By: Ryan Holtz
On Sunday June 3, the fourth annual Taste of Del Ray was held behind the Virginia Commerce Bank on Mt. Vernon ave. This year’s celebrity chef was Rock Harper winner of season 3 of Hell’s Kitchen.
More than a dozen neighborhood restaurants competed for the People’s Choice and the Celebrity Chef Award’s. The People’s Choice Award went to Del Ray Pizzeria and the runners up were, second place Cheesetique and third place The Happy Tart. The Celebrity Chef Award went to Evening Star Café and and the runners up were, second place The Happy Tart and Tied for third were Cheesetique and Del Ray Pizzeria. Other participating restaurants included Artfully Chocolate, Caboose Café, Del Ray Café, FireFlies, LaStrada, Monroe’s, Pork Barrel BBQ, St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, Taqueria Pablano and A Thyme & Place.
Musical guests including Elroy Jenkins also performed in the parking lot of the Del Ray Farmer’s Market during the event.