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The Taste of Wheaton Rundown

What's in store for the food side of Wheaton's biggest event.

 What You Need to Know About the Taste of Wheaton

When and Where? Sunday, May 15th, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wheaton Triangle at the corner of Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive in downtown Wheaton (one block north of the Wheaton Metro station).

  • Rain or Shine
  • Sidney Cooper, who is organizing the event, is expecting between 10,000 and 15,000 people throughout the day.
  • Somewhere between 15 and 20 restaurants will participate, serving samples priced from $1 to $5 per “taste”.
  • Patch will have our own booth set up. Please stop by and say hi.

Restaurants to Expect:

- this Westfield Wheaton dim sum fixture will have a wide array of its menu items. Lo mein, pan fried pork, orange chicken, bulgogi, veggie dumplings, Singapore rice noodles and spring rolls, plus others will be served. Hollywood East employee Corey has assured us that he’ll jet back to the mall if refills are needed.

- some of the “tastes” coming from this African menu are fish pie, meat pie, chicken yassa (a spicy marinated dish), and peanut butter stew.

- this acclaimed little sushi place close by will be rolling out the red carpet for this year’s Taste of Wheaton patrons. They’ll be offering a huge variety of their tasty, hand-molded rice hybrid rolls, including ingredients like avocado, cucumber, eel, crab and shrimp. They’ll be serving nigiri sushi as well.    

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Look out for an interview with one of Taste of Wheaton’s performers coming up this week.

Jason May 13, 2011 at 01:13 AM
If you like the restaurants there, keep on supporting them if you can afford it. In years past, there were often closer to 30 restaurants, and now there aren't even 20. If the restaurants see the Taste as a significant way to get more customers, maybe it can grow again instead of dwindling. At least I hope so.
Jay May 16, 2011 at 05:45 PM
From two "50 plussers lived in Wheaton since 1985" viewpoint, the event did not achieve the critical mass required to entice us to buy anything. One dollar for an iced donut. The drone of air pumps keeping the big balloons waving. Pizza. Cool rides for the little kiddies and a pretty good puppet show, I'll hand ya that. Music and dancing, while showing some talent, and GREAT for the participating students, held no appeal for me. The highlight was discovering this PATCH site. We were done with the show quickly, and trotted our foam dinosaur clad heads over to Limerick Pub, where we enjoyed burger and beer at a sunny sidewalk table while watching clean cars emerge from the wash across the street (and clean clothes emerge from Lavanderia where China Chef used to be).
Taylor Kate Brown May 16, 2011 at 06:03 PM
Jay - Thanks for your comment - and glad you met Patch - I myself ended up eating some great ceviche from Sergio's Place- but that was after a lot of back and forth on the decision making.
Bill Burns May 16, 2011 at 06:48 PM
Since this was one of the nicer days on which it has been held over the years, it's too bad the long running Taste of Wheaton had to compete with the new Silver Spring Taste the World. Didn't Taste of Wheaton used to be a taste of the world? I hope the planners can communicate next year so this doesn't happen again. It would have been nice for the non-profit's tables to be mingled with the food tables.
AntonFisher May 17, 2011 at 03:02 PM
I liked it. It is my first time attending the Taste of Wheaton. Very organized and the food was delicious. Definitely, I will be visiting some of those restaurant that I sampled. It was a great encompassing even to people of all ages.

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