Fenton Village’s Taste the World returns May 4

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.

Passport

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.

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Raffle

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.

About the Author

Edward Levy
Ed is a native of Bawlmer, Merlin, who has 'temporarily' lived in the DC area since the mid-70s, including the last 31 years in Silver Spring and Takoma Park. Interested in travel, politics, public policy, and just about everything else. Enjoys writing for this great progressive community-focused paper.

1 Comment on "Fenton Village’s Taste the World returns May 4"

  1. John Leonard | May 1, 2014 at 6:59 pm |

    I’ve had the privilege of volunteering with Ed Levy on this event the last couple of years. He has nailed the wonderful nature of Taste the World in his article. Since this is a restaurant crawl, visitors get to try terrific food but they also get to sample the atmosphere and the unique cultures to boot. Is there another 5-block area with restaurants as diverse and as welcoming as Fenton Village? I haven’t found one yet in the metro region. This is definitely worth checking out.

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