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Downtown Bethesda’s famous food and music festival celebrated 29 years of diverse cuisine offered by Bethesda’s local restaurant community. Taste of Bethesda returned to Woodmont Triangle on Saturday, with 44 restaurants and several performance groups participating.
People attending the event purchased tickets, which they could redeem for servings of food from the restaurant or restaurants of their choice, partaking from a variety of choices.
The Big Greek Café, CherCher Ethiopian Cuisine, Dog Haus Biergarten, Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant, The Red Bandana Bakery, True Food Kitchen and others participated in the event for the first time on Saturday.
Returning restaurant participants included Olazzo, Jaleo, Ruth’s Chris Grill, Duck Duck Goose, Haagen-Dazs, The Halal Guys, Guapo’s Restaurant and Georgetown Cupcake.
Bands and dance groups included Coyaba, the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance, Ancient Rhythms Dance Company, Wong People Lion Dancers, Sara Jones and the 19th Street Band, who entertained the people attending the food and music festival on five stages.
Serving as sponsors for the festivities included establishments such as Suburban Hospital, BGE Home, Marriott, Olde Towne Pet Resort, PM Pediatrics, TD Bank, Washington Episcopal School, Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Bethesda Magazine, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Mix 107.3, Washington Parent and WMAL Radio.