Do you consider yourself a foodie? Do you like to "day-drink" and people-watch? Then you should check out Taste of Georgetown on Sunday, September 24!For the 24th year, the annual Washingtonian Taste of Georgetown will welcome thousands of food lovers to the Georgetown Waterfront to sample all the culinary delights the neighborhood offers! When: Sunday, September 24 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: K Street NW between Wisconsin Avenue and Thomas Jefferson Street (Georgetown Waterfront) What to do: Try out signature dishes (60 will be featured) from over 30 of Georgetown’s amazing dining establishments. Restaurants will have booths set up showcasing their best creations, and you can stroll through the festival and get small tastes of all you’re interested in. Make sure you check out the giant life-sized paella at the Bodega Spanish Tapas and Lounge booth, sliders in various flavors at Via Umbria and Pinstripes, and all the cupcakes your heart desires at Sprinkles and Georgetown Cupcakes. This year, the festival will feature beer and wine that you can enjoy while walking around (can’t say no to that!). Also, if you’re really, really into eating, there will be several eating competitions in which you can partake. Each will last two minutes, and essentially the purpose is to stuff your face more than the next guy, with anything from donuts to macaroons. There will be a total of four competitions, so you can pick your poison. Who’s participating: Taste of Georgetown is in its 24th year, and its main mission is to benefit the Georgetown Ministry Center in its attempts to aid and support the homeless. It’s also a way for the Georgetown Business Improvement District to highlight all that the neighborhood has to offer and tempt you to come back to try one (or hopefully more) of the restaurants’ menus in full. As mentioned before, 30 restaurants will host booths for you to taste the best of their culinary offerings. Hosted by the Washingtonian and sponsored by Infiniti, the festival will also feature additional beverage, radio, and business sponsors. You can find a list of all participating sponsors here, and a list of all restaurants here.
How to get tickets: You have two options when it comes to ticketing. You can either purchase pre-sale tickets, or day-of tickets for a slightly higher price. The ticket structure is a little different from other festivals -- you can purchase five food tickets for $22, eight for $33, or 11 for $44 (this is for pre-sale tickets, prices on-site will vary). So why should you go to Taste of Georgetown? Well, first, there’s the food, of course! Then there’s the drinks -- and, of course, there’s the being outside and spending your Sunday not worrying about work the next day or the mile-long to-do list you may have piling up. Everyone needs a Sunday Funday. And if all that isn’t enough for you, know you’re supporting a great cause through all that eating and drinking you’ll be doing! Have you been to Taste of Georgetown in previous years? What restaurants did you love? Is there anything else we should know about the event? Let us know in the comments below!