The Honey Pig Korean BBQ Restaurant, on Columbia Pike in Annandale, hosted about 40 journalists, sponsors, and local leaders May 28 for a briefing on the Taste of Annandale, a community festival on June 13.
Rev. Clarence Brown, chair of the Taste of Annandale Steering Committee, Mason Supervisor Penny Gross, and Maj. Gun Lee of the Fairfax County Police Department gave a preview about “the Taste,” which will showcase local restaurants and businesses, strengthen community engagement, and support local youths. The event will include a 5K Fun Run, live entertainment, a chili cook-off, and children’s corner. Proceeds will benefit the Annandale Youth Fund.
With the Taste of Annandale just two weeks away, the organizers are in a last-minute rush to get the logistics worked out, sign up additional sponsors and performers, put up yard signs and posters, and reach out to the public.
Since our last article on “the Taste” on May 21, several participants have joined the festival, including the California Sliders and El Fuego food trucks; Oriental Bowl; Annandale Shell; Amerikor Investment Group, the owner of the Annandale Kmart property; the Annandale Youth Fund; Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services; Fairfax County Park Authority; and Mason Supervisor Penny Gross.
See the Taste of Annandale page for a complete list of restaurants, non-food vendors, sponsors, and donors.