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    The 20th annual Taste of Georgetown -- coming up Saturday, June, 1 -- will dish up creative cuisine, drinks, live music and the first-ever Georgetown Chef Showdown.

    It's all happening on Wisconsin Avenue NW between M and K streets, from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m.


    Sample eats from more than 25 of the neighborhood's best restaurants, including 1789, Baked & Wired, Bandolero, El Centro, Filomena Ristorante, Luke's Lobster, Morton's and Tackle Box. All in all, they'll serve up more than 50 signature tastes. (See the full list of participants here.)

    Admission is free; tasting tickets are $5 each, or $20 for five tastings. You can get them in advance online through May 31.

    Proceeds benefit the Georgetown Ministry Center's services supporting the homeless. Taste of Georgetown has raised more than $120,000 for the group over the years.


    To beat the summer heat, Taste of Georgetown will offer a new focus on craft beers at this year's Craft Beer & Wine Pavilion.

    The pavilion will offer several standout brews such as Brooklyn Brewery's Summer Ale, Leinenkugel's Summer, New Belgium Brewing's Fat Tire and Rolle Bolle and Starr Hill's the Love.

    Not one to ignore wine enthusiasts, the pavilion will offer several wines for guests to enjoy while kicking back at the pavilion's café tables.

    Craft Beer and Wine Pavilion tickets are $4 each, or three for $10.


    Several of Georgetown's top chefs will come together to host the Georgetown Chef Showdown, new this year.

    Between noon and 1 p.m., chefs -- such as Anthony Lombardo of 1789, Jakob Esko of The Grill Room and Bryan Yealy of Capital Restaurant Concepts -- will lead teams of talented home cooks in an Iron Chef-style competition, each creating a unique dish using a "secret ingredient" that will be announced at the beginning of the contest.

    Even kitchen novices can sign up to compete with a chef. Teams can secure their space online here for $50 per team (the proceeds will go to charity). Space is limited to five teams, so competitors are encouraged to sign up quickly. The winning team will be the recipient of a prize package featuring gifts and goodies from Georgetown merchants and restaurants.


    Enjoy live music from talented local musicians including Laissez Foure, a swingin' jazz quartet; reggae band Mystic Warriors and the Sandra Y. Johnson Sextet.

    Kids can enjoy the face painting and balloon sculpting.