One of the many delights of DC, is the opportunity to change your scenery with just the journey of a few blocks. The personalities of DC's neighborhoods are what make this city one of the best in the world. So why not celebrate one of the best 'hoods' with food, fashion and live music?! The Adams Morgan Day Festival invites you to 'Rediscover Adams Morgan' this year with the newly revamped street scape giving the vibrant melting pot area a facelift we think you might enjoy.
|Chef Cedric Maupillier from Mintwood Place|
Adams Morgan's dining scene recently made headlines when President and Mrs. Obama dined at one of the neighborhoods newest restaurants, Mintwood Place. It is not just slices of pizza bigger than your head, AdMo's 18th Street is home to the District's most diverse mix of restaurants. Within a few blocks you can find Japanese, New Orleans, Nepalese, French, Mexican, Middle Eastern and countless other varieties of cuisine. If you're seeking a dinner out but just can't decide what type of food you're in the mood for, just stroll around in Adams Morgan and see what piques your fancy!
On Sunday, September 9, 2012, from Noon to 7 PM, Adams Morgan Main Street Group is putting on the annual street festival which will shut down 18th Street, swapping cars for vendor tents and a stage. Featured food tents this year include Regent Thai, Sherri's Crab Cakes, Fresh Fruit Cup, Luke's Lobster and Himalayan Heritage.
Also not to be missed are the unique clothing, jewelry and art vendors who set up shop for the day. This a great opportunity to see what DC's burgeoning cottage industry has to offer and pick up one of a kind items for yourself and as gifts.
One vendor is an up-and-coming t-shirt designer whose DC-centric shirts you may have seen at local retailers. Freddy van der Baugh, the mind behind Freddy van der Baugh: Clothier and Kitsch-monger, when asked for a quote, says "This is art for art's sake, unless I get rich today, then I retire". A closer look at his t-shirts reveals a new way to look at Christmas: namely, what does it mean to "Have a very merry Christmas?" Mr. van der Baugh purports to answer that question, and it is screen-printed on a first run, debut batch of 72 t-shirts ($26/each) and 12 hoodies ($80/each). Sounds strange in September, but trust me, these will go fast. Stop by the Freddy van der Baugh booth to discover a unique perspective on Christmas...DC style.
Enjoy live music and dance performances from Izzy and the Catostrophics along with activities for the kids. There is definitely something for everyone at the Adams Morgan Day Festival, I know I will be out there celebrating one of the best neighborhoods in the District!
Adams Morgan Day Festival
September 9, 2012, Noon - 7 PM
18th Street NW between Columbia Road and Florida Ave NW