Ever tried to taste your way through Georgetown in a single afternoon? Those that don’t want a handful of bills and a bellyache knew to attend one of Summer’s most popular foodie fests as it swept through Georgetown Saturday.
The 19thannual Taste of Georgetown brought creative neighborhood cuisine, libations, live entertainment and even a “Top Chef” sighting for an afternoon of whole family fun.
Participants sampled over 60 signature dishes from 30 local dining spots like the favorite Shrimp & Pesto with fresh Fettuccine from Ristorante Piccolo, freshly baked pies from Georgetown newcomer Shut Your Pie Hole and a crazy number of cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake, Sprinkles, Baked & Wired… as the judged alongside HOT 99.5’s Samy K, Chef Mike Isabella, Jessica Sidman (Washington City Paper’s “Young & Hungry” Food Columnist) and Katie Aberbach (Features Editor at Washington Post Express) for the categories of:
- Best use of Seasonal Ingredients
- Best Overall
- Veg-Friendly: Best meat-free dish
- Best Way to Satiate a Sweet Tooth
- Carnivore’s Dream Dish
In addition to food and drink, the annual Wisconsin Avenue tasting festival featured live music, a culinary-themed photo booth, balloon sculptures and a face painter to benefit the Georgetown Ministry Center‘s services supporting the homeless, a beneficiary of the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) since 2004.