Food vendors reflect region’s diverse cuisines

The 2019 Taste of Annandale, a community festival on Oct. 5, will offer a diverse selection of dining options that reflect a variety of cultures and cuisines.

The full food line-up hasn’t been finalized, but the following vendors have been confirmed.

Red Hook Lobster Pound DC will be joining the festival for the first time this year, offering lobster rolls, shrimp rolls, clam chowder, and lobster mac and cheese. Red Hook owner Doug Povich, with roots in Maine, operates two trucks and a kiosk at the Wharf in D.C.

Other food vendors coming to the Taste of Annandale for the first time include Dave’s Dogs (several varieties of hot dogs, sausages, brats, and more); Ande Charles Slider Bistro (burgers, chicken, salmon, Beyond Burger); 5 Tara (authentic Indian cuisine); Food Fest (Chinese); Two Smooth Dudes (gourmet tots, wraps, and salads), Sunday in Saigon (Vietnamese), and Sunskoo Lee Korean Food

Returning vendors include El Fuego (Peruvian fusion cuisine), Empanadas de Mendoza, Cascade Beverage Co. (nitro coffee and nitro kombucha), Tuk Tuk Kitchen (Thai); and Tapas Truck.

For dessert, District Cupcake will be on hand, as well as Bisnonna Bakeshop, featuring several varieties of cannoli. Want something lighter? Edible Arrangements offers fresh fruit, and Kona Ice will have Hawaiian shaved ice.

Annandale High School will be well represented, with treats prepared by culinary students and a farmers’ market presented by the Annandale High School PTSA. X – s

Save some of your appetite for the chili cook-off, with the Mason District Police Station vs. the
Annandale Volunteer Fire Department. Festival-goers can try both types of chili and vote for their favorites. The winner will take home a massive trophy.

The beer garden at the Taste of Annandale will feature two craft breweries: Audacious Aleworks Brewery & Taproom and Settle Down Easy Brewing Co.

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