At a Taste of Georgetown, approximately 35 of Washington, D.C.’s most distinguished restaurants serve sample portions of their signature dishes. The food festival includes 90s cover band White Ford Bronco, craft beer and wine and a variety of entertainment for all ages. The region's hottest chefs will face off, testing their culinary skill during the Georgetown Chef Showdown, judged by DC's top food experts and media.
The judges will taste all 70+ dishes and judge them based on categories such as "Best use of Seasonal Ingredients", "Best Overall Dish" and "Best Way to Satiate a Sweet Tooth". Proceeds from a Taste of Georgetown will benefit the homeless outreach providing psychiatrist care, shelter and meals through the Georgetown Ministry Center.
Taste of Georgetown Highlights
- family-friendly entertainment including bocce ball courts, hula-hooping, face-painting and balloon-animal-making
- relax, picnic-style, in the scenic Georgetown Waterfront Park
- enjoy the Taste Marketplace, featuring Georgetown-based stores
- a live music stage with bluegrass and country bands
- After Taste Happy Hour events will take place at select restaurants throughout Georgetown
Date and Time
September 24, 2017, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. The event's location, under the Whitehurst Freeway—means that that attendees will be both covered from rain and well-fed.
K Street NW, between Wisconsin Avenue and Thomas Jefferson Street, along the Georgetown Waterfront, Washington, D.C. See a map of Georgetown
Getting to Georgetown
Georgetown is located in Washington, DC north of the Potomac River just across the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The main thoroughfares are M Street and Wisconsin Avenue.
The neighborhood extends from Georgetown University to the west to Rock Creek Parkway to the east to Montrose Park and Oak Hill Cemetery to the north. See a Map
Georgetown is not accessible by Metrorail. Avoid parking and traffic by taking the DC Circulator Bus using the Georgetown/Union Station or new Rosslyn/Georgetown/Dupont Circle lines. If you choose to drive, there are several parking lots in Georgetown.
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Each tasting is $5 or purchase five tastings for $20 (in advance). Craft Beer and Wine Garden tickets are $10 for three (in advance only), and $4 for one tasting (in advance or onsite).
Taste of Georgetown Participating Restaurants
1789, Baked & Wired, Bangkok Joe's, Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge, Café Bonaparte, Clyde's of Georgetown, Degrees Bistro, District Doughnut, Dog Tag Bakery, Eno Wine Bar, Georgetown Cupcake, Grace street Coffee, I-Thai Restaurant, J. Paul's, Jaco Juice & Taco, Malmaison, Martin's Tavern, Maxime Steak Frites & Bar, Morton's the Steakhouse, Old Glory BBQ, Olivia Macaron, Paolo's Ristorante, Pinstripes, RiRa Irish Pub, Sea Catch Restaurant, Simit & Smith, Sprinkles Cupcakes, The Graham, The Sovereign, Thunder Burger, Tony & Joe's and Via Umbria.
Craft Beer & Wine Pavilion
The pavilion will offer several unique brews such as Brooklyn Brewery's Summer Ale, Leinenkugel's Summer, New Belgium Brewing's Fat Tire and Rolle Bolle and Starr Hill's the Love. Not to ignore wine enthusiasts, the pavilion will offer several wines for guests to enjoy while relaxing at one of the pavilion's café tables. Beverages tickets are $10 for 3, and $4 for 1 tasting.