Taste Addison: 20 Years of “Let’s Eat Until It’s Time to Eat”

Posted by    |    May 4th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Taste Addison is one of those events that you have to go to if you consider yourself a Dallasite.  It’s hot, it’s fun, it’s good old fashioned face-stuffing at it’s finest.  Where else can you explore the city’s best restaurants all in one place all weekend long?  In case you’re worried about parking or crowds, don’t be.  The second you taste the food, you’ll forget about anything else.  Don’t believe me? Check out this.

I mean, really.  A food festival offers up this kind of cuisine?  You bet your pajama jeans it does.

In fact, I am here to give personal testimony that this food is the bees knees, because I was invited to a media sneak peek of 20 participating restaurants and tasted their wares one fabulous afternoon.  Not only did I sample delish dishes from places like Chamberlain’s, Sherlock’s, Genghis Grill, Manny’s Uptown, Flippin’ Out Crepes and Coffee, and May Dragon, but I got to choose my favs in a friendly little competition.

Let me just say, ALL the vendors were outstanding.  They earned extra points if they included Taste sponsors Dos Equis and Coke in their recipes, which many did.  (Soda breaded corn dogs were courtesy of McFadden’s and they were like taking a bite outta Big Tex. Mmmm.) The illustrious winner was Thai Star’s Khao Soi.  I also tried Johnny’s Pizza House for the first time, which I didn’t know is considered the king of pizza joints in neighboring Louisiana.  Talk about good stuff! No wonder you can always find ‘Nawlins folks hanging out at Beltine and Midway-Johnny’s is the yummy new game in town.

Did I mention this is the 20th Anniversary of Taste Addison? Addison Circle Park will feature food from more than 60 Addison restaurants offering generous samplings of their menus at special prices. A “taste” of Taste Addison 2012 includes national entertainment featuring Casey Donahew Band, Mat Kearney, Wade Bowen, Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers, and The Dirty Guv’nahs. Special features this year include the Taste of Troubadour, TX stage and children’s entertainment “Go, Dog. Go!” celebrity chef demonstrations, carnival rides, midway games, and more.

Need more incentive?

Don’t sit around that weekend and listen to your tummy growl.  Get out to Addison to taste a menu that will rival any festival out there.


May 18‐20, 2012

Addison Circle Park
4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, Texas 75001

$10 “Anytime” tickets are available at any DFW Albertsons stores. Tickets may be purchased at the gate. Children 3 and under free.

6 p.m. – Midnight Noon – Midnight Noon – 5 p.m. $15*

$5 before 5pm; $15 after 5pm* $5* *Ages 4 and older.

Call 1‐800‐ADDISON or visit www.addisontexas.net

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