DC Taste of the Nation is by far DC’s best foodie event. Bringing together almost 100 of DC’s finest restaurants and bars, the event delivered all the food and drink your heart desired while supporting No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America.
Here are 5 reasons why Taste of the Nation needs to be on your list of must-dos:
1: It supports an awesome cause
Nearly one in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 29,000 kids in Washington, DC. In 2016, DC’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised enough to help feed children in need more than 2 million healthy meals. Area beneficiaries include Capital Area Food Bank, DC Hunger Solutions, and Mary’s Center. While I generally love stuffing my face, doing it while also simulatenously supporting this great cause makes the event a #1 in my mind.
2. Live music
The only thing that is even better than eating and drinking, is doing it to the sounds of live music. Nashville’s Judah & the Lion rocked it out all night and got the crowd swaying with a plate in each hand.
3. Amazing SWAG!
From Capri Sun pouches of booze to these bottles of locally distilled whiskeys from McClellan’s Retreat and Truxton Inn, vendors came out in full force with great goodies for folks to take home with them.
4. Donut hole sushi bites!
I mean WHAT?! I love sushi and I love donut holes. Leave it to the geniuses at Zentan to bring these two things together. Take my word on this and visit their amazing rooftop asap to get a taste of these babies.
5. The Booze
While predominantly thought of as a foodie event, Taste of the Nation did not sleep on the booze. With a Tito’s sponsored bar and several local favorites such as 2 Birds 1 Stone and a camper serving frozen cocktails – there was no shortage of spots to get your drank on.
Oh and obviously…..THE FOOD:
Be there (next year) or be square!