Release Date: Sep 3, 2015

Spark Flavor at Sip and Salsa

For Immediate Release:


September 3, 2015



9th Annual Vintage Crystal Food and Wine Festival Returns

Crystal City (Arlington, VA) — The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Vornado/Charles E. Smith and the Washington Wine Academy, presents the 9th Annual Sip and Salsa event on Sunday, September 13, 2015. Sip and Salsa is your passport to Spain, Portugal, and Argentina, bringing together delicious wine and food pairings from restaurants in Crystal City and the greater neighborhood.

“Sip and Salsa is a regional favorite, and we love how it showcases the artful, active and accessible elements of Crystal City,” said CEO/President Angela Fox. 

This year, spark taste and experience delicious delights. Guests can indulge in authentic paella from Jaleo, succulent bites from Ruth’s Chris, dive into chocolate from Schakolad, enjoy street tacos from Fresh Kitchen, taste wings and brisket sliders from Bar Louie and much more.

Live Latin jazz, and dance lessons from Columbia Pike’s Salsa Room round out the festival for an affordable and fun afternoon outdoors. Tickets are available online for $20 and at the door for $25.  

New Location:
1900 Crystal Drive 
Arlington, VA, 22202

When: Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 2 PM to 6 PM

Tickets: Tickets include all wine and food tastes and a Vintage Crystal tasting glass. Food Only tickets (perfect for your designated driver) are $10 and include all food tastes. Note that food tastes are while supplies last.

Online Pre-sale $20 / At the door: $25 / Food Only: $10 

Let's Get Social:
Live post at our event for a chance to be featured using #SipAndSalsa and tagging our handle @CCBID. A winner will receive a bottle of wine from the event. 

Getting There:
It’s only a short walk to Sip and Salsa from the Crystal City Metro on the Blue or Yellow lines. The new Metroway bus operates between the Crystal City and Braddock Road Metrorail stations every 20 minutes serving both Potomac Yard Alexandria and Arlington. 

Bicycling to Sip and Salsa is also easy with access to the Mt. Vernon Trail and Four Mile Run trails, and a network of bicycle lanes throughout Crystal City. There are also three Capital Bikeshare stations within a block of the festivities, and several others only a short distance away. Learn more about ways to get to Sip & Salsa from Car-Free Diet.

Using a designated driver? There is free parking available in garage spaces at 2011 Crystal Drive, 2345 Crystal Drive, 1750 Crystal Drive, 241 18th Street, 223 23rd Street, 220 20th Street, and 2200 Crystal Drive.


About Vintage Crystal
Crystal City is a great place to enjoy fine wine, good food and entertainment. As part of Vintage Crystal, the Crystal City BID offers many events from an evening of wine and music in the Crystal City Water Park to a 1K Wine and Beer Walk through the Interior Walkway Shops. Come sip, taste, and enjoy living an Active, Artful, Accessible, and Green lifestyle with us.

About the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID)
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is INNOVATIVE, ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit