On October 14th, crowds gathered in Georgetown for the 17th annual Taste of Georgetown, a Fall food festival featuring sample dishes prepared by 30 of the area’s top restaurants, paired with wine tastings on the lawn of Grace Church, and topped off with live music from local talents. Wisconsin Avenue was closed to traffic between M and K, and lines of tents were set up along both sides of the road. Sponsored by the Georgetown Business Improvement District, the event benefits Georgetown Ministry Center.
What started as a few boiling pots of local fare on the lawn of Grace Church has become one of the area’s most anticipated events. The weather was warm and sunny, and people were ready to eat and drink; the turn-out was massive. This year was a great success.
Every year the cuisine is more diverse and the dishes increasingly creative. Some of the winners of this year’s contest include: chorizo corn-dog with shrimp slaw by J. Paul’s, beef brisket ravioli with dolcetto wine and crimini mushroom sauce by Filomena Ristorante, and fire-grilled sweet chili wings with cool cucumber mint sauce by Fahrenheit.
Manned by over 70 volunteers, the Taste of Georgetown is a great event that brings together the community and offers local restaurants and musicians a chance to show off their talent. A day of fun and food, all in support of GMC’s work to help the homeless in Georgetown.
For more information visit: www.tasteofgeorgetown.com.
And to view photos from the event visit the Taste Flickr page.