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Rain doesn’t stop locals from flocking to Taste of DC

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- What some call DC's biggest food, wine and beer festival kicked off Saturday with plenty of good eats and entertainment, despite the day's rain.

The first day of 2016's Taste of DC offered a bonanza of samples from more than 60 local restaurants. The event is held only a block from the Capitol building in the heart of the city.

For any fair-weather foodies, it will continue tomorrow from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. , and the weather for Sunday is looking much better.

One vendor said that Saturday's diminished crowd may even be good news for Sunday festival-goers. "Last year around 5 o'clock everything was gone, but not this year. It'll be good tomorrow."

More info on the event is available here.

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