Annual Taste of Bethesda Will Showcase Local Restaurants

Food and entertainment festival will be Saturday in Woodmont Triangle


The annual Taste of Bethesda festival will be held on Saturday.


Dozens of restaurants and other shops will take to the streets this week to offer samples of their food.

The annual Taste of Bethesda festival will be held at Woodmont Triangle on Saturday. Food will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The weather is expected to be gorgeous with a sunny high near 83 degrees Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

The event will include several musical performances on five stages. There also will be a kids’ corner for face painting and for arts and crafts, according to the Bethesda Urban Partnership, which is organizing the event.

Taste of Bethesda will be held along Norfolk, St. Elmo, Cordell, Del Ray and Auburn avenues in Woodmont Triangle.

Admission is free. Each bundle of four tickets for tastes of food will cost $5. Servings will require anywhere from one to four tickets. Tickets will be sold until 3:30 p.m.

The schedule of musical acts is:

Auburn Stage

  • 11 a.m. – Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble
  • Noon – Soul in Motion
  • 1 p.m. – The Wild Zappers and National Deaf Dance Theater
  • 2 p.m. – Nomad Dancers
  • 3 p.m. – Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance

Cordell Stage

  • 11:15 a.m. – Lloyd Dopler Effect
  • 1:45 p.m. – Signature Live

Norfolk Stage

  • 11 a.m. – Patrick Alban Band
  • 1:30 p.m. – Chopteeth

St. Elmo Stage

  • 11:15 a.m. – Lea Morris, 2017 Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards winner
  • 1:15 p.m. – Band of Us

Veterans Park

  • 11 a.m. – Hayley Fahey Band
  • 1:30 p.m. – Albino Rhino

The participating restaurants and shops include:


Bethesda Curry Kitchen

BGR The Burger Joint

Brickside Food & Drink

Caddies on Cordell

Chef Tony’s Seafood


Duck Duck Goose

Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle

Fresh Baguette

George’s Chophouse

Georgetown Cupcake

Guapo’s Restaurant

Gusto Farm to Street


Hanaro Sushi



Le Pain Quotidien

Louisiana Kitchen & Bayou Bar

Mamma Lucia

Medium Rare

MoMo Chilcken + Grill

Morton’s, The Steakhouse

Mussel Bar & Grille


Original Pancake House

Paisano’s Pizza

Passage to India

Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Penang Malaysian Cuisine

Quartermine Coffee Roasters

Redwood Restaurant and Bar

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Ruth’s Chris Steak House



Smoke BBQ

Smoothie King


Tandoori Nights


Tapp’d Bethesda

Tommy Joe’s

Tout de Sweet Pastry Shop

Tropical Smoothie Café.

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