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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Sunday: Taste of the Pike

UPDATE: For more on how the event will affect traffic, visit

Sunday the Columbia Pike Revitalization Office is hosting its first Taste of the Pike:

Middle Eastern delights from Atilla’s Restaurant, Italian dishes from Pines of Naples and Salvo’s Pizza Pantry, Ethiopian cuisine from Dama's, Southern American fare from Big Daddy’s BBQ, and Colombian & Bolivian specialties will be offered by vendors already booked. CPRO is in the process of confirming others that would provide Thai and Salvadoran/Mexican foods. A good selection of beers, wines, and other beverages will also be available for sale.

In addition to the wonderful aromas of the food, the festival site will be further enlivened by the sights and sounds of more than a dozen traditional and contemporary music and dancing groups. These include the Mariachi band Asi es mi tierra, the Asian dance group Sutera Malaysia, the Arlington Dance Theater, Uruguayan singer Eva Rey, Hawaiian dancers from Halou-o-aulani, the Guatemalan Folkloric group WUQXINCAN, and the Columbia Pike Community Chorus, and more.

The Taste of the Pike will take place on Sunday, October 21 from noon until 7:00 pm in front of the Arlington Mill Community Center, on Columbia Pike at S. Dinwiddee St. Service on PikeRide’s Metrobus 16 route will be free from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm courtesy of Arlington County Commuter Services.
If you're interested in helping out, some volunteers from Community Role Models will be helping run the event. You can learn more and sign up on the CRM website!

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Anonymous Catherine said...

Are there going to be any arts and crafts tables?

4:47 PM


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