Taste of Arlington 2008, Adjacent the Ballston Common Mall on Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Saturday, May 18, Noon to 7:30 p.m.
Over 35 area restaurants will be struttin’ their best cuisine stuff at this 21st annual event that benefits Community Resources, Inc., a leading non-profit providing housing, programs and services for individuals with intellectual, mental and physical disabilities and the homeless in Virginia and Maryland. As per past events, over 12,000 are expected to partake, and a panel of luminary chefs and food critics will judge and provide prestigious awards to the best restaurant offerings, incentivizing all those participating to put out their best grub. There will be live entertainment all day, culminating in their headliner band, Gonzo’s Nose. A kids’ corner of games will be set up, along with the Taste of Science sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Bud Light and Coca Cola are the beverage sponsors. Admission is free, and food tickets are $2 each on event day. Parking at the Ballston Public Garage is only $1 all day.