Taste of Georgetown 2013

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Taste of Georgetown is consistently delicious and well done. It’s a great value, not overly crowded, and the tastes are all well worth your ticket.

I didn’t take a ton of pictures. It was hot, I was juggling lots of things (food, drinks, friend’s stuff, give-aways…) BUT, I can show you a few things, and tell you my favs.

Sea Catch Calamari & Shrimp Ceviche
Sea Catch Calamari & Shrimp Ceviche

This here, Calamari and Shrimp Ceviche from Sea Catch Restaurant was my favorite savory dish of the day. It was fresh, cold, delicious. YUM. It was so good.

Baked & Wired
Baked & Wired

Baked & Wired definitely (and always) has the best sweets at these events. Their strawberry cupcake is their signature cupcake, and even as a chocoholic, I think it is outstanding. The bee string tasted like shortbread with honey and almonds– perfectly sweet. And finally, my favorite, the badger brownie. This was the FIRST time I had eaten a baked good from a store / bakery that I thought was as good as the from-scratch versions that I make at home. The brownie was gooey, dense, and SUPER chocolaty, and the brown sugar pecan frosting was addicting. Incredible. Baked & Wired beats the pants off of Georgetown Cupcakes, Sprinkles, Crumbs, Hello Cupcake, Cake Love, Red Velvet Cupcakery….

Other notable dishes:

Empanada from Bandolero

Bandolero Vegetable Empanada
Bandolero Vegetable Empanada

And the pulled pork sandwich from Old Glory. I don’t have a picture of that one- whoops! Too tasty 🙂

Others that looked AMAZING but that I didn’t try were the strawberry shortcake from Filomena; Cheeseburger from Thunder Burger; and crab deviled eggs from Old Glory.

Just to give you some of the info on the event, it essentially features all Georgetown restaurants, and takes place on Wisconsin Ave, south of M street. Tickets are $5 for one tasting or $20 for 5 ($4 each). Here’s what I recommend: go with a friend. Each buy $20 for 5, so that between the two of you you have 10 tickets. Then choose 10 different things to try. The portion sizes are big enough for both of you to try 1 ticket’s tasting. This way, you get to try more things. And usually I am thoroughly full at the end of that. The 20 bucks is an awesome price-point, and the food is really great!

There is also a beer and wine area. These tickets are $4 for one sample, or 3 for $10. The samples are really small, and the area itself that you have to stay in with the alcohol is really small too.  I’d recommend just enjoying the food, and go get drinks elsewhere after. That said, those who do go to the drinks area enjoy it. I just don’t think it’s worth it / would rather enjoy the rest of the event.

Great event. I plan to go year after year.

What is your favorite Georgetown restaurant??!

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