Farro with rhubarb strawberries and fresh duck brushetta. Ginger caviar underneath a cucumber and Vidalia salad.
This is not your average street fair food.
But at the 20th annual “Taste of Georgetown” today this was, as twenty-five of the district’s top-rated restaurants brought out their best bites into the streets for a sampling.
The annual event brought out thousands, with free admission to walk around, smell the local fare, and watch as chefs prepared their masterpieces. Tasting tickets were five dollars, offered a sample of the top-notch entrees at a fraction of the price.
Greg Pfeiffer lives in Georgetown and has been coming to the fair almost every year for the past sixteen years.
“When you live in the town you don't normally go to all these restaurants,” Pfeiffer said, “ So that's always nice."
Restaurants like 1789, Baked & Wired, Bandolero, El Centro, Filomena Ristorante, Luke's Lobster, Morton's and Tackle Box took over streets and sidewalks between M and K stretes on Wisconsin, serving up their best cuisine.
Angela Mosser just moved to Washington and said today’s event has helped her decide where she’ll dine out in the district over the next few weeks while she’s getting to know the city.
“It’s perfect,” Mosser said at the fair today, “I have now a list of restaurants to try and I’m very excited to hit all of these different restaurants while here.”
While giving a boost to local businesses, the event also does some good too.
Some of the proceeds raised will benefit the Georgetown Ministry Center's services supporting the homeless. The event has raised over $120,000 for the charity since 2004.