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Top Chef Carla Hall is Guest Judge at the 2011 Taste of Del Ray

Top Chef Carla Hall was the guest judge today at the 2011 Taste of Del Ray sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association.

Perfect weather, good crowds, great food

Perfect weather, good crowds, great food

Families, couples, singles, babies in strollers and face painted toddlers all sampled delicious tidbits from fourteen local restaurants.  Think sliders, ice cream, bruschetta, mini-chulupas and more, much more.

Carla Hall - Poster Girl

Carla Hall - Poster Girl

Chef Hall also had her own tent with samples of her bite size sweets and savories.  Clearly a crowd favorite,  she posed for pictures, signed cookbooks and talked to everyone.

Heath Hall and Chef Carla Hall

Heath Hall and Chef Carla Hall

Another crowd favorite was Pork Barrel Barbeque, sporting a recent first place trophy for their barbecue chicken.  With the opening of their Del Ray flagship just weeks away, Brett and Heath have added something new to their product line – Que, Eau de Barbecue!

But maybe the biggest lines of all were at ACKC with their seemingly endless vats of Gifford’s Ice Cream.   What’s not to love?

But hey, let’s get down to business.  Who were the winners of the 2011 Taste of Del Ray?

The People’s Choice Awards went to:

  1. Taquerio Poblano
  2. Evening Star
  3. Pork Barrel Barbeque

Chef Carla Hall’s Judges Award went to:

  1. Evening Star Cafe
  2. Del Ray Pizzeria
  3. Pork Barrel Barbeque.

Winners all in my book.

Congrats to the Del Ray Business Association for another great day in the neighborhood!


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