Don't pass up the chance to sample food from around the world at the 18th annual Taste Addison this weekend! Taste Addison is the perfect blend of fantastic food, fabulous music and family fun. The three day festival gives Dallas residents the chance to graze their way through the menu offerings of Addison's deliciously diverse restaurants; over 55 Addison restaurants will be serving generous samplings of their menus at reduced prices. Over 60,000 people are expected to attend Taste Addison this year: make sure you are one of them!
Taste Addison is a great chance to try some of the finest ethnic foods in the Dallas Metroplex. Sample Ethiopian cuisine from Queen of Sheba and Turkish specialties from Selim's Doner Kebap House; check out the Scarlet Ibis and the Italian Club of Dallas. Now is your chance to try Thai, Mongolian, Japanese, Chinese, Salvadoran, Indian, Brazilian, British, Greek or any of the tasty cuisine featured at the dozens of fine restaurants who will be at Taste Addison this weekend.
Aside from the great food on offer outside, food lovers should not forget to venture indoors for the Taste Showcase. Held inside the Addison Conference Centre right in the middle of the Taste Addison festival grounds, the Taste Showcase features cooking demos, specialty food vendor displays, wine seminars and more. Check out the Robert Mondavi Discover Wine tour to learn more about wine and cooking, and for a chance to meet Ted Allen, host of the Food Network's "Food Detectives" and the PBS series "Uncorked: Wine Made Simple," and judge on Bravo's "Top Chef" and Food Network's "Iron Chef America."
Taste Addison is more than a foodie showcase. In addition to celebrity chef demonstrations and wine tasting seminars, the annual celebration of Addison's famed restaurant culture will also feature 3 music stages and national musical entertainment-- including Chris Cagle, Luke Bryan and Train-- carnival rides, midway games, award-winning children's entertainment, and more.
The 2010 edition of Taste Addison will be held Friday, May 21, from 6 pm to midnight; Saturday, May 22 from noon to midnight; and Sunday, May 23 from noon to 5 pm. Taste Addison will take place at Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, Texas 75001.
Admission to Taste Addison is $5 before 5 pm, $15 after 5 pm; children 3 and under get in free. Or buy $10 anytime tickets from Dallas area Albertson's. FREE PARKING can be found at the corner of Dallas Parkway and Arapaho Road. HANDICAP PARKING is available at the DART Transit Center, 4925 Arapaho Road.
Mark your calendars! Next year, Taste Addison will be held May 20 – May 22, 2011. Taste Addison 2012 will be held May 18 – May 20.
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