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Taste of NoVA food festival coming to Army Museum in Fort Belvoir

The inaugural Taste of NoVA event was held in Leesburg in 2023 (courtesy Amie Otto/Northern Virginia Magazine)

Dozens of restaurants and breweries from across Northern Virginia will descend on the Fort Belvoir area this spring.

The National Museum of the U.S. Army (1775 Liberty Drive) will host this year’s Taste of NoVA, a relatively new food festival produced by Northern Virginia Magazine as a celebration of its annual 50 Best Restaurants list.

The inaugural festival was held in May 2023 at Segra Field in Leesburg.

Tickets for the 2024 tasting event on May 19 are currently available for early bird prices of $145 for general admission tickets or $170 for VIP tickets, which include early admission and access to a VIP lounge with specialty cocktails by Tiki Thai.

“We have only a limited number of tickets available for Early Birds, so you’ll want to get in on this deal,” Northern Virginia Magazine Director of Events James McFadden said in a press release. “The best of the best will be at this event, and you’ll be able to talk with the region’s most celebrated chefs.”

According to McFadden, there’s a limited quantity of early bird tickets but no set date for when the promotion will end. At full price, general admission tickets cost $165, and VIP tickets are $190.

All ticket-holders will get complimentary samples and sips from the participating restaurants, wineries and breweries, along with a one-year subscription to Northern Virginia Magazine. The event will also feature live entertainment, giveaways, recreational activities and access to the Army Museum.

Supported by Northern Virginia Food Rescue, a nonprofit created during the pandemic that “rescues” food waste and distributes it to those in need, the 2024 Taste of NoVA will run from 1-4 p.m. with VIP ticket-holders getting a head start at noon.

More than 40 restaurants and 25 wineries, breweries, and spirits vendors have lined up for the event, including the winner of Northern Virginia Magazine’s “Best Restaurant” designation for 2023: West Falls Church’s 2941 Restaurant.

A full list of the participants is below.

Restaurants

  • 2941 Restaurant
  • Harrimans Grill
  • Ellie Bird
  • NUE: Elegantly Vietnamese
  • Trummer’s Restaurant
  • TRIO Grill
  • The Study
  • Thompson Italian
  • The Black Sheep
  • Virginia’s Darling
  • The Ashby Inn & Restaurant
  • The Salt Line
  • Agora
  • Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas
  • Celebration by Rupa Vira
  • Roberto’s Ristorante Italiano
  • Sense of Thai St.
  • SER Restaurant
  • Trattoria Villagio
  • Ambar
  • Buena Vida Gastrolounge
  • Ruthie’s All Day
  • Honest Grill
  • Kirby Club
  • Sfoglina Pasta House
  • Semifreddo Italian Cuisine
  • Ada’s on the River
  • Café Colline
  • Kismet Modern Indian
  • Sabores Tapas Bar
  • Ingle Korean Steakhouse
  • Local Provisions
  • Roadhouse Momo & Grill
  • Yume Sushi
  • Le Bistro
  • Joon
  • Padaek
  • Ometeo
  • Surreal
  • ALIAS
  • Jake’s Ice Cream
  • Jake’s Gourmet Popcorn
  • Tiki Thai (VIP lounge cocktails)

Wineries/Cider

  • Crimson Lane Vineyards
  • King Family Vineyards
  • Arterra Wines
  • Cana Vineyards and Winery of Middleburg
  • 868 Estate Vineyards
  • Barrel Oak Winery
  • Bluemont Vineyard
  • Quattro Goombas Winery
  • 8 Chains North Winery
  • Lost Boy Cider

Breweries

  • Aslin Beer
  • Lost Rhino Brewing
  • Dynasty Brewing
  • Port City Brewing
  • Bunnyman Brewing
  • Juicy Brewing
  • 2 Silos Brewing
  • Honor Brewing
  • Water’s End Brewery
  • Eavesdrop Brewery
  • Fair Winds Brewery
  • Quattro Goombas Brewery
  • Lost Barrel Brewing
  • Crooked Run Brewery
  • Remnant Farm Kombucha

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