Turkish Festival This Weekend

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Having just gotten back from a trip to Turkey, I’m still pining for the kebabs and whirling dervishes (and less so for the raki). Lucky for me, the annual D.C. Turkish Festival is this weekend. On Sunday from 11am-7pm, you’ll be able to wander Pennsylvania Ave. in front of Freedom Plaza and take in the sights, sounds and smells of Turkey.

Expect a Turkish bazaar with over twenty-five booths, live folk music, a coffee house with traditional Turkish coffee and tea, fortune-telling, artistic demonstrations, and an attempt to build the Guinness Book of World Record recognized “World’s Longest Shish Kebab”. Speaking of food, the food court will feature dishes from some of D.C.’s Turkish restaurants such as Cafe Divan, Meze Restaurant, Atilla’s Restaurant and many more. I’ve got my sights set on that giant shish kebab though.

Ashley Messick

Ashley is a born and bred Washingtonian who left for college but came running back to the District as fast as her little legs could carry her. By day she is a Capitol Hill brat, but by night she is a lean, mean, eating machine. It’s her goal in life to steal Anthony Bourdain’s job…by whatever means necessary. Contact her at Ashley (at) welovedc (dot) com or follow her on Twitter.

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