Ahhh.Â Fall in Washington.Â It’s truly one of my favorite times of the year. That and the two weeks of spring we experience (if we are lucky and the weather gods are feeling kind).Â Fall brings to mind nubby knits, soft cashmere, boots, tights, leggings, warm coats, sleek leathers, cute hats, colorful wraps. You know, functional fashion that does a really good job of covering up the body that has been participating in a bear-like hibernation routine for the past few weeks (meaning a gorge-fest).Â Ok, so fine, it’s basically 80 degrees with clear blue skies right now, but just humor me.Â I’m not whipping out sundresses and flip flops, I’m just not.
Fall isn’t just about an overhaul in our wardrobes.Â It’s about smells and tastes.Â It’s about crisp air, the scent of burning leaves, baked pumpkin breads, cinnamon spices and apple pies.Â And hey, the more you eat, the more you layer, so you are safe (unless you are planning on a late fall beach getaway; then you are on your own).
So get excited for the 18th annual Taste of Georgetown which happens on October 15th from 11am-4pm.Â Showcasing the spectacular cuisine of over 30 of Georgetown’s finest restaurants, the “must eat” event is expanding down to K Street this year and will also feature an exciting new chef “Pumpkin Food Fight” competition, a huge Washington City Paper Wine, Ale & Spirits Pavilion with 25+ craft beers, creative cocktails and refreshing wines, the jazz talents of world-renowned Blues Alley and more.
Throughout the day, guests will taste delicious dishes, pair tasteful cuisine with wines, sip premium beer, and enjoy live music while uncovering the rare dining treasures the city has to offer. Tickets are $5 for one tasting and $20 for five tastings, with proceeds benefitting the Georgetown Ministry Center’s services supporting the homeless. TOG is presented and sponsored by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) who has helped raise more than $100,000 for GMC since 2004.
In addition to the opportunity to taste over 60 delectable dishes from Georgetown restaurants and a large selection of craft beers, wines and cocktails, the family-friendly event will also offer children’s activities including balloon sculptures and face painting.
Attendees of the Taste of Georgetown can avoid parking and traffic by taking either the Circulator line from Union Station/Georgetown or the Circulator line from Rosslyn/Dupont, which runs along M Street. The event will be located on Wisconsin Avenue between M & K Streets.
There was so much information in the press release we just got, we couldn’t share it all with you, but you can take look for yourself directly on the website:Â Â www.TasteOfGeorgetown.com.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.