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On Sunday, May 19, Sound Bites took over the entire block outside [9:30] Club with food tastings and a mixology competition. DC Central Kitchen’s annual food and music festival included food tastings from the area’s favorite food trucks and restaurants including Bar Pilar, Borinquen Food Truck, H & Pizza, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, Pizzeria Orso, Rappahannock River Oysters, Red Apron Butcher, Sticky Fingers Bakery, Taco Bamba and Del Campo.

Artists played both inside the legendary club and outside during this favorite food fest that benefits the DC Central Kitchen, a national leader in using food as a tool for community empowerment. Music at this year’s event included Deathfix, DJ Will Eastman, Kid Congo and his Kid Congo Power Hour, The Razz, Rich Morel’s Hot Sauce, and Batala. There was also a cocktail competition involving DC’s hottest mixologists from The Gibson, Birch & Barley, Black Jack, and Bar Pilar.