. Local Bands Live @ Taste of DC Amstel Light Bier Garaden Stage


    11:00am–12:00 Marybeth Johnson (Country)

    12:00–1:00pm Flo Anito and Band (Pop/Jazz)

    1:00–1:40 Fonzarelli (Alternative/Rock)

    3:00–4:00 THE HIGHBALLERS (Roots Rock/Country)

    4:00–6:30 Jeff From Accounting (Cover Band/Rock/Alt)

    6:30-7:30 Frenamie (Rock)

    8:00–10:30 Rusty the European Tour (Cover Band/Rock)

    2th St NW south of Pennsylvania Ave NW (between Pennsylvania & Constitution)

    METRO: (Yellow/Blue) Federal Triangle


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