Around Town: Dine-N-Dash @ Penn Quarter + The Wharf — 6/12/19

DineNDash2019-01 World Central Kitchen serves paella to guests checking into Dine-N-Dash 2019 at the National Union Building on June 12, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Nonprofit World Central Kitchen, established by Chef José Andrés to feed people after global disasters, held its top fundraising event recently, drawing hungry hoppers to more than 30 DC restaurants in Logan Circle, Penn Quarter, and The Wharf to dine and dash through curated meals and drinks.

As ever, this event was a lot of fun, and everyone left with full tummies and high spirits.

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Preview: Dine-N-Dash @ Penn Quarter/ 14 St./ The Wharf, 6/12/19

Flight Wine Bar Kabir Amir, owner and sommerlier, pours at Flight. (Photo courtesy Dine-N-Dash)

José Andrés and World Central Kitchen have recruited 30 restaurants to participate in the annual Dine-N-Dash fundraising event to benefit the nonprofit global charity as restaurants at The Wharf, located in Southwest DC, join the event for the first time on Wednesday, June 12.

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Around Town: SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience @ National Building Museum — 5/17/19

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Tomme Arthur of The Lost Abbey presented some lovely takes on popular sour beers at SAVOR 2019 on May 17, 2019.

Presented by the Brewers Association, the 12th edition of the Savor Craft Beer and Food Experience recently welcomed more than 90 small and independent craft breweries, many serving two or three of their beers, from around the country.

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Around Town: Vote for Your Favorite Restaurant @ The Rammys, Thru 4/30/19

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Ambar accepts the Rammy Award for Casual Brunch of the Year on June 10, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington will announce The Rammy Awards on June 30! Meanwhile, the voting public will decide the winners in four categories. Cast your votes online for those categories through Tuesday, April 30 at 5pm.

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Around Town: Dine-N-Dash @ 14th Street + Penn Quarter — 6/6/18

dashdine01 Friendly faces from World Central Kitchen reminded us we were supporting a good cause, not simply having the night out of the year, during Dine-N-Dash 2018.

Thirty of DC’s best restaurants banded together in a night of revelry and charity to benefit World Central Kitchen, the feed-the-world nonprofit founded by Chef José Andrés, with bottomless food and drink on Wednesday for what must ever be the best time in DC.

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Don’t Miss: Dine-N-Dash @ 14th Street NW DC, 6/6/18

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Chefs Fanny Slater and Jose Andres with Adam Richman onstage at DC Central Kitchen’s Capital Food Fight on November 16, 2017 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for DC Central Kitchen’s Capital Food Fight)

Enjoy food and drink from 30 top DC restaurants — all in one night! Limited tickets are still available for Dine-N-Dash on Wednesday, June 6. With your ticket, you check in, claim a wristband and *dash* between locations to *dine* to your heart’s content.

At Dine-N-Dash, you’ll party with Chef José Andrés and friends to benefit his charity organization, World Central Kitchen.

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Around Town: Dine N Dash @ 14th Street + Penn Quarter — 6/7/17

DSC_8115 Lamb kabobs were a winner at B Too during Dine N Dash 2017.

If ever you’re looking for an extraordinary night out, look no further than Dine N Dash, José Andrés’ annual charity event benefitting World Central Kitchen, an international organization that focuses on smart solutions to hunger and poverty.

On June 7, charitable diners turned out for Dine N Dash 2017, which broke them into two main camps by neighborhood. One group was designated for restaurants in Penn Quarter, including José’s own Jaleo, Oyamel, Zaytinya, and more, while others were to start their dining along 14th Street, and a grab bag of restaurants including Sotto, B Too, Lupe Verde, and more. When you register to go, you choose your starting point, and the sooner you register, the more choices you have.

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Around Town: BBQ Bash @ MetroCooking DC 2016 — 12/3/16

BBQ Bash 08 David Guas, chef and owner of Bayou Bakery, at the BBQ Bash of MetroCooking DC on Dec. 3, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

MetroCooking DC arrived at the Washington Convention Center for its annual show last weekend, smoking up its specialty food pavilion with some outstanding BBQ on its first day.

David Guas, chef and owner of Bayou Bakery, headlined the BBQ Bash, providing a cooking demonstration and displaying his own bakery’s buttermilk biscuits with a pork BBQ. We do recommend checking out those fantastic biscuits for yourself at Bayou Bakery’s Capitol Hill location on the grounds of Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital (901 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, DC). Visit http://www.bayoubakerydc.com for details.

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Around Town: The Emporiyum @ Union Market, 11/12 & 11/13/16

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It’s that time once again to start focusing on food. Amazing, delicious food. Cookies, cakes and pies, ramen burgers (yes, it exists), lobster, dumplings, cheese, bacon, beignets, buns, beer and more!

Don’t worry, I’ll give you a moment to take all that in.

All good? On November 12th and 13th the Emporiyum returns to Union Market with over 90 purveyors of food, artisans and vendors.

A ticket gets you into the marketplace, where you can sample, sip, shop and generally be immersed in all things food-inspired.

There will also be a DJ and hand-crafted items to browse and buy.

Make a day of it or just go for a couple of hours – the ticket options are flexible.

Buy your tickets here.

The Emporiyum DC
Union Market & Dock 5 (1309 5th St NE)
Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13, 2016
10:00am-3:00pm (depending on ticket)
$15 (Entry: 1:30pm), $25 (Early Entry: 11:00am Entry), $40 (VIP Entry: 10:00am)
All ages (12 and under are free)

Around Town: Last Truckaroo of 2016 @ Fairgrounds, 9/16/16

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Friday, September 16th is your last chance for Truckaroo this year!

The final entry of this monthly food truck festival takes place at the Fairgrounds near Nationals Park.

Get lunch or dinner or a snack or cold treats all day!

There is no Nationals game that day, but still plenty of excuses to get down there. For example, a few interesting food trucks I may consider, include Arepa Zone, Capital Chicken & Waffles (now I want some) and Popped! Republic (also craving popcorn). But there are plenty more options!

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Fairgrounds (M St and Half St SE) near the Nationals Park
Friday, September 16, 2016
11am-11pm
Free Admission (pay for food and beverages)
All ages

List of Food Trucks

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