\r\nBy Debby Critchley\r\nALEXANDRIA,VA--The Del Ray Business Association hosted the 11th Annual Taste of Del Ray on June 2, showcasing a diverse collection of Del Ray's top restaurants. The sold-out event featured a spirited competition between 18 participating neighborhood restaurants.\r\nDel Ray Pizzeria Reserve's Jicama Shrimp Taco with jicama shell, fried shrimp, pineapple salsa, and chipotle aioli won the Judges' Choice Award.\r\n\u201cAll the dishes were better and better, making the judging more and more difficult,\u201d said Vikram Sunderam, the James Beard Award-winning chef at Rasika Restaurant in Washington, DC., who served as a judge. \u201cThis one stood out-- it was an ingenious dish.\u201d\r\nPork Barrel BBQ's Smoked White Chicken Chili won the People's Choice Award, as voted by festival attendees.\r\n\u201cWe\u2019re lucky. If it ain\u2019t broke don\u2019t fix it,\u201d said Bill Blackburn, owner of Pork Barrel BBQ, which has won the top prize four times. \u201cWe try to serve as many tastes as we can so that everyone can try our food and cut down on the lines, so people don\u2019t have to wait on our samples.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe Taste of Del Ray Winners:\r\nJUDGES CHOICE:\r\n1st place: Del Ray Pizzeria Reserve's Jicama Shrimp Taco with jicama shell, fried shrimp, pineapple salsa, and chipotle aioli\r\n2nd place: Stomping Ground's Jerk Pulled Pork with cilantro aioli and red onion on a mini buttermilk biscuit\r\n3rd place: Swings Coffee Roasters' Hopped Cascara Soda\r\nPEOPLE'S CHOICE\r\n1st place: Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant - Del Ray's Smoked White Chicken Chili\r\n2nd place: Del Ray Pizzeria\/DRP Reserve's Jicama Shrimp Taco with jicama shell, fried shrimp, pineapple salsa, and chipotle aioli\r\n3rd place: Northside10's Risotto Fritters with tomato gravy\r\nThe Taste of Del Ray is held every June, and showcases the neighborhood's top restaurants in a spirited competition sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association. Proceeds from ticket sales help fund neighborhood events throughout the year.