The 5th Annual Taste of Washington, in conjunction with Heartland Salutes, takes placed tonight on Washington Square starting at 5 p.m.
Ticket and food booths open for sales at 5 p.m. with a live broadcast from WMBD and DJ music all evening.
Food judging at the north side of the square is at 5:15 p.m.
A Wait Staff Olympics takes place at 6 p.m. on the north side of the square.
Booth decoration judging is at 6:30 p.m. and all winners will be announced at 7:45 p.m.
The 2012 vendors are The Blend, Sol Restaurant, Maui Wowi Hawaiian, Denhart's Baking Co., Chef's Catering, Basta O' Neill's, Bernardi's Restaurant, Aunt Dena's Bakery, Firehouse Pizza, Kep's Sports Bar & Grill, Gracie's Sports Grille & Pizza, WRA: Lemon Shakeups, Chamber of Commerce and Boy Scout Troop 163: water and soda.
The tickets are $1. Food items range from 1 to 5 tickets each.