Around Town: Taste of DC @ Penn Ave NW, 10/8 & 10/9/16

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On October 8th and 9th, take a trek down to Pennsylvania Ave NW for the annual Taste of DC.

The 2016 edition will feature over 60 restaurants, along with live music, food demonstrations and tastings of over 100 beers and wines. Also look out for the Ben’s Chili Bowl chili eating contest…

The food options will be as diverse as you might want, from Croatian to BBQ to ice cream to Italian to Indian to Mexican to sushi to Turkish and beyond. There will be a Bier Garten with 50 beers. Five oz. tastes range from $2-4.

You can choose from a few ticket options, from the basic $20 General Admission (includes drink voucher, $10 towards food) all the way up to the $60 Tastemaker (free drink samples, $25 voucher, special access, etc.). They also have the Tastemaker Plus that gives you access to behind the scenes sessions like women in the food industry or local distilleries, among others.

Get your tickets here.

Taste of DC 2016
Pennsylvania Ave NW (between 3rd St – 7th St)
Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9
Sat: 1-8pm
Sun: 11am-6pm
$10-$80
All ages

Around Town: Streetfilms Features Two of DC’s Bike Lanes

19.PennsylvaniaAvenueBikeLane.NW.WDC.4July2011Biking on Pennsylvania Ave

Streetfilms put together a couple of videos featuring DC’s bike lanes. They produce short films showing how smart transportation design and policy can result in better places to live, work and play.

One video takes you on a journey of the protected bike lane along 1st Street NE (which goes by Union Station).

Washington D.C.’s Protected Bike Lane Treatments on 1st Street from STREETFILMS.

 

The second video looks at how the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lane came about.

D.C.’s Pennsylvania Avenue Bike Lane Story (with Gabe Klein) from STREETFILMS.

 

The Word of the Day is:

Armadillo (or zebras): those black and white barriers used to prevent cars and taxis from pulling U-turns. (Note: The DDOT had stopped using these on Penn Avenue, but they are back.)

Food Park: Taste of DC @ Penn Ave NW, 10/10 & 10/11/15

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Time to get out of the house after last week’s hurricane ‘scare’. The weather should be just fine this weekend.

We have the annual Taste of DC along Pennsylvania Avenue both Saturday and Sunday.

Almost 60 restaurants and 10 food trucks will be doling out their delicious food concoctions. Each will have one item between $1 and $3, plus more robust offerings for $8 or less.

There will be music (see the band schedule), a Cocktail Corner, a Wine Walk, and a Beer Garden with plenty of breweries (see the list).

Buy tickets here. General admission also gets you one free drink and a coupon for a free ShopHouse bowl (for later use).

Taste of DC
Pennsylvania Avenue NW (between 3rd St – 7th St)
Saturday, October 10 and 11
12:00pm-7:00pm
$20 general admission ($40 for Drink Lovers Package – adds $25 in drink tickets)
All ages (ID required)