Taste of Georgetown: Disney World for D.C. Foodies

For D.C. foodies, like myself, September 13 from noon to five is an exciting time! Taste of Georgetown is in town, and this year, it’s gracing the beautiful Georgetown Waterfront! If you haven’t already, you must, must, MUST give this food festival a try. Washington D.C. is a fabulous city for foodies, but trying every restaurant out there can certainly be overwhelming. At Taste of Georgetown, you can try 70 signature dishes (more than ever before!) from 35 of our most popular Georgetown dining spots all in one go!

For the first time, the Taste will be spreading from Wisconsin Avenue to K street along the scenic views of the waterfront. With a swanky new location, later hours, and all kinds of foodie-loving events, Taste of Georgetown is looking to impress this year. Aside from our lengthy menu, Georgetown’s biggest chefs are preparing for a Georgetown Chef Showdown where they will be battling to satisfy the taste buds of D.C.’s top food experts and media. With the new and improved location, families will feel more than comfortable bringing their kids to enjoy bocce ball courts; hula-hooping; face-painting; balloon-animal-making; food eating contests; vendors from local, Georgetown-based stores; and a live music stage with blue grass and country music bands. Post festival, After Taste Happy Hour events are taking place at a variety of restaurants throughout Georgetown!

Here’s what you can find at Taste of Georgetown, 5$ a taste. Or, you can click here for discounted early bird tickets.

1789 Restaurant
Compressed Watermelon with Lime Salt and Candied Jalepeno

Tony & Joe’s Seafood
Grilled Oyster with Tasso, Spinach & Parmesan

Screenshot 2014-09-09 23.44.16PAUL Bakery
Mini Turkey & Cheese Sandwich on Raisin Apricot Bread | Mini Dark Chocolate Ganache Tartlets with Honey

Baked & Wired
Ice Cream Sammies | Cold Brew Coffee

The Grill Room at the Capella
Roasted Summer Corn Soup | The Grill Room Beef Tartar

Pizzeria Paradiso
Featuring their BREWS in the Beer & Wine Pavilion

Suckling Pig | Yellow Watermelon Soup

Vegetarian and Chicken Paella | Tostada with Goat Cheese and Honey

Bourbon Steak
Chilled Pumpkin Soup, Spiced Pepitas, Crispy Plantains & Cilantro

Café Bonaparte
Sweet Crepe | Savory Crepe

Chez Billy Sud
Chilled sweet corn soup with crab, melon, and basil

Clyde’s of Georgetown
New England Style Lobster Roll Sliders

Daily Grill
Gazpacho with Blackened Shrimp

Dean & Deluca
Chicken with Rustic Tomato Sauce

Short Rib Korean Taco

Eno Wine Room
Featuring their FINE WINES in the Beer & Wine Pavilion

Filomena Ristorante
Fried Ravioli with Italian Sausage | Cannoli with Ricotta, Pistachios, Cinnamon & Cookies

I-Thai Restaurant
Mango Sticky Rice | Takoyaki Screenshot 2014-09-09 23.58.12

J Paul’s Dining Saloon
“Surf & Turf” Sliders | “ChiliMac” & Cheese

Luke’s Lobster
1/3 Lobster Roll | 1/3 Shrimp Roll

Choose 3 Macarons in Lemon, Pistachio, Nutella or Raspberry

Mate Lounge

Georgetown Handroll | Mate Tempura Roll

Tabbouleh | Chicken Shawarma | Hummus

Old Glory
Pulled Pork Sandwich & Coleslaw | Grilled Corn with Southwest Sauce & Mancheyo with BBQ corn nuts

Olivia Macaron
Duo of Raspberry & Salted Caramel Macarons| Duo of Chocolate & Vanilla Macarons

Paolo’s Ristorante
Truffle Parmesan Frites | Meatball Sliders

Chicken & Goat Cheese Fusilli Pasta | Caramelized Cheesecake

Lasagna with Bolognese | Panna Cotta with Berry sauce

Screenshot 2014-09-09 23.49.13Ristorante Piccolo
Shrimp Pappardelle | Almond Tiramisu

Ri Ra Irish Pub
Bread Pudding | Potato Cakes

Sea Catch Restaurant and Raw Bar

Shrimp & Calamari Ceviche | Oysters on the Half Shell

Shophouse Southeast Asian Kitchen
Pork & Chicken Meatball

Sprinkles Cupcakes
Full Size Cupcake in various flavors | 3 Mini Cupcakes in various flavors

Tackle Box
Crispy Shrimp Rolls | Hush Puppies

Thunder Burger
Beef Slider | Roasted Pork Slider

Georgetown Cupcake
Red Velvet and Salted Caramel | Lava Fudge & Peanut Butter Fudge

Taste of Georgetown is hosted by the Georgetown Business Improvement District, and benefits the Georgetown Ministry Center’s services supporting the homeless. I look forward to not only sampling some incredible food, but to supporting a great cause.

You can read more on their website HERE. 

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Bon appétit!

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