Reston, VA

Taste of RestonThe Taste of Reston — the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce’s annual celebration of all things food and drink — returns to Reston Town Center Friday and Saturday.

Market Street will become a smorgasbord of food options and the Reston Town Center Pavilion area will become a lively beer garden at the two-day event.

Here’s a preview of what’s on the menu:

  • American Tap Room
    BBQ Pork Sliders
  • Big Bowl
    Chicken Pot Stickers
  • Buffalo Wing Factory
  • Delsur Baked Goods
  • GreenFare Cafe
    African Vegetables & Thai Quinoa & Cauliflower Mash
  • Gregorio’s Trattoria
    Meatball sliders
  • M&S Grill
    Crab Taster Totters
  • McCormick and Schmick’s
    Crab Cake Sandwich
  • Mon Ami Gabi/ Community Canteen
    Tomato and Blue Cheese Salad/ Dog Bones
  • Nomini Bay Oyster Ranch
    Charbroiled and raw oysters
  • Not Your Average Joes
    Grilled Pork Tenderloin
  • Neyla Mediterranean Bistro
    Chips & Mohammara dip
  • Obi Sushi
    Shrimp Teriyaki Roll
  • Paradise Catering
    Funnel Cake
  • Paradise Catering
    Chicken, Beef, and Shrimp Kabobs
  • Pitango Gelato
  • Robeks Fruit Smoothies
    Strawberry smoothies
  • Tavern 64 Regional Kitchen
    Bahn Mi BBQ Pulled Pork
  • The Melting Pot
    Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro
    Smoked Berkshire Pork Belly
  • Udon Food
    Fried Rice Vegetables

Of course, beer, wine and live entertainment are also a big part of the festival, which runs from 3 to 11 p.m. on Friday and noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday.

Alcohol will be sold in the pavilion and on trucks on Library Street, as well as in the Taste of Reston lounge. Bud Light; Devil’s Backbone; Shock Top Belgian Wheat; Stella Artois; as well as four craft brews. A selection of wines from The Wine Cabinet will also be available.

Live entertainment will take place on four stages, including a family fun zone for the kinds. Check out the schedule.

Note: There are no carnival rides as in past years due to construction at the surface lot, ordinarily the site of the rides and games.

Admission is free, but tickets are needs for food and drinks. You can buy tickets on site or online in advance. Parking is also free in RTC’s seven garages.


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