Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dance for the Homeless and Support the Latin American Youth Center on November 15th

Did you know that…
  • Nearly 4,000 young people in the Washington, D.C. area experience homelessness each year.
  • Almost half of runaway and homeless youth have been physically abused, and....
  • Nearly one in five have been sexually abused?

Due to the lack of available shelters, most of these youth are not in school, "couch surf", and are at higher risk for drug abuse and criminal involvement.  The Latin American Youth Center is addressing these issues through multiple programs for young families and single parents, as well as programs specifically for single and Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender youth.  Their services include transitional living experiences, life skills, case management services, and general counseling support.

November is National Homelessness Awareness Month. To raise funds for LAYC’s work with homeless youth, they are sponsoring a DANCE-A-THON FOR THE HOMELESS on November 15at Wilson High School.  Please consider donating to keep these vital services going.
Their staff have formed teams and are challenging each other to engage friends and family as sponsors for this event. CLICK HERE to purchase a ticket and dance with them on Saturday morning, November 15 – or sponsor one or more young people or adults to dance. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

ThinkFoodGroup Welcomes Mario Batali for a Farm-to-Table Mezze Lunch October 26th

Join Chef José Andrés of ThinkFoodGroup at Zaytinya on October 26 at 12:30pm with iconic chef Mario Batali for an afternoon mezze lunch created by Chef Michael Costa. Celebrate the launch of Batali's new book, America: Farm to Table, co-authored with TheWashington Post's Jim Webster. Tickets are $95 for the multi-course meal, select wines and a signed copy of the cookbook. Purchase ONLINE HERE. FRESHFARM is the charity beneficiary of the event and will receive a portion of the event's proceeds. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Best Place to Makeout in D.C. this Fall ? Union Market Drive-In

Oh admit it. You've always wanted to do it....park your ride at a local drive in.....Snuggle up to your date as the flick starts.....eat some gourmet snacks you brought along.....and plant a big one on him/her at that mushy love scene. Well now is your chance! Union Market is bringing back its Drive-In series this Fall on October 10th (Monsters University), October 17th (Rushmore), October 24th (Remember the Titans), October 31st (People's Choice vote via Facebook and Twitter – Halloween Edition between Edwards Scissorhands, Addams Family or Ghostbusters). 

Each night at 6 p.m. the gates will open and the flick begins at 8 p.m. Arrive early for a good spot to park your ride, or bring a blanket and chair for the lawn. Each car is $10 (purchased here) or free for walk-ups in the picnic area. You can munch on gourmet food from 40 local artisan food and beverage vendors all located within Union Market. So go for it, plan that perfect romantic date at the drive-in. 

(photos: Joy Asico)

DATE CHANGE: DC This Week Invites You to Art Buzz @ Sunset Rooftop Soiree + Project Create's 20th's Anniversary Celebration this October

I am thrilled to invite you all to two events taking place in October that will raise funds for D.C. students to experience arts education opportunities in our city. I serve on the board for both organizations and have witnessed first hand the impact the arts have had on students served. I hope you DC This Week readers can join me for one or both! Cheers. Jade

Art Buzz Rooftop Soiree to Support the DC Collaborative: On October 22nd (NEW DATE), Cher Castillo Freeman and I will host an Art Buzz @ Sunset rooftop soiree at the Embassy Row Hotel (2015 Massachusetts Avenue)  from 6 to 9 p.m. Join us on the rooftop for as we drink for a great cause, munch on select appetizers and vie for raffled goodies from Rose's Luxury, Doi Moi and Ivy & Coney with a beautiful view of the DC skyline. This event supports the D.C. Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative’s efforts to provide DC public and chartered schools with access to cultural opportunities throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Each year 30,000 students from DC public schools attend 500 + free performances at our nation’s world-class cultural institutions through their efforts. $1 from every draft beer and glass of wine ordered will be donated to the organization. A suggested donation of $10 is requested at the door and you can purchase in advance at http://bit.ly/ArtBuzzDC 

Project Create's 20th's Anniversary Celebration: On October 23rd join me at Paul Hastings Law Firm (875 15th Street NW) for Project Create's 20th anniversary celebration. Project Create provides accessible arts education to children experiencing homelessness and poverty in the District. You'll enjoy a performance from the Washington Ballet's students at THEARC and music by DJ Trevor Martin (of Sticky Rice and Little Miss Whiskeys and the epic 4th of July party). Guests will also have ample hor d'oeuvres and an open bar. This is a can't miss for arts enthusiasts who can take home select artwork up for bid from artists and students across the city. Tickets are $35 in advance until October 5th and then $50 after this date. VIP tickets are $100 and include an art print. Purchase online in advance  at http://bit.ly/ProjectCreate 

Friday, September 19, 2014

CigART with Washington Projects for the Arts Next Tuesday

Join Washington Projects for the Arts (WPA) as they host their annual CigART event on September 23rd at the Capital Skyline Hotel. Guests will enjoy a  poolside evening of cigars, liquor tastings, art and the  Cuban band  Ernesto “El Gato” Gatell.  sponsored by La Palina Cigars, Copper Fox Distillery, MurLarkey Distilled Spirits, and Bloomery Plantation Distillery each guest will walk away with treats from The Grooming Lounge and sponsors.  Tickets are $125 a person HERE.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
7 to 9 p.m.
Capitol Skyline Hotel Lounge & Pool Deck
10 I (eye) Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

Monday, September 15, 2014

Embassy Row Hotel Launches "Support a Cause" series on the rooftop this Wednesday

Join the Embassy Row Hotel as they launch their "Support a Cause series in the District. The Travel Channel’s Kathleen Rellihan will host the inaugural event supporting The Runaway Bridesmaids Race this Wednesday raising funds to fight human trafficking in India and support a shelter in the country's largest red light district. 

Join her for drinks on the rooftop of the Embassy Row Hotel while enjoying raffled prizes and a breathtaking sunset.  $1 from every glass of beer and wine will support The Runaway Brides Race. Special guest Nancy Rivard, CEO of the Airline Ambassadors International, a non-profit organization that helps orphans and vulnerable children worldwide will also be on hand and highlight the organization's anti-trafficking training program at Newark airport, a major hub of sex trafficking in the United States. Read more about the cause HERE.

Wednesday, September 17th
5 to 10 p.m.
The Rooftop at The Embassy Row Hotel
2015 Massachusetts Avenue Washington, DC 20036

Interested in hosting your own "Support a Cause" event on The Rooftop? Email embassyrow@destinationhotels.com  with more on your cause.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Prepare Your Bellies for the Taste of Georgetown this Saturday

Ready your palates because the  21st annual Taste of Georgetown returns to DC this Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Rally your family and friends for this outdoor epicurean event that will include signature dishes from 35 Georgetown restaurants. 

Taste of Georgetown is one of my favorite days of the year when Washingtonian's can stroll down Wisconsin Avenue (sans traffic) and pop over to the newly renovated boardwalk for an afternoon of foodie fun. Participating restaurants include 1789, Baked & Wired, Bandolero, Georgetown Cupcake, the new Grill Room at the Capella, Pinstripes, Luke's Lobster, Café Bonaparte, Malmaison, Tony & Joe's and many more. See the full list and dishes to be served from each restaurant  HERE

Guests will also enjoy a  beer and wine pavilion,  music by Gypsy Sally’s, an Iron Chef-style Chef Showdown and a giant cupcake-eating competition from Baked & Wired where guests will attempt to eat a three pound cupcake in under 3 minutes.

Local wine and brews poured will include Paradise Springs, Barboursville, Magic Hat, Pacifico, Strongbow, Chesterfield Ale, Sam Adams, Angry Orchard and more. And all of you fashionistas be sure to pop over to the merchant tent with wares and art from Georgetown retailers All We Art, Reddz TradingJ. McLaughlin and Key Bridge Boat House. The event benefits the Georgetown Ministry Center’s services for the homeless and is open to the public. 

Tickets are $5 for one tasting and $20 for five tastings (online pre-sale only). Craft Beer and Wine Pavilion tickets are $10 for three drinks (online pre-sale only), and $4 for one tasting. CLICK HERE to learn more and purchase tickets.

Giant paella provided by Bodega at last years event.

Children's National Medical Center Hair Braiding Fundraising Event at Aveda Logan 14

Stop by Aveda Logan 14 on Sunday September 14 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to have your hair braided and raise money for the Children's National Medical Center. A suggested $10 donation is requested in exchange for the service. Call 202.506.6868 to request an appointment. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

DC Shorts Film Festival Coming September 11-21st to the District

The DC Shorts Film Festival heads back to D.C. September 11 to 21st. Viewers can catch 135 films over the course of 10 days and interact with filmmakers post showings. Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Dîner en Blanc Took Over Yard's Park Last Night

The sun setting along the Potomac as a crew team rowed past the diners.

Last night 1,300 Washingtonians adorned in their best whites trekked to the District's inaugural Dîner en Blanc. At 5 p.m. on the dot guests rallied at nearly a dozen metro stops across the city, armed with their tables, chairs, linens, flatware, champagne flutes, center pieces and picnics as they headed to the secret location for the night - Yard's Park. 

The night was certainly "très chic" and filled with libations, jubilation and anticipation for the culinary feasts (provided by guests). There were just a few key rules to follow which attendees honored (well most):
  • Bring a table, two (white) chairs, picnic basket (gourmet picnic dinners were available for purchase), proper stemware, flatware, and china
  • Purchase wine or Moet champagne for your guests on site
  • Wear white and have white table clothes
  • Arrive and depart by organized meeting locations and instructions (no taking Uber's like we did, opps!)
  • And leave with your belongings, leftovers and litter
The coordination was a true reflection of the spirit of the event. Hosted by Linda Davis, Bryer Davis and Justin Ross, Dîner en Blanc capitalized on the global sensation that has hit cities such as Paris, New York, London, Philadelphia and many more. Now in it's 26th year Dîner en Blanc has brought together tens of thousands of diners in secret locations with the sole purpose to share a good meal and take in your city's picturesque locations. The phenomenon began in 1988 in Paris and was launched by François Pasquier and a handful of friends. Check out the photo recap of the event below and sign up for notifications of the future event with costs just $35 HERE.  Watch the documentary on the worldwide event HERE.

DJ Neekola rocked a pair of retro boots and her signature wigs.

As the sun set, guests enjoyed the architectural designs of Yard's Park.

A comfy place to relax in the media tent overlooking the Potomac.

Guests poured in by the hundreds with all the pieces to set up their tables.

Moet provided the Champagne, while guests also purchased other wines on site.

Champagne on ice provided by Moet Chandon.

The sun setting over the park.

Guests Adra Williams and Fran Holuba. 

Just before sunset along the boardwalk.

The night was in full swing with the city in the background.

Guests trekking the quarter-mile from the metro to the secret location.

Skulls were welcomed.

A gorgeous spread provided by the organizers. 

Moet Chandon treated their VIP guests to the tent overlooking the boardwalk.

Time for set up.

These flowers grew in just seconds!

Champagne towers overlooking the Potomac.

Endless white as guests prepared to dine.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

DC Oyster Festival Coming to Union Market this Saturday

Join Rappahannock Oyster Bar at Union Market this Saturday September 6th from noon to 5 p.m. for their first oyster festival. Local brewers and vineyards will also be on site pouring the perfect pairings with oysters, including D.C. Brau, 3 Stars Brewing Company, Red Apron, Gordy’s Pickles, Early Mountain Vineyard, DCity Smokehouse, James River Distillery, Catoctin Creek Distillery, Timber Pizza, Flying Dog Brewery and more. Tickets are $20 for 5 oysters and one alcoholic beverage HERE.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Drizly Launches On-Demand Booze in the District

This week Drizly, a smartphone app for alcohol delivery launched in beta in the District guaranteeing booze in less than 40 minutes. 

On-demand services across the U.S. are making it easier (and lazier) than ever for customers to have access to their favorite restaurants and grocery stores through places like PostmatesOrderUp and GrubHub; quick car service or wheels through Uber, Zipcar and Lyft; 100 + health and wellness supplies in less than 10 minutes through the recently launched Uber Corner Store; and now on-demand booze through Drizly.

Drizly delivers currently in Georgetown, AdMo, Woodley Park, Dupont Circle, and Foggy Bottom. Anyone 21 years and up can order beer, wine and spirits. Check it out and use the promo code DCINSIDER for free delivery (usually $5) throughout their beta testing period.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

UPDATE: DC Beer Week Returns

DC Beer Week is a celebration of good beer in the District taking place August 17th through the 24th.  Pop over to some of my favorite venues below or the various events and seminars that week. Follow the chatter on Twitter at #DCBW2014.

Church Key has a Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Takeover on Sunday, August 17th at 11:30 a.m. featuring 12 collaboration brews from Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp series, plus a slew of draft & cask rarities from the likes of Cigar City, Victory, Allagash, Oskar Blues, Bell's & Firestone Walker.

Belga Café is hosting a beer dinner with New Belgium Brewery on Tuesday, August 19th at 6:30pm. Enjoy a four course menu paired with 7 beers at only $59 per person. Make a reservation on Opentable.com or call.

Btoo will have 1/2 price selected large format beers on Monday, August 18th and a '3 bites & 3 beers' "Hoppy Hour" with vintage Goose Island on Wednesday, August 20th.

Pinstripes in Georgetown will host a DC Beer Week Happy Hour with their entire all-local draft beer list going for $4 a pop during afternoons and late night. The bowling and dining venue's six local drafts include Victory Brewing's Prima Pils, 3 Stars Brewing's Peppercorn Saison and Dogfish Head's 90 Minute IPA.

Soi38 (one of my favorite new hidden restaurants in the city) will celebrate Thai beer with a special on Singha beers all week long on draft for $3.25.

Check out the massive amount of other events across the city taking place August 17th - 24th  HERE.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Nearly 40 DC Restaurants Make Wine Spectator's 2014 Restaurant Wine List Awards

The esteemed Wine Spectator 2014 Restaurant Wine List Awards is out! 3,748 award winners from across the U.S. and abroad made the list, including 37 from the District and many more from Maryland and Virginia. Check out the full list of winners and be sure to pop in to some of my favorites - Blue Duck Tavern, BLT Steak, City Zen, Del Campo, Le Diplomate, Proof, Marcel's, Minibar and Plume at the Jefferson. By far some of the best restaurants in the city whose wines I have enjoyed. A BIG congrats to each for the nod!  Find all of the restaurants in WineSpectator.com’s Restaurant Search, which allows users to find information about their wine selections, cuisine, prices, key staff and more. See who made the list in D.C. below.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

BEEP BEEP! Veuve Clicquot Mail Truck Rolling into DC and Virginia

We all remember the Veuve Clicquot airstream that hit the District last year. Well they've created a new experience for consumers and lovers of Champagne. From July 25th to August 2nd pop over to any of these D.C. and Virginia locations to enjoy a glass of bubbly, entertainment and select bites from each locale.
  • Hotel Monaco in Old Town, Alexandria from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on July 25th. Guests can purchase Yellow Label by-the-glass for $7 or by-the-bottle for $40 and Rose by-the-glass for $8 or a by-the-bottle for $45 with a live band to set the mood.
  • A-Town will host a  lunch buffet from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m on Sunday, July 27th. Guests can enjoy refreshing sorbet, participate in a Jenga tournament or snap pics at the photobooth. Guests can purchase Yellow Label by-the-glass for $10 and by-the-bottle for $99, and Rose by-the-glass for $12 and by-the-bottle for $109.
  • The W Hotel will host a Clicquot by Mail bash to kick off the truck’s stop in on July 30th  from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Guests can enjoy Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label by-the-glass for $18 paired with homemade potato chips, gourmet rosemary French fries and crab beignets. There will also be a calligraphist on site to transcribe personalized messages and letters for guests.
  • The Washington Hilton invites you to enjoy a hot summer night with a Veuve Clicquot mimosa and bellini bar from which guests can choose fresh fruit purees on July 31 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. There will also be live music and Yellow Label by-the-glass for $14. 
  • Boss Shepard will have specials on Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and Rosé all night long August 1st. 
  • STK will have Yellow Label by-the-glass for $18 paired with local, fresh raw bar appetizers on August 2nd from 4 to 6 p.m. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Coming Soon: Cocktails@Sunset: A Party with a Purpose at Baby Wale on August 7th

Join me with the ladies of the Ladies of the Twelve Days of Christmas, Inc.
on August 7th at Baby Wale.

100% of donations from this event will be used to purchase back-to-school supplies for families in need in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Last year our Chapter was able to provide assistance for more than 100 area children and their families, and with your support, we hope to top those efforts this year.

Tickets are $25 (prior to July 31st online) or $35 HERE. See you there!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Coming Soon: Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure Hosts HOPE Documentary Film Premiere August 7th

I first heard the story of Maria Parker last year. A world record-holding endurance cyclist Maria Parker, biked 3,000 miles across America (250-350 miles per DAY) to raise awareness and funds for brain cancer research and Accelerate BrainCancer Cure (ABC2)

This was part of the grueling Race Across America (RAAM) 2013 to raise $1 million for brain cancer research on behalf of her sister, Jenny, and all those affected by  brain cancer. I've known two people in my life who have passed away from brain tumors and have witnessed firsthand the work that ABC2 has done to partner with  entrepreneurs, scientists and researchers to find a cure for brain cancer.  

Maria, a Northern Virginia native, undertook a 3,000 mile bike race to honor her sister’s battle with brain cancer.  An accident that destroyed equipment and devastated rider and crew could  not stop the team.  She rode on to the greatest comeback in the world’s toughest race.

On August 7th join Maria  at the Goethe-Institut Washington for the DC premiere of the HOPE documentary - a story about hope in the face of terminal illness and Maria Parker's incredible 2013 Race Across America.  It is about refusing to accept impossible.  Watch the film trailer below or HERE.  Tickets for the premiere can be purchased online for $35 HERE or you can attend the VIP premiere and cocktail reception with Maria for $100 HERE.

Brain cancer is the leading cause of tumor cancer deaths among children and young adults.  There are more than 600,000 people in the U.S. today with a brain tumor diagnosis, and another 66,000 new diagnoses are expected this year.  It is a uniquely challenging disease that is not only in need of additional attention, but also an increase in strategic, focused research funding.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Support N. Street Village When You Shop at Whole Foods on P Street July 16th

On Wednesday, July 16 pop over to the Whole Foods Market on P Street. Five percent of your entire purchase will support N Street Village’s programs and services. So racking up $100 + on a small basket of goods won't make you feel so guilty this time. N Street Village provides services for nearly 1,400 low-income and homeless women each year. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Top 10 Things to do in D.C. July 4th Weekend

10. Malmaison in Georgetown hosts their Second Annual Pre-Independence Day celebration this Thursday. White attire is a must. RSVP HERE.

9. Sheldon Scott hosts a "Family" Barbeque bash at Gibson with his secret Carolina sauce and crab feast for guests this Friday. Details HERE.

8. DJ Gavin Holland and special guests host the wildly popular Nouveau Riche dance party and rooftop bash at Redrocks this Friday. Details HERE.

7. NOMA hosts third annual July 4th Bash. The public event takes places from 4 to 7 p.m. Guests can enjoy a moonbounce, slides, free food for the first 200 people courtesy of Harris Teeter and live bluegrass from the Page County Ramblers. Details HERE.

6. Whip up some tasting treats care of Food & Wine Magazine for your barbeque. Recipes HERE.

5. Watch the Independence Day Parade on Friday along the Mall. The parade kicks off at 11:45 a.m. on Constitution Avenue and 7th Street NW. Details HERE.

4. Watch the fireworks on the Mall with a hundred thousand other onlookers. Be prepared for crowds, security and heat. Gates open at 3 p.m. and fireworks start at roughly 8:30 p.m. Arrive well in advance and drinks LOTS of water. Details HERE.

3.  Book brunch at btoo (sister restaurant of Belga) on 14th Street and enjoy their delectable lobster waffle and bucket of bacon. Book HERE.

2. Find a friend with a rooftop and bring plenty of beer, food and a hostess gift to join in the fun. If you have no friend with a roof deck then...........

1. Tweet or message me @JadeFloydDC and I'll invite you to our rooftop bash with DJ Trevor Martin and catering from Red, Hot and Blue. We know how to throw down on the 4th (last year's photo pictured).

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Join Local "Chefs Behind Bars" to End Childhood Hunger this June 26th

Save the date for June 26th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. as DC’s top chefs mix up their favorite cocktails at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel rooftop for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.  Guest will enjoy music by DJ Neekola (one of my favs in the District), an auction, and delectable bites courtesy of Art & Soul and Rappahannock River Oysters.

Chefs include: 
  • Wes Morton/Art and Soul
  • Amy Brandwein/Alba Osteria
  • Matt Hill/Liberty Tavern/Lyon Hall
  • Jonah Kim
  • Spike Mendelsohn/Good Stuff Eatery
  • Jesse Miller/Bar Pilar
  • Dimitri Moshovitis/Cava Mezze
  • Nick Stefanelli/Bibiana  
The chef who wins the most fan favorite votes that night will be crowned the reigning Chef Behind Bars! Tickets are $40 HERE. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Screen on the Green returns to the National Mall July 21st with Karate Kid

Save the date! HBO and Comcast will present the 16th annual Screen on the Green.  Join a few thousand of your fellow Washingtonian's for the free outdoor screenings each Monday evening at sunset on the Mall between 7th and 12th Streets.  Shows include:
  • July 21st - Karate Kid
  • July 28th - Lover Come Back
  • August 4th - Key Largo
  • August 11th - A Solider's Story
Click HERE to learn more. Be sure to pack yourself a picnic, blankets, bug spray and beverages.

Monday, May 19, 2014

12 Things to do in D.C. this Memorial Day Weekend

12. Take a ride on the brand new ferris wheel at the National Harbor.
11. Drive down to Anapolis, Maryland for the Blue Angels Air Show. 
10. Avoid driving near the National Mall or any freeway into the city. No seriously, unless you want to be caught in traffic with tens of thousands of motorcyclist during Rolling Thunder's yearly mecca to the District.
9. Party with DJ Neekola and Caseo at the W Hotel rooftop for a private soiree overlooking the monuments. Tickets are $10 HERE.
8. Visit Hillwood Estate and Gardens and pack a picnic for the lawn. Free to tour the grounds and gardens and $12 to view the mansion and its esteemed art collection.
7. Watch the National Memorial Day Concert on the Mall for free. See the full lineup of performers and hosts HERE.
6. Listen to Jazz in the Garden at the Sculpture Garden on Friday afternoon with friends while you enjoy delicious pitchers of sangria for sale on site.
5. Roadtrip to Virginia wine country and pop over to some of the best vineyards in region. Be sure to check out Barbousville, Pippin Hill, Keswick, Early Mountain, Linden, Glen Manor, Ankida Ridge, and RdV (private reservation needed). Plan an evening dinner at Vintage and stay at the Inn at Willow Grove or Clifton Inn.
4. Visit the Memorials honoring our nation's fallen and jump on a Pedicab by the hour to avoid the long walk in the sun.
3. Pop over to Union Market and H Street for some culinary fare. Be sure to check out the home decor and design store Salt & Sundry (pictured). Then finish off at the Biergarten House for some brews.
2. Visit the recently re-opened National Cathedral and venture to the very top for a 360 degree view of the city.
1. Venture to DC's 15 breweries to taste what's on tap and learn more about their brewmaking process. 

Have a phenom Memorial Day! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Chef Jose Andres and LivingSocial present Dine-N-Dash benefitting World Central Kitchen June 10th

Join LivingSocial and Chef Jose Andres on June 10th as they partner with World Central Kitchen, an organization dedicated to finding solutions for hunger and poverty worldwide, for the second annual Dine-N-Dash event on Tuesday, June 10. Guests will enjoy specialty dishes and cocktails from Cuba Libre, PEPE, DC Empanadas, Poste Brasserie, Del Campo, Proof, Jaleo, SEI, Menu/MBK, TaKorean, Oyamel, Zaytinya and The Partisan. The evening of restaurant-hopping begins at 6:00 p.m. and features unlimited featured drinks and up to five tastings at each restaurant. 

Tickets start at $99 for general admission and $249 for VIP which includes express access and up to five tasting at each of the thirteen restaurants, pedicab transportation throughout the night and an after-party with José Andrés. For $400 you can enjoy all the perks of VIP, along with exclusive access to a pre-party at 5:00 p.m. with Chef Andrés at BarMini. Learn more and purchase tickets HERE.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Chef's Best Dinner & Auction Returns to D.C. May 13th Limited Number of FLASH tickets on Sale

On Tuesday, May 13th join Food & Friends for Chef's Best at the Washington Hilton. More than 50 area chefs from local restaurants like Posto, Art and Soul, Pearl Dive Oyster Bar, Lincoln, Teddy & the Bully Bar, Doi Moi, Boqueria and others will dish out their favorite menu items. Guests will also have the chance to bid on the silent auction which includes food and wine getaways, private dining experiences and more. Proceeds will benefit, Food & Friends, an organization serving individuals  living with cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-challenging illnesses. They provide more than 1.2 million meals to more than 3,000 people in the D.C. Metropolitan area each year. For two days only receive $50 OFF your tickets from through May 8th HERE