Summer grubbing festival #2:
200 variety of beverages, 40 food vendors, 1 VIP booth, 1 perfect dusky early evening, and 1 broken Canon prime lens translates to a picture imperfect great time!
Shockers of the evening: Far Bar Little Tokyo serves decent food! Pop-up robata at Chaya’s booth turned out superior beef kebabs than Chaya Downtown. A top chef master herself plated festival food.
Discoveries: Cafe Was’s Alex Rezick (Top Chef DC) has a killer off-camera smile. People love, LOVE! sausages served as street meet, e.g. see Brats Brother‘s long line. T-Salon‘s vanila oolong was perfectly complex and cleansing at the end of 30 plate tasting binge. Let Milk’s ice cream sandwiches on dry ice soften before biting & cracking a filling. Momed Market does not want you to call their duck schwarma “taco”. It is possible to be inspired by rose petal treats from Valerie’s Confections at a charity event. Rose bushes at home better watch out. You will miss people you know at a food & wine free for all.
Fave dish of the evening: Cafe Was’ fried lardon, ie, Chef Reznik: “eat it in 1 bite”. Everyone: “uhmmm.. how?”. I went top-down, followed it up by licking the plate. It worked and was sickeningly tasty for catered food.
Linkage to write ups by DTAB, HNL to be included as published.
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