Town of Addison Pivots, Hosts “Virtual” Taste Addison

Town of Addison Cancels Taste Addison 2020
May 6, 2020

16 local restaurants will participate in online festival to be held May 29-31

The Town of Addison, Texas, was really disappointed to have to cancel Taste Addison for 2020 due to the pandemic. In between Zoom meetings, staffers thought about hosting their own tiny Taste Addison tribute. Then they thought, likely other people were missing Taste Addison this year, too. With lots of events going virtual, they considered inviting everyone to join the party virtually. That’s how Virtual Taste Addison was born.

The virtual festival will take place on Visit Addison’s social media (Facebook and Instagram) with videos from 16 of the 30+ planned Taste Addison participating restaurants posted throughout the weekend. Each restaurant will share signature items they recommend for curbside pick-up, delivery or dine-in. Some of the area’s best mixologists will be sharing top cocktail tips.

There’ll also be Spotify playlists for each day celebrating artists like Flo Rida and Third Eye Blind who would have played over the weekend. During Virtual Taste Addison, look for an announcement of the musical lineup for next year’s Taste Addison, which kicks off June 4, 2021, in Addison Circle Park.

“We hope Virtual Taste Addison brings people a tiny taste of the joy that the festival would have brought,” said Jasmine Lee, Addison’s Director of Special Events. “We encourage people to visit and support our local restaurants, especially those who would have participated in Taste Addison.”

Restaurants participating are Best Thai, Bitter Sisters, Blue Mesa, Cantina Laredo, Delicious Cakes, Fogo de Chao, I Fratelli, Ida Claire, May Dragon, Nate’s Seafood, Red Crab, Shake Shack, Sigree Grill Indian, Spice of Life, Stirr, and Thai Orchid.

About Taste Addison

Since its inception in 1993, Taste Addison has earned a reputation for presenting the most exciting collection of musical entertainment paired with a stellar food event that showcases the city’s celebrated restaurant community.  Addison is recognized nationally as having more restaurants per capita than any other U.S. city.

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