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Bella Napoli, Spice Kraft Win Top Awards At Taste Of Del Ray

Mayor Justin Wilson and Del Ray Business Association events co-chair Pat Miller presented the Judges’ Choice Award to Bella Napoli chef/owner Oscar Bermudez. (Photo courtesy DRBA)

Alexandria, VA – The Del Ray Business Association hosted the 13th Annual Taste of Del Ray in June, showcasing the culinary talent in the Del Ray neighborhood in a spirited competition between 15 participating restaurants.

Bella Napoli won the Judges’ Choice Award with their Homemade Lobster Ravioli, while Spice Kraft Indian Bistro’s Avocado Banana and Beet Chaat won the People’s Choice Award, as voted by registered attendees. This year’s judges were retiring Friends of Guest House executive director Kari Galloway, Friends of Guest House’s Marisa Tordella, and Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota Marketing Manager Andrew Mitchell.

Spice Kraft owner Anthony Shankar and executive chef Premnath Durairaj at the Taste of Del Ray VIP reception. Spice Kraft won the People’s Choice Award.
Bella Napoli on display at The Taste of Del Ray VIP Reception.
Matt & Tony’s All Day Ktichen and Bar Kimberly Simmons with Matt Sloan at VIP Reception received 2nd Place Judges’ Award

The complete list of winners:

Judges’ Choice

1st Place: Bella Napoli’s Lobster Ravioli

2nd Place: Matt & Tony’s All Day Kitchen + Bar’s Cornflake French Toast with Pecan Syrup

3rd Place: Pork Barrel BBQ’s BBQ Nachos

People’s Choice:

1st Place: Spice Kraft Indian Bistro’s Avocado Banana and Beet Chaat

2nd Place: Bella Napoli’s Lobster Ravioli

3rd Place: Pork Barrel BBQ’s BBQ Nachos

Held every June in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, the Taste of Del Ray 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. For more information on the Del Ray Business Association, visit www.visitdelray.com

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