Taste of Georgetown Cooks Up Local Favorites
Next month, Georgetown will play host to the 18th annual Taste of Georgetown food and wine festival. The festival will provide visitors a chance to sample fine cuisine from 30 local restaurants, including Bangkok Joe’s, Clyde’s, Muncheez, Café Bonaparte, 1789, Mie N Yu, Serendipity, Neyla and Pinkberry, which will be opening in Georgetown soon. More traditional favorites, such as Chipotle and Georgetown Cupcake, will be on hand to serve up their familiar fare. The event will also feature wine tastings and local jazz talent at Blues Alley.
Past favorite tastes at the festival have included such diverse dishes as JPaul’s cheeseburgers, Hook’s campfire s’mores, Tony & Joe’s macadamia shrimp, Muncheez’ falafel wrap, Clyde’s pork belly sliders and Café Bonaparte’s crepes.
Taste of Georgetown began as a bake sale on the lawn of Grace Church to help raise awareness and money for Georgetown Ministry Center, a homeless ministry that began in 1987 to provide services ranging from housing to psychiatric assistance. According to Debbie Young, marketing manager of the Georgetown Business Improvement District, the event has raised more than $100,000 for the GMC since 2004. Last year alone, the festival raised $38,000 for the GMC, Young said via email.
Taste of Georgetown will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, NW. Tasting tickets, good for one tasting, are $5 and can be purchased in advance online at TasteofGeorgetown.com or at the event.