The 8th Annual Taste of Del Ray will take place on Sunday, June 5 from 1pm to 3pm. The competition, showcasing the diverse restaurants and talented chefs in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, is sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association.
Over 15 neighborhood restaurants will participate in the outdoor competition that will name the 2016 Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice awards. Ticket holders will enjoy a variety of tastes and cast their votes in the lot behind the United Bank at 2401 Mt. Vernon & E. Oxford Avenues.
Advance tickets are $10 per adult and $5 for children under 12 years of age and can be purchased online at Eventbrite; or at the Del Ray Farmer’s Market (Mt. Vernon & E. Oxford), the Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray, or The Greener Cleaner beginning Saturday May 21. Tickets are $15 on the day of the event; sales begin at 12:30 p.m. Get your tickets early -- only 1,000 will be sold.
Participating restaurants include many of the Washington, DC area’s most popular culinary destinations, including Bombay Curry Company, Caboose Café, Cheesetique, Chickpea Mediterranean Grill, Del Ray Café, Del Ray Pizzeria, Evening Star Cafe, The Happy Tart, Pork Barrel BBQ, Rosemarino d'Italia, Stomping Ground, M E Swing Coffee Company, Shakthi South Asian Cuisine, St. Elmo's & M2M, and others.
Live entertainment will be located in the Farmers Market parking lot, along with various exhibits tied to food.