Taste of Georgetown

mosaic.jpg Saturday the 14th of October saw Georgetown alive with foodies meandering through a makeshift market full of culinary delights for the 13th annual Taste of Georgetown. With proceeds benefitting Georgetown Ministry Center, we saw plenty of reasons to sample the fare of over twenty area restaurants.

Admist a sea of people and dogs, we (my darling* coworker/cohort and me) were able to snake through various obstacles to slip into queue at the stall with the shortest line, which just happened to be: Cabanas. Located at the Washington Harbour, with neighbours such as Tony & Joe’s and Nick’s, their festival offering was a simplified version of their Queso Fundido. Truth be told, this didn’t go down too well with us. For one, it was too messy for a festival offering and the sampling lacked flavour.

Due to the location of the Cabanas booth to the Nick’s Riverside Grille booth, we were able to sidle up to the woman with the chicken and taste a miniature version of their barbecue chicken sandwich. At $10 a pop on their luncheon menu, this miniature $4 version tantalized our taste buds as one of the favoured offerings.

Having a darling cohort who’s adept at spotting the short lines and breaking through the crowd is a fabulous accessory to have at these things. Slipping into line at the J. Paul’s stall was no easy feat due to the tangle of dog leashes and people. Once there we were able to sample some of their delicious sliders. As a lunch time favoured haunt, I was disappointed that we weren’t able to try anything new. Up for grabs were the crab cake sliders together with the cheeseburger sliders. Due to my aversion to all things seafood, I stuck with the cheeseburger offerings, although was informed that the crab cake sliders hit the spot of my darling companion.

Once finished, we slunk next-door to the Neyla stall for some Chicken Shawarma and Lahmajeen. Disappointed that there was no Kibbeh on offering I partook in some chickeny schwarma goodness whilst my darling comrade chose to sample both offerings. The only bad thing about Neyla is their weekday hours. Opening at five o’clock means a happy hour needs planning, stat.

With smiles on our faces and full bellies, we ignored the long lines and spent time visiting non-food stalls. After making friends with a Norwegian Elkhound, watching a local juggler attempt to teach a foodie that not everyone has the knack, we forewent out last ticket and walked through the crowds to Third Edition for a little peace and quiet.

Not bad for my first Taste of Georgetown, bring on the next foodie event.

*Don, yes, I’m making fun of you. More Darling Girlfriend please.

1 Comment so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 5:21 pm

    Funny; Darling Girlfriend herself (when did that first transmogrify into a title from an adjective & noun, I wonder?) commented a month or so ago that she hadn’t appeared in a while. Purely happenstance, I assure you – she continues to be a mostly-willing participant in my misadventures.

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