After the COVID-19 health crisis in Spring 2020 limited the Taste the World in Fenton Village, the 11th annual celebration of the diverse restaurants in Downtown Silver Spring (south of Wayne Avenue) returns in a big way from May 16-22. Those who support the approximately 50 participating restaurants that were severely impacted by the health crisis will have an opportunity to win prizes up to $500.
Fenton Village is known for its varied dining cuisines located primarily between Wayne Avenue and Sligo Avenue, south of Downtown Silver Spring. Locally and independently owned restaurants participating in Taste the World offer cuisines that include Burmese, Cuban, Ethiopian, Greek, Thai, traditional American and many more. The area also includes an independent brewery and specialty shops.
“Foodies from around the region recognize the incredible diversity of culinary delights that exist in Montgomery County, and Taste the World in Fenton Village allows diners to experience a world of tastes in one place,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. “Our restaurants have been great partners throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of their patrons and help keep our COVID case rate among the lowest in the State. As we turn the page and recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic, we need to support them. Participating—while following COVID safe protocols and guidance—in the Taste the World event is an important step.”
Montgomery County is currently allowing outdoor or patio seating, with indoor dining limited to 50 percent of capacity. Some restaurants offer extended outdoor seating with portions of the street or sidewalk blocked off.
Taste the World provides diners with the opportunity to win cash prizes while supporting the Fenton Village participating restaurants during the special week. Diners who visit three or more restaurants during the week—whether by dining at the restaurants, getting takeout or via delivery—will become eligible for a raffle drawing of cash prizes of $500, $250 or $100. Diners can enter the drawing by submitting their receipts.
For more information on Taste the World, including details on how to enter the raffle and the list of restaurants participating in the special week, go to https://www.silverspringdowntown.com/fenton-village/taste-the-world-in-fenton-village.
The Taste the World is sponsored by Montgomery County, the Silver Spring Urban District and Arts and Entertainment District and Bud Miller.
Riders should check the time of operation for a pit stop at which they plan to stop. Pit stops will be operating at various hours.
MCDOT also has announced a “Bicycle Swag Bag Contest” to promote Bike to Work Day by featuring a different bike path/trail in the County each week through Sunday, May 30. Bike riders are asked to submit a favorite picture of themselves enjoying their ride along the featured trail and to tag @mococommuter and #MoCobikes on Twitter and Instagram or by e-mail to email@example.com to be entered into a weekly drawing.
This week’s featured location is the Bethesda Trolley Trail. Winners have previously been selected for submitting photos from the Capital Crescent, Sligo Creek, Carl Henn Millennium and Matthew Henson trails. For more information on the contest and future locations can be found at montgomerycountymd.gov/commute.
Riders are asked to practice safe social distancing and to wear a face covering and helmet while riding.