DC101 Chili Cookoff – Saturday, May 16th (noon-10pm)

Every year DC101 the local Rock station hosts a chili cookoff to benefit the National Kidney Foundation.  The cookoff is going to be located on the RFK festival grounds.  Along with the chili they will be having live entertainment from The Offspring, Third Eye Blind, Shinedown, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.  If you are going make sure to get to the chili competition area early.  They offer free samples but it is first come first served.

To purchase tickets click here.

Wingtacular – Saturday, May 16th (5-10pm)

The wingtacular is finally upon us.  What is the wingtacular you ask?  Well it is only the most extreme hot wing competition around.  We deep fry 50-80 pounds of hot wings and 20 contestants making sauce.  There are three judges along with a popular vote to determine the wingtacular champion and the keeper of the coveted Wingtacular Cup!!!  There is currently one opening left.  If you are in the DC area and are interested in competing send me an email

Fiesta Asia – Saturday, May 16th (11am-7pm)

Located at Pennsylvania Avenue and 3rd street NW.  The street fair/market will feature Pan-Asian cuisine vendors, art exhibits, regional entertainers, a regional marketplace and cooking demonstrations. Click here for more information.

Taste of Arlington – Sunday, May 17th (Noon to 5pm)

Taste of Arlington® is an annual event that transforms the Ballston area into a lively street festival, complete with local entertainment, lively sponsors, children’s activities, and lots of noteworthy restaurants. Over 40 restaurants participate in this spectacular community event, which draws an average of 10,000 people each year who live in the greater Washington, D.C. area.  The taste of Arlington is located on Wilson Boulevard in front of Ballston Common Mall.  Take the Orange Line to the Ballston exit and you are there. Taste of Arlington® tickets are sold in booklets of 8 tickets. Each food sample, soda and water costs 1 ticket; beer and wine cost 2 tickets. Booklets are $20 in advance online or $25 on-site.  To purchase tickets online click here.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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