Taste of Bethesda Returns This October

The 31st annual Taste of Bethesda is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st and will feature Bethesda’s best restaurants, five stages of live entertainment, an activity area for kids and more. The event is held along Norfolk, St. Elmo, Cordell, Del Ray and Auburn Avenues in Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. Taste of Bethesda is located just three blocks from the Bethesda Metro. Admission to the Taste of Bethesda is free. Taste tickets are sold on-site in bundles of four tickets for $5. Food servings cost one to four tickets. Restaurants serve delectable dishes from 11am-4pm. Ticket sales end at 3:30pm. Participating restaurants can be seen below, and additional information can be found here.

2022 Participating Restaurants

Alatri Bros.
Menu is TBD

Bethesda Curry Kitchen
Samosa, butter chicken, beer & wine

The Big Greek Cafe
Mini gyros, dolmades, spanakopita

Casa Oaxaca
Birria tacos, street corn, chicken tacos, horchata, agua fresca, tacos dorados

Chaia Tacos
Braised mushroom tacos, creamy kale and potato taco, iced hibiscus tea

Pork and kimchi potstickers, chilled peanut noodles, beer & wine

Dog Haus Biergarten
Haus Dogs, Haus Sliders, beer & wine

Duck Duck Goose
Menu is TBD

Hawkers Asian Street Food
Chicken skewers, fried rice

Henry’s Sweet Retreat
Fresh baked cookies, fresh baked bars, ice cream, caramel apples, fudge

Kadhai Indian Restaurant
Chicken Malchi, saag paneer, rice, samosa, lassi

Levain Bakery
Cookies, pastries

Spicy tuna tartare tacos, arancini, sangria

Medium Rare
Steak, bread, sangria, fries, pilsner

MoMo Chicken + Grill
Wings, bulgogi w/ rice bowl, spicy pork w/ rice bowl, Bud lite, Corona, Stella

Nothing Bundt Cakes Bethesda
Signature assorted bundtinis

Oishii Ramen and Tea Bar
Shrimp shumai, pork gyoza, veggie gyoza, boa bun, takoyaki, bubble milk tea

The Original Pancake House
Nutella Crepes, lemon crepes, mini breakfast burritos

Paris in Town
Soup, sandwiches, pastries, beer & wine

The Red Bandana Bakery
Cookies, donuts, cupcakes, cheezy breads, mini quiche and challah bites

Rock Bottom
Bratwurst, beer cheese soup, potato salad, beer & wine

Seventh Stage
Charred brussel sprouts, bricked chicken with potato parsnip puree ale reduction

Menu is TBD

Smoke BBQ
Pork and chicken sliders, wings, mac n cheese, craft beer, wine

Smoothie King
Angel food, Caribbean way, strawberry kiwi

Spanish Diner
Paella, gazpacho

Carne asada taco, corn esquites, monopolio clara (beer), monopolio negra (beer)

World of Beer
Mac & Cheese bites, chicken sliders, German pretzel bites, Dogfish head pumpkin (beer)

ZAO Stamina Ramen
Stamina Ramen, tonkotsu Ramen, shoyu Ramen

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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895


Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

As the sun sets, get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music. Feel the pulsating beats of reggae, soca, dancehall, and calypso, moving your body to the lively melodies. Live performances by talented musicians and performers will keep the energy high, ensuring a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.



2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES



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