Thursday, August 25, 2011

Upcoming Food Fun: DC State Fair, Brainfood, La Tomatina and More...

DC State Fair:  DC State Fair 2011 will be held on Saturday, August 27, from 10 AM to 6 PM at Columbia Heights Day on Tubman Elementary Field, 11th Street NW and Irving Street NW, just blocks from Columbia Heights Metro.

Navy Seal Fundraiser:  On September 1st, 2011, Burtons Grill located at 741 First Colonial Road in the Marketplace at Hilltop, will be holding a very special fundraiser for The Navy Seal Foundation. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, The mission of the Navy SEAL Foundation is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families. Burton's Grill of Virginia Beach will be donating 100% of sales on September 1st, 2011 from 4:00PM – 10:00PM! 

Local Food Personalities at 5th Annual Brainfood Grill-Off and Fundraiser on Thursday, September 15, 2011  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Farm-to-Table Dinner on September 18th from 5-9 p.m.  The event will be held at Falcon Ridge Farm, a family-based orchard located in Carroll County on approximately 70 acres. Tickets for this dinner event are $90 per person, or $175 for 2 people.  More information can be found at

La Tomatina at Jaleo:  As the days of summer dwindle, it’s time to celebrate the abundant tomato harvest with Jaleo’s Eighth Annual La Tomatina Festival at all three Jaleo locations.  From September 19th through October 2nd, José Andrés and the culinary team at Jaleo will be hosting the two-week event that celebrates the bounty of delicious tomatoes with a taste of Spain. 

Oyster Festival:  Legal Sea Foods is warning Washingtonians that they’re guaranteed to be shell-shocked when enjoying the restaurant group’s Oyster Festival this fall. Beginning September 19th and lasting through October 16th, Legal Sea Foods Washington area restaurants will celebrate everything oysters with special menu items for the season.  

See Bobby Flay for only $40 (including his cookbook) on September 21st at 7:30 p.m.  In Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain Cookbook, the Food Network celebrity and renowned chef-restaurateur celebrates America’s regional flavors with recipes that will change the way any cook looks at our countries bounty. More info here.

Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair
Saturday, October 1, 2011, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Adams Morgan, Washington, DC

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