Ethnic Dining and Food Festivals in DC, MD & VA

This is one of the handouts I compiled for the Ethnic foods month long course which I taught at OASIS
Montgomery County, Maryland, thus the Chesapeake Bay activities.

Ethnic Dining Guide for DC area - by Tyler Cowen
Ethnic Dining Guide for DC area - by Tyler Cowen - searchable
The WETA Guide to Neighborhood Eats. DC
The WETA Guide to Fine Dining. DC
DC Area ethnic restaurants
HowChow Howard County Restaurants MD
Adventures in Baltimore MD Restaurants - blog
Where the Locals Eat. Food Blogs from the 50 largest cities

Feb - Chocolate Lovers Festival. Fairfax VA
Feb - Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Dept. Stuffed ham, Oysters fried & raw. MD usually last Sat.
Mar - Stuffed ham and oyster dinner. Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall MD
Apr - Songkran Festival (Thai New Year) . Wat Thai. Silver Spring MD
May - Greek Festival . St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral. DC
June - Alexandria Armenian Festival City Hall-Market Square, Alexandria VA
June - Greek Festival . St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Bethesda. MD
June - Italian Festival . St Anthony Festival. Little Italy. Baltimore MD
June - Greek Folk Festival . St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Baltimore MD
June - Polish Festival . Patterson Park. Baltimore MD
June - Smithsonian Folklife Festival . DC
July - African American Heritage Festival . Baltimore MD
July - Maryland German Festival . Maryland State Fairgrounds. Timonium. MD
Se - Annual Maryland Wine Festival . Carroll County Farm Museum. Westminster MD
Se - Maryland Seafood Festival . Annapolis MD
Se - Slavic American Festival . Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, Annandale. VA
Se - Ukrainian Festival . St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of Washington DC
Oct - Lexington Market Annual Chocolate Festival . Baltimore MD
Oct - Germantown Oktoberfest . Germantown MD
Oct - Russian Bazaar . St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral. Washington DC
Oct - Annual Czech and Slovak Festival. Baltimore MD
Oct - Baltimore Russian Festival. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church. Baltimore MD
Oct - Maryland stuffed ham & oyster dinner. St. George Catholic Church. Valley Lee. MD
Oct - Sour Beef Event . Zion Church of Baltimore. MD
Oct - Maryland stuffed ham & oyster dinner. Sacred Heart Church. Bushwood MD
Nov - Maryland Irish Festival. Md State Fairgrounds. Timonium MD
Nov - Maryland stuffed ham & oyster dinner. Trinity Episcopal Church. St. Mary's City MD
Nov - Danish Bazaar . [Danish open sandwiches] St. Elizabeth's Church. Rockville MD
Dec - Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend. Alexandria VA

Showcase of Nations Ethnic Festivals Baltimore
Maryland Stuffed Ham and Oyster dinners
Maryland Seafood festivals
Virginia Seafood festivals
Ramp festivals in spring

Restaurant Weeks
Baltimore July & winter
Bethesda/Chevy Chase July-Aug
Washington DC Aug
Kids' Restaurant Week. DC June
Howard County, MD

Taste of...
Arlington VA - May
Baltimore MD - Sept
Bethesda MD - Oct
Georgetown DC - Oct

National Harbor Food and Wine Festival June
Washington, DC International Food & Wine Festival Feb
Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show DC

Historic restaurants in Washington DC

Gadsby's Tavern. Alexandria 1770
Willard Intercontinental [1850] 1901
Eastern Market 1873
Union Station 1908 B. Smith's in Presidential Suite, Food Court
Martin's Tavern, Georgetown 1933
Ben's Chili Bowl 1958
Old Ebbitt Grill 1984 [1856 Rhodes Tavern building torn down in 1984, new building include the old wooden bar and renamed]

©2009 Patricia Bixler Reber