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Taste of the World Festival (Video)

Mark your calendars for June 2nd and bring your appetite. That’s the date for the Taste of the World in Fenton Village festival.More than two dozen restaurants featuring cuisine from around the globe will be showcased in the Taste the World in Fenton Village on June 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. Fenton Village is located just south of downtown Silver Spring between Wayne, Georgia and Burlington avenues and Fenton Street.

More similar to a “pub crawl” than an event assembled on sidewalks or public space, Taste the World welcomes participants into 26 restaurants to sample not just their food but their special atmosphere. Restaurants will offer appetizers or small tasting plates at a minimal cost of $2 to $5 apiece. This year’s event introduces a wine tasting option at select restaurants, featuring local producer, Black Ankle Vineyards.

Participating restaurants include: Abyssinia Restaurant, Addis Ababa Restaurant, Bombay Gaylord, Fenton Café, Fire Station Restaurant, Gebeta Ethiopian Restaurant, Ghar-E-Kabob, Golden House, The Greek Place, Jackie’s Restaurant, Kefa Café, La Madeleine Country French Café, Langano Ethiopian Restaurant, Lesaac Ethiopian Café, Lizbeth’s Café, Lotus Café, Lucy’s Ethiopian Restaurant, Manny & Olga’s Pizza, Pacci’s Neopolitan Pizzeria, Piratz Tavern, Roger Miller Restaurant, Taqueria Distrito Federal, Thai Derm, Thai Market, Vicino Ristorante Italiano and ZED’s Café.

The Taste the World in Fenton Village stage will feature a wide array of free musical entertainment from around the globe, including Latin, jazz, reggae, Persian percussion, rock and blues. The performance schedule was announced on May 29:

  • 12:30 – 1:10 p.m.: The Blackjacks (Rock)
  • 1:30 – 2:10 p.m.: Tahuantinsuyo (Andean Folkloric)
  • 2:30 – 3:10 p.m.: Dual Rhythm (Jazz)
  • 3:30 – 4:10 p.m.: Cafe y Caribe (Latin)
  • 4:30 – 5:10 p.m.: Soul Brazil (Brazilian / Bossa Nova) 1st set
  • 5:10 – 5:40 p.m.: Raffle
  • 5:40 – 6:30 p.m.: Soul Brazil (Barzilian / Bossa Nova) 2nd set

Event attendees may pick up their Taste the World passports at Parking Lot 3 on Fenton Street between Thayer and Silver Spring avenues beginning at 1 p.m. Once participants have their “visas” stamped with three or more restaurants for tastings, they can enter a free drawing for prizes from local merchants.

The Silver Spring Metro Station is a 10-minute walk from the stage area. Free parking will be available at Parking Lot 3 as well as Parking Garage #4 on Silver Spring Avenue and at all other nearby County-owned parking facilities.

For more information, visit Taste The World of Fenton Village website.

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