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Day 273: Taste of Rainy Bethesda!

Taste of Bethesda - Mussels

One of Bethesda’s most well-known events, Taste of Bethesda, was held today in the Woodmont Triangle.  In years past the event has drawn over 40,000 people and today, in spite of the raw, cold, rainy weather, the 22nd annual food fest was well attended.  The “tastes” did not disappoint as thousands enjoyed the smaller portioned sizes and offerings as the many vendors were out “rain or shine” to satisfy the throngs of people who braved unusually chilly weather (with the wind it felt like mid 40’s) to sample the best that Bethesda has to offer.

These girls huddled to brave the chilly weather!

Pan Seared Scallops

I of course sampled several of the vendors to ensure “quality control.”  I admit I had to repeatedly purchase more tickets!  My favorites included pan seared scallops with Risotto from Chef Tony (4926 St. Elmo) and petite Filet Mignon sandwiches from Morton’s for just 2 tickets (or about $2).  There was plenty to eat and some real delicacies being prepared at some of the vendor tents.  I’ll be sure not to miss this event next year.  Tonight’s dinner will definitely be a salad as the grilled items, desserts, and enticing entrees sang a siren song to me this afternoon! ~ Brian

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