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Northwood News ♦ April 2014

‘Taste the World’ in Silver Spring

By Ed Levy

The Taste the World food and entertainment festival returns to South Silver Spring’s Fenton Village on Sunday, 4 May 2014.  The fourth annual event highlights the diversity of restaurants in the area and will run from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a raffle at 5:30 p.m.

This “restaurant crawl” offers $2–$5 sample appetizers and tasting plates with international flavors.  Rain or shine, 31 restaurants will welcome event attendees to sample their unique cuisines and cultures.  Participating restaurants include:  Ethiopian, Greek, Indian, Nepali, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, and Thai.

Taste the World in Fenton Village 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.

Beyond the great restaurants, Taste the World will feature music and entertainment on two stages, information tables from local sponsors and nonprofits, free talks about Silver Spring history at the old B&O station, and a raffle with exciting prizes.

Get your Taste the World passport stamped at at least three participating restaurants and turn it in back at the starting point for a chance to win prizes.  Participating restaurants are mapped on the passport you receive and also will be marked with balloons and signs.

The raffle Grand Prize is a “Weekend for Two in Silver Spring,” which features an exciting package of car service, hotel stay, dinner, entertainment, and breakfast or lunch.

The Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board and Silver Spring Town Center, Inc., cohost this volunteer-driven annual event in collaboration with local small business owners, and with the support of corporate sponsors and government.    ■


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