Restaurants will take their best dishes to the streets this Saturday, for the 17th annual Taste of Georgetown. The food and wine festival will take place between Wisconsin Ave. and M St. NW, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This year, 30 restaurants will offer close to 60 dishes from their menus in exchange for tasting tickets. These can be purchased at the event and in advance on the Georgetown BID's website. Tasting tickets are $5 each or pay $20 for 5 tasting tickets. There will also be a Wine and Spirits Pavilion that will offer tastings; $10 for 4 tasting tickets.
The restaurants will also be competing with one another's dishes in various creative categories such as "most colorful dish," "dishes that made you go Mmmm," and even "most delicious way to get a cavity."
Judges include Nycci Nellis from The List Are You On It & Dishing it Out Radio, Amanda McClements from Metrocurean.com and Samy K from The Kane Show on HOT 99.5 Radio.
Expect a wide assortment of cultural gourmet dishes varying from booth to booth. You can try Morso's spiced Lamb Kofte sliders and Chocolate Pistachio Baklava, Farmers & Fishers roasted pork or 'Shepherd's Style' tacos, nutella and banana crepes from Crepe Amour, among many others.
Over 12,000 people are anticipated at Saturday's Taste of Georgetown, so be sure to arrive early to beat the line for tasting tickets!