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ToA 2015

The first-ever Taste of Annandale, on June 13, was a huge success!

Thank you to everybody who came and to the sponsors, restaurants, other vendors, and entertainers - and a special thank you to title sponsor Lambros Magiafas of Lambros Goldsmiths, who donated two half-carat diamonds, worth $7,000 each, to participants in the Diamond Dash 5K Fun Run. The winners, selected randomly, were Silvia Orellana, 34, of Annandale, and Fernando Sattori, 32, of Springfield.

At the Taste of Annandale opening ceremony, from the left: Rev. Clarence Brown of Annandale United Methodist Church and chair of the Taste of Annandale Steering Committee, Mason Supervisor Penny Gross, state Sen. Dave Marsden, Fernando Sattori, Silvia Orellana, Lambros Magiafas, and Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova.
We've posted more pictures here and on the Annandale Blog Facebook page.



Food vendors

American Legion Post 1976

Blue Sands
California Sliders
Clue Club Café
The Honey Pig grill.
Dickeys Barbecue Pit
Imm Thai Cuisine
Jan Won Ban Jum
James Lee Center Fish Fry
Silverado
Siroo
Taquitos Dona Mary
Tous Les Jours
2.20 Club

The start of the Diamond Dash 5K Fun Run.

Sponsors 

Amerikor Investment Group
Anthem HealthKeepers Plus
Annandale United Methodist Church
Atomy
Burke & Herbert Bank
Annandale High School students.
Hanmi Bank 
Home Fix Custom Remodeling
Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Virginia 
Lambros Goldsmiths (Title Sponsor)
Non-food vendors

Annandale High School
Annandale Youth Fund
Enroll Virginia
Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management
Fairfax County Park Authority

The Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe.

Entertainment


Here’s the complete list of performers at the Taste of Annandale:
Annandale Terrace Jumpers
Samuel Zabalos of the Child Development Center
Annandale High School Orchestra
A temple dance from South India.
Space Junk (band)
B4 His Face Mime Ministry
Natananjali School of Dance
Swell (band)
Garbo y Salero (Peruvian dance)
Bob Kovacs
Eagle Tae Kwon Do
Baila Peru
Hawaiian Stars
Magician
Ta’Ata Roiroi
Team Yon of Hapumdo martial arts
HyeTension (band)
Mambo demo and lesson with Psyon and Tanya
No Part of Nothin’
Tanya Fiske – Kizomba demo and lesson
C4 Performing Arts - West African dance
Salsa Fuego Dance Academy
Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe
Alice Gu-Zheng Ensemble

News reports about  the Taste of Annandale


Caitlin Lee and Vincent Lee of the Honey Pig Korean BBQ restaurant talked about the Taste of Annandale and gave a bulgogi cooking demo.
The First-Ever Taste of Annandale is Happening This Saturday,“Let’s Talk Live,” News Channel 8, June 10, 2015.

Taste of Annandale: A Celebration of Diversity, Annandale Blog, June 16, 2015

Crowds Descend on Annandale for First Taste Festival, Annandale Blog, June 14, 2015

First Taste of Annandale Aims to Build Community, Fairfax Times, June 3, 2015

Taste of Annandale, Annandale High School A-Blast, June 11, 2015

 Photo Montage: First Annual Taste of Annandale, Festival DC, June 14, 2015

Taste of Annandale Just Three Days Away, Annandale Blog, June 10, 2015

Taste of Annandale - FAQs, Annandale Blog, June 12, 2015

Taste of Annandale Features Variety of Entertainment, Annandale Blog, May 22, 2015

More Sponsors, Vendors Join Taste of Annandale, Annandale Blog, May 21, 2015

Taste of Annandale Opens with 5KDiamond Dash, Annandale Blog, May 18, 2015

Inaugural Taste of Annandale Slated for June 13, Falls Church News-Press, April 17, 2015

Taste of Annandale Gains Widespread Community Support, Annandale Blog, April 17, 2015

Local Businesses, Restaurants Sign Up for Taste of Annandale, Annandale Blog, April 7, 2015


Articles about Taste of Annandale restaurants and sponsors:

NVCC Offers Lots of Flexible Options for Working Adults, Annandale Blog, May 31, 2015


Lambros Goldsmiths: Bringing Beauty to Annandale for Nearly 30 Years, Annandale Blog, April 28, 2015

Community Involvement is a Priority for Burke & Herbert Bank, Annandale Blog, June 11, 2015

Annandale Rotary Club is All About Community Service, Annandale Blog, May 22, 2015

Duck Chang's: 40 Years in Annandale, Annandale Blog, April 10, 2015

The Parliaments: More Like a Community Than Just an Apartment Complex, Annandale Blog, May 4, 2015

New Fitness Center Opens in Annandale, Annandale Blog, June 15, 2015

Hamni Bank Opens in Annandale, Annandale Blog, Sept. 11, 2014

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