The Addison Fork & Cork is a 2 day (Friday May 15 and Saturday May 16) food festival located at Addison Circle Park. It features small plates from local restaurants, celebrity chefs (Cat Cora), cooking demonstrations (grilling demos), live music and food samples.
Fork & Cork was formally known as the “Taste of Addison”, but they changed the name last year. This is the second annual event with its new name. The concept of the event is to use coupons/tastybucks that you purchase, to redeem small plates of food from each restaurant/booth. The event is also a great way to sample different kinds restaurants that you have been wanting to try or have never heard of.
Their website best describes the food festival below:
“Designed for the Epicurus. This intimate, two-day event brings together celebrated chefs, breweries, wineries and spirit makers. This gourmet gathering is a destination for people who enjoy food as entertainment. Addison’s chef-driven establishments and other special culinary-minded guests will be spotlighted to create a casual, one-of-a-kind atmosphere…”
Highlights of the Event:
- Friday is a special tasting night from 6-11pm ($65- food is included) and Cat Cora will be giving a cooking demonstration at 7pm.
- **A ticket for Saturday admission is included in the Friday package.
- Saturday Noon-11pm ($15) is an a la carte ticket where you use coupons/Tastybucks to sample each restaurant.
- Grilling demonstrations are going on all day for an extra price.
Featured Restaurants at Fork & Cork this year are:
- Blue Mesa
- Addison Ice House
- BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
- Cantina Laredo
- Chamberlain’s Steak & Chop House and Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill
- Lazaranda Modern Kitchen & Tequila
- Nate’s Seafood
- Table 13
- Taste of Cuba
- Texas de Brazil
- Thai Orchid
- The Hub Sports Grill
- The Melting Pot
- Vernon’s Tavern
This the 4th year that I am attending this event, and I look forward to it every year. last year, I enjoyed the more upscale food that I was offered (compared to the Taste of Addison from years past). I hope that I can find a few more vegetarian dishes that I can add to my blog.
VEGETARIAN OPTIONS THAT I FOUND: Fried plantains from Taste of Cuba, Vegan baked goods from Reverie Bakeshop, Kettle corn from Whole Foods, ice cream from Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream. There was not a huge vegetarian selection at the Friday tasting, I hope that Saturday has more options!
I am planing to attend the Friday night and Saturday events. Look for my live tweets of the vegetarian food that I find there!
The location of the Fork & Cork is Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive.
You can visit the Addison Fork & Cork’s official website by clicking here.
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