Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Taste of Bethesda Restaurants Announced

From our friends at the Taste of Bethesda...

Savor the Day: Taste of Bethesda

28th annual food and music festival set for Saturday, October 7, 2017

Taste of Bethesda returns on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 11 AM - 4 PM and will bring nearly 50 restaurants and five stages of entertainment to Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. Produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, downtown Bethesda’s famous food and music festival celebrates 28 years of diverse and delectable cuisine offered by Bethesda’s local restaurant community.

Taste of Bethesda is located on Norfolk, St. Elmo, Cordell, Del Ray and Auburn Avenues in the heart of Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. Five stages showcase musical and cultural performances, and a children’s area featuring art and craft activities, balloons and face painting will provide additional entertainment for young visitors.

As downtown Bethesda continues to grow, several new restaurants will debut at Taste of Bethesda this year: Community, George’s Chophouse, Medium Rare and TapaBar among others. Returning favorites such as Georgetown Cupcake, Jaleo, Louisiana Kitchen & Bayou Bar, Mussel Bar, Olazzo, Ruth’s Chris and many more will also be in attendance this year.

The sounds of bands Albino Rhino, Band of Us, Chopteeth, Hayley Fahey Band, Lea Morris (2017 Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards winner), Lloyd Dobler Effect, Patrick Alban Band and Signature Live will fill Woodmont Triangle during Taste of Bethesda. The cultural music and dance stage will feature Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble, Nomad Dancers, Soul in Motion and Wild Zappers.

Admission to Taste of Bethesda is free. Tickets will be sold on-site to “taste” different foods; tickets are $5 for four tickets and a serving costs one to four tickets. The event is located three blocks from the Bethesda Metro station. Free parking is also available in downtown Bethesda’s public garages. The free Bethesda Circulator will transport visitors to and from the Bethesda Metro station and public garages.

Teaming up and serving as sponsors for the festivities will be BGE Home, The Family Firm, Olde Towne Pet Resort, Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, mix107.3, 105.9FM/AM630 WMAL, Bethesda Magazine and Washington Parent.

Participating Restaurants:
Benihana of Tokyo
Bethesda Curry Kitchen
BGR The Burger Joint
Brickside Food and Drink
Chef Tony’s Fresh Seafood
Duck Duck Goose
Fresh Baguette
George’s Chophouse
Georgetown Cupcake
Gusto Italian Grill
Hanaro Sushi
Kadhai Boutique Indian Cuisine
Louisiana Kitchen & Bayou Bar
Mamma Lucia
Medium Rare
MoMo Chicken + Grill
Morton’s, The Steakhouse
Mussel Bar & Grille
The Original Pancake House
Passage to India
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Penang Malaysian Cuisine
Pi Pizzeria
Quartermaine Coffee Roasters
Redwood Restaurant and Bar
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Smoke BBQ
Smoothie King
Suma Restaurant and Bar
Tandoori Nights
Tapp’d Bethesda
Tommy Joe’s
Tout de Sweet Pastry Shop
Tropical Smoothie Café

For more information, please call (301) 215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Established by Montgomery County in 1994, the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. (BUP) has grown from two full-time staff members to more than 35 employees working in maintenance, marketing, transportation management and administration. In its 20-year operation, BUP created Bethesda Transportation Solutions (BTS) in 2000, established the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District in 2002, took over management of the Bethesda Circulator in 2006, and opened Gallery B in 2011 and Studio B in 2014. For a closer look, please visit www.bethesda.org.