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Last year's taste took place on Saturday, April 27th 2019 from 1PM - 4PM. Over 25 of our Barracks Row restaurants served appetizer sized samples of their best-known or newest dishes. Participants last year included:

Ambar · Belga Café · Betsy · Brick Lane · The Brig · Cava Mezze · Chat’s Liquors · DCanter · District Doughnut · Finn McCool’s · Las Placitas · Lavagna · matchbox · Medium Rare · Nooshi Sushi · Ophelia’s · Orchid · Rose's Luxury · Spring Mill Bread · Souk · Sushi Hachi · Sushi Torai · Sweet Lobby · Ted’s Bulletin · Tortuga Caribbean Bar & Grille · Trattoria Alberto · Valor · and more!

Each Taste is a small sample size, similar to a tapas portion. Most people purchase a pack of 5 tasting tickets so they can sample their favorite 8th Street restaurants.

Watch this page for an announcement this fall of the date for the Taste of 8th 2020! Ticket sales will go live with special "neighborhood pre-sale" pricing in mid-March, 2020! The tentative date for the 2020 Taste of 8th is April 25th!

Hope to see you there!


Ticket sales benefit Barracks Row Main Street's year-round work to maintain a clean, safe and beautiful community for residents and businesses.

Tickets will not be mailed to you.

All advance-purchase tickets will be available for pickup at the Will Call desk on the southwest corner of 8th and G Streets, SE in front of Spring Mill Bread on Saturday, beginning at 1:00pm.

Tickets that are not picked up by 3:00pm will be released for re-sale.

Ticket purchases are non-refundable; the event will take place rain or shine.

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