The annual food festival Taste Addison, hosted at Addison Circle in the North Dallas town of Addison offered a tasty weekend blend of food, fashion, arts and craft, music, and family fun. It was held over a 3-day period May 18th - May 20th. This festival features over 60 Addison and environs restaurants serving up Texas-sized samplings of their menus at reduced prices. Live-band musical entertainment, flair bartending exhibitions, celebrity chef demonstrations, wine tasting seminars, and amusement park rides and games were some of the other attractions.
There is also a cooking competition held, where the participating restaurants prepare special menu items for the people to taste and judge by voting! Last year's Grand Prize Winner was Chamberlain's Steak & Chop House, and the 2011 People's Choice Winner went to The Italian Club of Dallas. This competition goes on for the month of May. Winners are announced thereafter.
The aroma of different sauces and seasonings filled the air as food was being prepared on the spot.
On the first day, the festivities began at 6pm and continued until 12midnight. On Saturday from 12noon - 12midnight, and Sunday from 12noon - 5pm. Admission ranged from $5 - $15 depending on the day and time that you decide to attend.
It wasn't just only about food though. Other businesses participated which included Flight Museum(War Aircraft) Tours/Rides, Salons/Beauty Schools, Natural Cosmetics , Jewelry, Clothing and Arts and Crafts vendors; Energy Corporations, and The Dallas Mavs tour bus filled with fan gear and apparel. It was like an outside mall where you could shop for everything including applying for your passport!
As a Makeup Artist and a person who loves art, fashion and beauty, I will find them everywhere, and at this festival, there was no shortage! I was very impressed with this fabulous body art piece done by Brianna Meshack Wilks of the Salon Boutique Academy.
My look for the day.
I had a great time! If you missed it this time around, mark your calendar for 2013!
Visit http://www.addisontexas.net/ for next year's dates, and a list of other events showcased annually.