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Taste of Bethesda 2013

A Food and Music Festival in Bethesda, Maryland


Taste of Bethesda 2013
© Bethesda Urban Partnership
At the annual Taste of Bethesda, you’ll get to sample the foods of more than 50 restaurants, enjoy five stages of live entertainment and visit the kids’ corner for arts & crafts, face painting and balloons. Downtown Bethesda restaurants prepare massive amounts of food and baked goods for the festival. For instance, Hard Times Café prepares 20 gallons of chili and 200 pounds of French fries; Haagen-Dazs goes through more than 60 gallons of ice cream; Mamma Lucia serves over 800 slices of pizza; and Spring Mill Bread Company serves 1,000 slices of apple pies, brownies, cookies and breads.

Date and Time
October 5, 2013, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Along, Norfolk, Fairmont St. Elmo, Cordell, and Del Ray Avenues in Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle. Read more about Bethesda

Free parking is available in downtown Bethesda's public garages. Parking garages closest to the event can be found on Del Ray, Auburn, Cordell and St. Elmo Avenues; and at the corners of Old Georgetown Road and Woodmont Avenue, Woodmont Avenue and Edgemoor Lane, and Wisconsin Avenue and Cheltenham Road. The free Bethesda Circulator will transport visitors to and from the Bethesda Metro station and public garages.

Free. Taste tickets are sold on-site in bundles of four tickets for $5. Each food serving costs one to three tickets.

2013 Participating Restaurants

4935 Bar & Kitchen
The Barking Dog
Benihana of Tokyo
BGR The Burger Joint
Blackfinn American Saloon
Brasserie Monte Carlo
Café Deluxe
Chef Tony’s
Domino’s Pizza
Dunkin’ Donuts
Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle
Freddy's Lobster & Clams
Georgetown Cupcake
Hanaro Restaurant & Lounge
Hard Times Café
Haven Pizzeria Napoletana
Himalayan Heritage
Honest Tea
Kabob Bazaar
Kadhai Boutique Indian Cuisine
Kraze Burgers
Lilit Café
Louisiana Kitchen & Bayou Bar
Luke's Lobster
Mamma Lucia
Mia’s Pizzas
Mussel Bar & Grille
Naked Pizza
The Original Pancake House
The Parva
Passage to India
Penang Malaysian Cuisine
Quartermaine Coffee Roasters
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Roof Bethesda
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Share Wine Lounge
Smoke BBQ
Smoothie King
Spring Mill Bread Co.
Tandoori Nights
Tout de Sweet
Uncle Julios
Union Jack's

Taste of Bethesda Entertainment Schedule

Fairmont Avenue Stage
  • 11am – 19th Street Band (Country/Bluegrass)
  • 1:30pm – Joker’s Wild (Swing)
St. Elmo Stage
  • 11:15am – 8 Ohms Band (Funk)
  • 1:45pm – Texas Chainsaw Horns (Blues)
Cordell Avenue Stage
  • 11:15am – Sahel (African)
  • 1:45pm – Alma Tropicalia (Brazilian)
Norfolk Avenue Stage
  • 11am – Rhythmaya Dance Company (South Asian)
  • 12pm – Olu Yemisi Dancers(African/Caribbean)
  • 1pm – Soul in Motion (African)
  • 2pm – Dance Asia (Malaysian)
  • 3pm – Nomad Dancers (Middle Eastern)
Veterans Park
  • 11am – David Klein Jazz Trio
  • 1:30pm – Angie Miller & Meg Murray (Pop-Rock)
See also, 10 Things to Do in Bethesda, MD

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