Sunday, June 9, 2013

Big Turnout for Israel@65

Paula Shoyer makes Baklava

I can deal with a rainout for the Washington Nationals (two in a row, in fact) but it would have been a true crime to wash out today's Israel@65 Food, Wine and Music Festival at NoMa's Union Market. Thankfully, Mother Nature cooperated; and huge crowds turned out to enjoy a day of fun and sun, great music and even greater food. They may have to change the name next year (Israel@66?) but this festival is sure to become an annual fixture in the nation's capital.

Susan Barocas (left) of the Jewish Food Experience 

Long lines for Eli's Restaurant (It's nice to be popular!)

Israeli Dance Performances

The Mama Doni Band got everyone dancing

Israel Caravan at the Family Stage

Moshav rocks the Main Stage

Magic tricks for the kids