BY ED LEVY
What if I told you that you could find more than 30 restaurants in a few block area of South Silver Spring, which serve food from all around the world? These restaurants offer fare from Cameroon to Vietnam, from Ethiopia to Thailand, and from Greece to Nepal. What if I also told you that on Sunday May 4th from 1 to 5 pm, all these restaurants will be selling samples of their cuisine priced from $1 to $5?
These restaurant tastings are part of the 4th annual ‘Taste the World in Fenton Village’ food and entertainment festival. This “restaurant crawl” will be held rain or shine. Taste the World is different from other food-themed festivals because participants actually walk the community and enter the businesses to enjoy the fare and the atmosphere.
Pick up your event “passport” at the music stage located at public parking Lot 3 off Fenton between Thayer and Silver Spring avenues. Participating restaurants are mapped on the passport you will receive and will be marked with balloons and signs.
Get your passport stamped at least three times when you purchase food from participating restaurants, and you will be eligible for the raffle to be held at 5:30.
The raffle Grand Prize is a “Weekend for 2 in Silver Spring,” which features an exciting package of car service, hotel stay, dinner, entertainment, and breakfast or lunch.
Beyond the great restaurants and raffle, Taste the World will feature music and entertainment on two stages; information tables from local sponsors and nonprofits; and free talks about Silver Spring history at the old B&O station.
The Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board and Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. co-host this volunteer-driven annual event. They work in collaboration with local small business owners, and with the support of corporate sponsors and government.