There was a hurricane coming up the coast, but it moved east. The day was wet and overcast but not really raining —and the wind was coming from the north, not the south. With weather easing up, the 22rd Annual Taste of Georgetown went on as planned, thanks to the Georgetown Business Improvement District, which runs the event. It displayed the chutzpah to go ahead with the popular foodie fest—and got more publicity and perhaps more attendees, as the Taste of Georgetown seemed like the only big outdoor thing going on Saturday, Oct. 3.
Under the Whitehurst Freeway, the gourmet day offered more than 60 tastes from more than 30 Georgetown restaurants as well as a Craft Beer & Wine Garden. The foodie scene was set along K Street, right next to the Georgetown waterfront, between Wisconsin Avenue and Thomas Jefferson Street. And, yes, there was the weather bonus, a “Joaquin” ticket special: six food tickets instead of the usual five for $25.
According to the Georgetown BID, the following are the Taste of Georgetown winners—oh, wait, everyone was a winner—as selected by a panel of judges:
Best in Show, 1789 Restaurant;
The Sweetest Sweet, Baked & Wired;
Herbivore’s Dream Dish: Chaia Tacos;
Carnivore’s Champion Dish: Clyde’s of Georgetown;
Best Catch from the Sea: Luke’s Lobster.