Taste Addison is back! I cannot express with words how happy and excited I am about this! For someone who loves food, loves to eat, loves to try out new cuisines Taste Addison is nothing short of a dream. This summer for two whole days, I will be living out that dream again. On June 4th and 5th all eyes and empty stomachs will be heading to Addison Circle for a weekend of food, live music, games, shopping, and overall happiness.
Let me tell you everything you need to know about this amazing weekend.
“Far from ordinary and close to everything, Addison is at the center of it all for dining, events, and theater in North Texas.” Addison has over 180 restaurants within its 4-square mile limits. Taste Addison is the annual opportunity for restaurants to show off their best dishes. It’s our opportunity as lovers of food to try said dishes.
Restaurants will serve up full-size dishes as well as offer a “Taste Bite” which costs $3 or less. That means you can sample even more restaurants without breaking the bank or getting filled up after a couple of stops. I know you are anxious to find out which restaurants will be at Taste of Addison this year, so here I took on the arduous task of finding out who will be there and what they will be serving. (Thank you Taste Addison website)
Addison Ice House – Brisket Tacos, Pulled Pork Tacos, Mac n Cheese, BBQ Beans. Taste Bite: Brisket Burnt Ends
Cantina Laredo – Chicken or Beef Nachos, Chicken or Beef Tacos. Taste Bites: Cheese Nachos, Mexican Street Corn on the Cob
Fogo de Chao – Fogo Sampler, Candied Bacon & Corn Salad. Taste Bites: Pork Sausage and Brazilian Corn Salad
Herrera’s Tex-Mex – Chicken Flautitas, Veggie Quesadilla, Chips, Queso and Salsa. Taste Bite: Mini Tacos (Beef or Chicken)
The Hub/Ron’s Place – Smoked Brisket or Chicken Street Tacos, Smoked Brisket or Chicken Sliders, Smoked Turkey Leg, Alligator Hush Puppies. Taste Bites: Street Taco, Slider
i Fratelli Pizza – Giant Slice Margherita, Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza. Taste Bite: Tiny Pizza Slice
The Lion & Crown Pub – Hot Wings, Cottage Pie, Sausage on a Stick, Burger or Cheeseburger. Taste Bite: Taco (Chicken, Beef, or Al Pastor)
Los Lupes – Fried Avocado, Street Tacos, Fajita Nachos. Taste Bites: Fried Avocado, Fajita Nacho
May Dragon Chinese Restaurant – May Dragon Sesame Chicken, General Tsao Chicken, Veggie Fried Rice. Taste Bites: Spring Roll, Chicken Dumpling
The Melting Pot – Mac & 5 Cheese Fondue, Chocolate Fondue. Taste Bites: Caprice or Charcuterie Skewers
Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse – Louisiana Boiled Crawfish with Corn & Potatoes, Street Tacos (Shrimp, Catfish or Pork), Turkey Leg. Taste Bite: Fried Pickles
Queen of Sheba Restaurant – Yebeg Alitcha (Lamb), Zigni Wott (Beef), Missir Wott and Yataklet Alitcha, Ethiopian Espresso Bread Pudding. Taste Bite: Sambusa (Beef or Vegetarian)
Sanabels Mediterranean Grill – Gyro Plate with Tzatziki and Pita Bread, Chicken Kabob Plate with Hummus and Pita Bread, Lamb Kabob Plate with Hummus and Pita Bread. Taste Bites: Hummus, Baba Ghanouj
Savorista Kitchen and Catering – Tacos (Chicken Fajita or Pork Carnitas), Nachos (Beef or Grilled Chicken), Fruit or Veggie Cups with Chile & Lime. Taste Bite: Texas Beef Cake
Sigree Indian Restaurant – Kabab, Vegetable Appetizer, Vegetable/Chicken Biryani
Curry Meal (Lamb, Goat, or Chicken.) Taste Bite: Samosa
Taste of Chicago – Italian Beef Sandwich with Chips, Meatball Sandwich with Chips, Deep Dish Pizza Slice, Thin Crust Pizza Slice. Taste Bite: Meatball
The Taste of Cuba – Cuban Rolls, Beef Empanada, Funnel Cake Fries, Sausage On A Stick. Taste Bite: Cuban Roll
If you are looking to sample some local breweries and other tasty drinks, Taste Addison will feature booths by Bitter Sisters, Bishop Cider Co., TUPPS Brewery, San Juan Seltzer, Cupcake and Cupcake Light Hearted
Taste Addison is not just about food. Oh no. It’s a complete experience with live music by world-renowned artists. This year Taste Addison will kick off with a major party on the main stage. According to their website, “On Friday night, Taste Addison celebrates its opening night with a party on the Main Stage. The high-energy David Whiteman Band kicks off the festival covering a wide range of genres. Then, Emerald City Band revels in danceable Top 40 covers from the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, and today. Finally, rapper-singer Flo Rida closes out the evening with fun party hits like “Low,” “Right Round” and “Good Feeling.”
Saturday’s lineup starts out with Satisfaction, Lit, Hoobastank, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and features Third Eye Blind as the main act.
Fun For Everyone
Visit the Cupcake Wine Garden featuring complimentary tastings of Cupcake and Cupcake Light-Hearted wines. The Tasting Room is an air-conditioned experience for food connoisseurs. Walk around the Marketplace and do a little bit of shopping in between tastings.
Of course, there are lots of activities for the kiddos to enjoy. Visit the Discovery Depot where the little ones can check out the aquatic touch tank by Fish Gallery and a military vehicle by Cavanaugh Flight Museum. At Adventure Grove, purchase a wristband that gives kids an all-day pass to games, petting zoo, airbrush tattoos, and more.
Tickets and More
You can purchase your tickets now online for guaranteed admission. Visit the Taste Addison website for more information such as parking, hotel packages, and more. www.tasteaddisontexas.com