15 Things To Eat at Taste of Arlington

Here's your chance to try dishes from more than 60 local eateries in one day.

Looking for your new favorite barbecue place or pizzeria? The Taste of Arlington festival returns to Wilson Boulevard in Ballston on May 20 from noon-6 p.m. Save your appetite and sample menu items from a wide and diverse array of restaurants and—new this year—food trucks.  General admission is free, but you’ll need to buy taste tickets ($45 for a book of 10 before May 19; $50 on event day) to sample the fare at the restaurant booths. And you’ll need to purchase drink tickets to partake of the beer and wine options. Here’s a preview of just 15 of the participating eateries and what they’ll be serving.

Photo courtesy of Texas Jack’s Barbecue

1. Texas Jack’s Barbecue

Stop here for brisket sliders served with quick fried onions and two sides—queso and potato slaw.


Photo courtesy of Epic Smokehouse

2. Epic Smokehouse

If you’re craving smoked meat, try Epic’s Applewine smoked ribs with a refreshing blackberry-infused lemonade.


Fire Works website photo

3. Fire Works Pizza

The Courthouse pizzeria and bar feature will be serving up housemade lamb meatballs stuffed with goat cheese, and braised pork barbecue sliders.


Photo courtesy of Palette 22

4. Palette 22

For something on the lighter side, the Shirlington restaurant and art gallery will offer spring vegetable ceviche with aji-amarillo vinaigrette, cilantro and red onions.


Photo courtesy of Bar Louie

5. Bar Louie

You have to be 21+ to try Bar Louie’s Bulleit bourbon sliders (no kidding). The boozy little burgers are served with a side of loaded tots drizzled with hummus and tzatziki.

Categories: Food & Drink