Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fourth Annual Taste of DC Takes Place October 11-12

From our friends at Taste of DC...

Taste of DC, Oct. 11-12 with 70 Restaurants & Food Trucks, Beer Garden, Wine Walk, Ben's Chili Bowl World Chili-Eating Championship and Heritage BBQ Cochon 555

WHO: The fourth annual Taste of DC will take over Pennsylvania Avenue Saturday, October 11 and Sunday October 12, 2014. The largest Mid-Atlantic culinary festival will bring to the Nation’s Capital two days of the region’s very best food, drink and entertainment.

WHAT: Attendees will be able to sample food from more than 70 of the region’s most popular restaurants, food trucks, caterers and purveyors; taste over 50 beers in the Stella Artois Beer Garden; sample more than 100 wines on the Taste of DC Wine Walk and enjoy nonstop entertainment on three different stages.

Saturday, October 11, 3:00 PM: The 4th Annual Ben’s Chili Bowl World Chili Eating Championship. Contestants include some of the world’s most famous professional eaters including Joey “Jaws” Chestnut and Sonya “The Black Widow” vying for the World Championship title. The competition takes place on the Taste of DC Main Stage.

Sunday, October 12, 4-8 PM: Heritage BBQ Cochon 555. Five local superstar chefs will create their version of a globally-influenced menu featuring whole heritage bred pigs. Each will make 6 dishes. Competing chefs: Scott Drewno (The Source by Wolfgang Puck), Erik Bruner-Yang (Maketto), Kyle Bailey (Birch & Barley), Joe Palma (Bourbon Steak), George Pagonis (Kapnos). Ten other chefs also will prepare BBQ items. This event is ticketed: General admission: $100, VIP Early Admission $200.

WHERE: Pennsylvania Avenue, between 9th - 14th Streets, NW

WHEN: Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12, noon to 7 PM each day.

Special ticketing packages will be available for every Taste, including Beer Lovers, Wine Lovers and Heritage BBQ Cochon 555: Information at

PRICE: General admission: $10; Children 6-12 yrs $5; children under 5 free.