Taste of Addison is coming soon! This is the most delicious weekend of the year! It is North Texas’ premier food and music festival and it takes place right here! From May 31 to June 2 at Addison Circle Park, come out and try food from dozens of Addison restaurants. Listen to live music from national musical acts, enjoy chef demonstrations and so much more!
Taste Addison started in 1993 to highlight Addison’s restaurants all in one place. This year, Taste Addison will showcase classic Addison food favorites through restaurant booths, culinary demonstrations and much more.
Get ready to get a taste of everything that Addison has to offer. Some of the restaurants participating this year include:
Blue Goose Cantina, Blue Mesa Grill, Cantina Laredo, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, The Hub/Ron’s Place, Fogo de Chão, iFratelli Pizza, Ida Claire, Little Greek Addison, Los Lupes, Marble Slab Creamery, May Dragon, Nate’s Seafood & Steakhouse, Sanabels Mediterranean Grill, Table 13, Taste of Cuba, Thai Orchid, The Spice of Life Catering featured by the Addison Conference & Theatre Centre and Remington’s Seafood Grill.
The Daily Bite
This is a new addition to Taste Addison. According to their press release, “The Daily Bite is Taste Addison’s newest foodie experience providing festival-goers the opportunity to keep their taste buds intrigued with a different restaurant serving a variety of Taste Bites each day.”
Look for TGI Fridays Saturday serving Whiskey glaze ribs, Whiskey glaze sliders and Mozzarella sticks with Marinara sauce.
On Sunday, Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House and Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill will be serving Chamberlain’s famous marinated grilled pork, Bánh Mì Style-this one won the “Taste The Competition” event a couple of weeks ago. They will also be serving Steakhouse Texas Wagyu Beef Potstickers with sesame Ponzu, toasted garlic and crushed peanuts. The Fish Market will serve Fish Market Ahi Tuna Poke Taco, Citrus Truffle Marinade, Napa Cabbage Slaw and Siracha Crema.
The Chef Demonstrations will take place on the Elite Appliance Culinary Stage inside the Addison Conference Center. Check out the line-up:
Friday, May 31
Fogo de Chão
Picanha, Pork, Sausage, Fogo Bacon
Snooze an AM Eatery
Pineapple Upside Down Pancake
Saturday, June 1
Flavor Infused Truffles
Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House
Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill
Texas Wagyu Beef Potstickers
The Wine Group
Sunday, June 2
Bitter Sisters Brewery
Samples with the Brewmaster
Mother Earth Bowl
East Coast Oysters
Crab Corn Quesadillas
Enjoy live music by some of the nation’s most popular national touring acts on the Budweiser Main Stage. On Friday enjoy music by Kody West, Walker Hayes, Josh Abbott Band. Saturday the party gets started early with Steady Legend taking the stage at noon. Deep Blue Something will follow them at 1:30, Spin Doctors at 3:15, Plain White T’s at 5 p.m., Smash Mouth at 6:45 and The All-American Rejects will close out the night at 8:30.
On Sunday, The Windbreakers will get the day started followed by Straight Tequila Night, Gypsy-A Tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac and closing out the weekend, Memphis Soul at 4:30 p.m.
Seating for the concerts is standing room only and on a first-come, first served basis. Bring a blanket and sit back and relax as you enjoy the show.
Taste Addison is a family-friendly event. Bring the kiddos and in between tasting all the amazing food, they can check out the kid-friendly activities throughout the weekend. Visit the Creation Station Friday. There, families can enjoy a variety of free, hands-on activities focused on the arts. They will have FREE face painting and a balloon artist each day of the event!
On Friday, Pinot’s Palette will have several different opportunities to paint a masterpiece. Poppy Prism at 6:30 p.m., Fanciful Pineapple at 8 p.m. and Safari Glow at 9:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Travel Japan & Origami will be out at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and then again at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Yelibelly Chocolates will have the History of Chocolate at 11:30 a.m. and Molecular Gastronomy at 12:30 p.m. Pinot’s Palette will also be out with more painting times (2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.)
Animal Connection will have a Meet and Greet at 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Polynesian Pal will also host a Meet and Greet at 5:45 p.m.
Finally, on Sunday, Animal Connection will be back out for a meet and greet at 11:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Travel Japan & Origami at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Pinot’s Palette will have sessions at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
There will also be a Family Stage where guests can grab cotton candy, sit in the shade and enjoy live music, dances and specialty show for all ages.
There will also be carnival rides by Talley Amusements featuring the Century Wheel, Kamikaze, bumper cars, Tornado, Zero Gravity, Metro Maze, Fun Slide and so much more!
One of the other new things for this year’s festival is that all event vendors will now accept cash as well as major credit cards and Tasty Bucks! Guests will also be able to use valid Tasty Bucks from other years.
Tickets to Taste Addison can be purchased on the Taste Addison website. You can also find information about parking, hotel packages and much more. www.tasteaddisontexas.com
Taste Addison 2019 promises to be the best one yet and I for one cannot wait! Lots of amazing food, live music and so much more. What else can I ask for?