Last week I spent my Thursday listening to live music and eating everything in view. I was out on the town by myself, by town I mean North Capitol Main Street in Washington, DC. I was in heaven I mean, I was at the Taste of North Capitol. I wasn’t sure what it would look like, but man it was cool. The weather was perfect, it had the perfect breeze in the air.
I received a complimentary ticket to this event, however, I was not required to write this recap.
Taste of North Capitol was a chance for the locals of the North Capitol corridor could experience the great things within the community. So many times we take our own backyard for granted, this was exposing you to your own backyard. It was such a smart idea, what if a ton of business owners in your area got together in one space and shared their product with you while live music plays in the background? Dope right, that is exactly what this was coupled with raffle prizes, lots of laughter and full guts.
Signature Salad Mix includes a bed of seasons greens and lettuces topped with Farmer’s choice mixed micro-greens and edible flowers. All grown in Bloomingdale and Edgewood, DC.
Lavender Honey: I don’t know what was in this cake, but it melted in my mouth. Shot in the Dark: Chocolate butters with extra shot of chocolate vodka
You could grab fresh herbs for your food and drink garnishes or take back for your favorite mixologist to infuse.
They make cocktail products that are engineered to pair with your specialty liquors and to make your cocktails authentic and delicious.
Ingredients: 1 oz TRUE Kola syrup : 1.5 oz rum : .5 oz lime juice : 3 oz club soda
Directions: fill glass with ice : combine ingredients in glass : stir lightly to blend
You can’t say no to a cannoli. They were making them on site.
So, they are also expanding to include a deli. Heaven, right here on earth I tell you.
Chilled Red Pepper Soup: Orange Lime & Harissa + Little Wild Things Micro Cilantro
West African Mule: Tambour Sodabi, Pineapple Juice, and Gosling’s Ginger Beer
Jerk Spiced Porcelet
This taco was incredible, they had a legit pig on the barbie and they carved the meat for me and I assembled the taco.
Artist Janai was there sketching up folks. She also teaches classes, loved her energy.
The committee members of North Capitol were front and center along with Washington, DC Ward 5 Councilmen Kenyan McDuffie. They gave local heroes the key to the corridor. It was so cute and sweet to see this community come together and have a great time. Tight knit communities exist among the Capitol of the United States.