This Saturday, get a taste of Thai cuisine and culture right in the heart of Georgetown.
By Halle Kaplan-Allen
The Royal Thai Embassy along with Thai Ambassador Chaiyong Satjipanon invite Washingtonians to join them for the Second Annual Thai Village at Georgetown’s Grace Church Saturday, June 23 from noon to 6 p.m. The event marks the 50th anniversary of Bangkok and Washington becoming “sister cities” on February 19, 1962. Grace Church, which is located on Wisconsin Avenue across from the Thai Embassy, is set to host 10 local Thai restaurants, including Bangkok Joe’s, Tara Thai, DCThai and others on Saturday. The participating restaurants will showcase their authentic cuisine, featuring dishes such as papaya salad, duck noodle soup, khaosoi chiang mai noodles, and, of course, Pad Thai.
The festivities will commence with opening remarks from the ambassador. There are also many performances scheduled throughout the day. Attendees can enjoy both traditional and contemporary shows and presentations ranging from drum music to dance performances to a Muay Thai, or kickboxing, demonstration. Admission to all of the performances is free of charge.