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Cook, Residents Mingle at Annual Taste of Braddock

Residents enjoyed food prepared by Annandale High School students and restaurants at Braddock District Supervisor John Cook's annual open house event Wednesday.

Braddock District residents showed up for the annual Taste of Braddock event, hosted by Braddock District Supervisor John Cook in Burke on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Sherell Williams
Braddock District residents showed up for the annual Taste of Braddock event, hosted by Braddock District Supervisor John Cook in Burke on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Sherell Williams

Annandale and Braddock District residents crowded into rooms in the Kings Park Library Wednesday night for the annual Taste of Braddock.

Hosted by Braddock District Supervisor John Cook, the open house event had a line going around the library building by the time the event kicked off at 5:30 p.m. and was standing-room only for much of the night.

Cook's staff estimated more than 400 residents attended the event this year, the highest turnout in years.

For about two hours, visitors enjoyed food prepared by students in the Annandale High School culinary arts program, as well as food donated by local restaurants such as Cafe Rio, and more. Zinga, which opened in Burke earlier this year, Edible Arrangements and Milano's also donated food and drinks for the event. 

The following restaurants provided food for the event:

  • Aladdin's Eatery
  • Austin Grill
  • Bangkok Golden Thai
    Café Rio
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Capital Bagel Bakery
  • Chicken Palace
  • Chili's Bar and Grill
  • Coyote Grill
  • Cupcakes Actually
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
  • Edible Arrangements
  • Giardino
  • Hunan West
  • Kilroy's
    Los Toltecos
  • Magill's Famous Pizza
  • Margarita's Grill
  • Millano's
  • Saxby's
  • Smith & Clarkson's Deli
  • Spartan's Family Restaurant
  • Wegmans
  • Zinga

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41st), Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity, Del. David Bulova (D-37th), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-34th), police officers from the West Springfield District Station of the Fairfax County Police Department and other county government representatives mingled with residents while they ate and 

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