More than two dozen restaurants featuring cuisine from around the globe will be showcased in the third annual Taste the World in Fenton Village on Sunday, 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.
Hosted by the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board, with help from Silver Spring Town Center, Inc., 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.
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.
In addition to more than 30 independent restaurants, Fenton Village is home to two spas, a martial arts academy, jewelers, music stores, a travel agency, a comics store, art supply store, thrift shop, international groceries, dry cleaners, art non-profits and more.
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 www.tastetheworldfentonvillage.org for maps, a list of participating restaurants, and other event details. Additional information about Fenton Village and downtown Silver Spring is available at www.silverspringtowncenter.com.
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