Taste Addison is This Weekend!

Taste Addison is This Weekend!Taste Addison is back again this weekend for a delicious and amazing weekend. This is it, folks! This is the event you will want to be at this summer! Get ready for two whole days full of food, live music, entertainment, food, and shopping! Yes, I said ‘food’ twice because after all, this is a world-renowned food festival! Folks come from all over the country to experience Taste Addison and year after year it keeps getting better and better.

The weekend starts on Friday, Jun. 3, at 6 p.m. and will end at 12 a.m. On Saturday the festivities begin at 2 p.m. and end at 12 a.m.

“A North Texas legend since 1993, Taste Addison is the region’s original food & music festival. Delivering top-notch Addison eateries, national music artists, food & wine sampling experiences, and activities for the whole family, Taste Addison was voted people’s choice for the Best Food & Drink Festival in DFW in 2021.  This award-winning event continues to rock out with delicious food, high-energy concerts, and memorable experiences.”

Taste Addison is This Weekend!Eat, Drink, and Be Legendary.

Taste Addison features local restaurants and vendors which bring out their best dishes for us to eat and enjoy. You can order full-size dishes from the different vendors and smaller portions called Taste Bites for just $3! Check out this list of food vendors and their featured dishes.

  • Yelibelly Chocolates
    • Taste Bite: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, Unicorn Ice Cream
  • Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
    • Taste Bite: Chicken Fingers
  • Winkle Concessions
    • Taste Bite: Hot Dog, Jumbo Corn Dog, Funnel Cake, Chicken Basket
  • Tiff’s Treats
    • Taste Bite: Cookies, Tiffwich, Tiffblitz
  • The Hub/Ron’s Place
    • Taste Bite: Tacos (Chicken/Brisket), Sliders (Chicken/Brisket), Chicken Alfredo
  • Table 13
    • Taste Bite: Meatballs, Steak Diane, Bacon-Wrapped Dates
  • Nate’s Seafood
    • Taste Bite: Fried Pickles, Louisiana Boiled Crawfish, Popcorn Shrimp, Street Tacos (Catfish/Shrimp/Pork)
  • The Melting Pot
    • Taste Bite: Caprese Skewers, Charcuterie Skewers, Cheese Fondue, Chocolate Fondue
  • I Fratelli Pizza
    • Taste Bite: Tiny Pizza Slice, Giant Pizza Slice (Cheese/Pepperoni/Margherita)
  • May Dragon Chinese Restaurant
    • Taste Bite: Chicken Dumpling, Sesame Chicken, General Tso’s Chicken, Spring Roll
  • Taste of Cuba
    • Taste Bite: Cuban Roll, Beef Empanada, Funnel Cake Fries, Chicken Tender Basket
  • Cantina Laredo
    • Taste Bite: Mexican Corn, Street Tacos (Chicken/Beef), Nachos (Cheese/Chicken/Beef)
  • Thai Orchid
    • Taste Bite: Mango and Sticky Rice, Dumpling or Potstickers, Basil Fried Rice, Panang Curry Chicken
  • Genghis Grill
    • Taste Bite: Chicken Potstickers, Chicken Teriyaki Bowl, Korean BBQ Beef Bowl, Brownie
  • Sanabels Mediterranean
    • Taste Bite: Hummus Dip, Baba Ghanouj Dip, Chicken Kabob Plate, Lamb Kabob Plate
  • Herrera’s Tex-Mex
    • Taste Bite: Fajita Taco, Flautas, Quesadillas
  • Hawaiian Bros Island Grill
    • Taste Bite: Spam Musubi, Small Plate Lunch (Hawaiian-Flavored Chicken/Pork), Classic Plate Lunch (Hawaiian-Flavored Chicken/Pork), Dole Whip
  • Palmas Brasil
    • Taste Bite: Picanha, Palmas Plate
  • Magnolia Smokehouse
    • Taste Bite: Sausage Bite, Sausage on a Stick, Smoke Jalapeño Cheese Brat, Pulled Pork Sliders, Cheese Fries (Original/Pulled Pork)

If you are looking for some refreshing drinks, Taste Addison will also feature Beer Tents where you can stop by and get an ice-cold drink from Four Corners Brewing Co., Cupcake Vineyards, Community Beer, Frankly Organic Vodka, Lockwood Distilling Co., and others.

Entertainment

Taste Addison is also known for the incredible lineup of artists that come out to perform each year. “National recording artists are supported by high energy party and tribute bands. Blankets are encouraged for open lawn seating; limited table seating will also be available near the stage viewing area. Taste VIP ticket holders can enjoy great views from the limited capacity Main Stage Viewing Deck.”

This year’s lineup for the CBS 11 Main Stage will look like this.

Friday

6:45 p.m.: Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces

8:45 p.m.: Emerald City All Stars

10:45 p.m.: Sean Paul

Saturday

2:30 p.m.: Havana NRG

4:30 p.m.: All Funk Radio Show

6:30 p.m.: Living Colour

8:30 p.m.: Candlebox

10:30 p.m.: Stone Temple Pilots

The Legends Stage will feature:

Friday

6pm: RockyTop

7:30 p.m.: Desperado

9:30 p.m.: Def Leggend

Saturday

2 p.m.: Riley Nownes

3 p.m.: Barefoot Nation

5 p.m.: Pearl Gem

7 p.m.: Alaniz

9 p.m.: Infinite Journey

There are also different VIP Lounges available for purchase like the Orangetheory Fitness VIP Lounge:

“Taste VIP ticketholders can step into the Addison Conference Centre for an experience designed for flavor connoisseurs. In addition to air-conditioned seating, private restrooms, and a video feed of Main Stage performances, VIP guests can enjoy unlimited packaged snacks and ice-cold water. Various Addison establishments will offer sampling at select times throughout the weekend.”

The Grove

“Guests ages 21 and up can purchase mixed drinks at the specialty bar in The Grove while enjoying memorable tribute bands on the Legends Stage. Don’t miss out on complimentary spirits tastings from Frankly Organic Vodka and Lockwood Distilling during sampling hours Friday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m and Saturday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. while supplies last.”

The Garden

“Guests ages 21+ can enjoy complimentary tastings of beer and wine Friday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. while supplies last.”

Family Fun Lawn

This is a fun area for the younger visitors where they will be able to participate in a variety of free activities and attractions including Arts and crafts, carnival games, a rock-climbing wall, glitter tattoos, and more, and a free petting zoo! The Family Fun Lawn will be open until 10 p.m. each day.

Shopping

Of course, what would a festival be without a chance to grab some merch or shop around for something to take back home? Taste Addison will have vendors on-site that you can check out and shop till you drop!

Here are just a few of the vendors that will be at Taste Addison:

Rickey’s Jerky
Pastamore
Lavender Princess Collection
Usborne Books & More
M-Kenya Designs
Esculent Soap
Olivers Souvenir Shop
Cool Cuttings Design

Nikkis Popcorn Company
El Arte del Mole
CutiCouture Hair Accessories
Red River Traders
Allo Oui Boutique
Lone Star Roots Apparel
Henry’s Daughter Home Decor
Inca Wasi Arts and Crafts

Victoria Chefina
Tiendita de Frida
Lula Pup Shop
SM Fashions
Texas Life Outfitter
MF Fine Art
Ranch Hand Originals
Ruffcut Woods

So much to do and see and of course eat! As a foodie, this is my Super Bowl! I cannot wait to try out all the food and enjoy all the entertainment. Tickets are on sale now so make sure to head to the Taste Addison website to get yours today! Tickets range from ‘Single Day General Admission’ to VIP+ which gets you reserve VIP parking, and beverage tokens, as well as it will get you into the Main Stage Viewing Deck and Orangetheory Fitness VIP Lounge, and more! www.tasteaddisontexas.com

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