Taste of Reston Just Days Away at Reston Town Center

by RestonNow.com June 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm 8 Comments

About 30 restaurants are signed up to participate in this weekend’s Taste of Reston, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Reston Town Center.

The 27th annual event is “expected to draw record crowds,” organizers say. It is put on by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and features fine cuisine, family activities, live entertainment, beer and wine, cooking demonstrations from local chefs, and much more. Parking at Reston Town Center will be free throughout the event.

Mark Ingrao, president and CEO of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, says this event is different because of its four themed stages and its live music. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the INCspire Education Foundation.

“It’s a way for business to really highlight themselves,” Ingrao said. “We do this as a community give-back.”

Restaurants and vendors who will be lining the streets of Reston Town Center during the festival include American Tap Room, Arlington Donut Holes, Agora Restaurant, Barcelona Wine Bar, Buffalo Wing Factory, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Choolah Indian BBQ, Greenfare Organic Café, Gregorio’s Trattoria, Guapo’s Rotisserie Chicken, Hen Penny, King Street Oyster Bar, Lisa’s Lemonade & More, M&S Grill, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, The Melting Pot, Mom’s Momo, Mon Ami Gabi, Not Your Average Joe’s, Paradise Ice Cream, Pitango Gelato, Punjabi Junction, Robeks Fruit Smoothies, Rocoto Gourmet, Tavern64 Regional Kitchen, Udon Food & Drinks, Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro, and The Zone.

Entertainment is to be provided by Bach to Rock, Billy “T” Wilde, DJ Edward Daniels, Gary Smallwood, Hilary Veltri, Jason Masi, Jeff From Accounting, DJ Jon Paul, keeton, Ken Wenzel, DJ Moon Man, Sam Gunderson, and The Reflex.

The event is scheduled for 3-11 p.m. Friday and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday. For the full schedule of entertainment, demonstrations and more, check out the Taste of Reston website.

The Taste of Reston has been voted Northern Virginia’s Best Food Festival by Virginia Living magazine six straight years. Food and drink tickets (24 for $20) are available for advance purchase.

  • Richard

    Who’s expecting record crowds? Pretty sure a huge chunk of their normal crowd has turned their back on RTC after the parking fiasco. That, and they’ve realized that the overpriced appetizers aren’t worth their time. I’m sure that people will attend, but my guess is lower than normal attendance.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    No, thanks. I’m still boycotting RTC. Besides, why would I want to buy $50 worth of tickets and still walk away hungry?

    • Smoothy

      It’s “Taste of Reston” not “Feed Reston”

  • 40yearsinreston

    Still not going
    Maintain the boycott

  • Wings!!

    Id go if Hooters was going to be there, but, sadly no…
    Now that the parking war has won, Reston needs a Hooters!


    • Why do you bother?

      The parking war is far from won. This is just a temporary injunction. I don’t go back to RTC until ALL parking is free.

  • jmsullivan

    Ah, so THAT’s why I had to edge my way all around the town center on my way to work this morning as I searched for an open street that would actually let me get to the one parking garage Boston Properties now insists I must park in. God, I hate this place.

    • Smoothy



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