Thursday, September 22, 2011

Upcoming Food and Fun: Military Culinary Competition and Grape Stomp

Barracks Row Fall Festival on Capitol Hill – Saturday Sept 24, 2011:  Barracks Row Main Street’s annual street festival, Barracks Row Fall Festival on Capitol Hill includes a military chefs cook off competition (I'll be mc'ing the event), a performance by the Silent Drill Platoon, a car show, a generous area for children’s activities, routines by the Redskins Cheerleaders, and music all day long at our large, centrally located stage. The Fall Festival will take place in the 500 to 700 blocks of 8th Street, SE on Saturday September 24, 2011. Barracks Row Fall Festival opens to the public at 11 am and closes at 5 p.m. 

The Willard InterContinental and Café du Parc celebrate its Fourth Annual Vendanges, the autumnal wine harvest festival as enjoyed throughout France.   Locals and visitors will fill the Willard courtyard September 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy the offerings of Café du Parc’s Chef de Cuisine Angelo Galang and French regional wine purveyors featuring different styles of French wine and beers, authentic French festival dishes, live music, food, dancing and grape-stomping.   Guests can purchase tickets at the event, starting at $25 (for four items to be redeemed at food and wine stations set up throughout the courtyard.

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

Taste of DC, the region’s largest and most eagerly anticipated food, wine and entertainment event, will return to America’s “Main Street” in downtown Washington, DC, from October 8-10, 2011. th and 14th Streets, NW, for a three-day celebration guaranteed to bring out the inner foodie in everyone.     Presented by Groupon, this community event promises something for everyone, young or old, families and singles.  Taste makers from the food and beverage industries, as well as world-class entertainers, take over Pennsylvania Avenue, between 9

On Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., food lovers will flock to Taste of Georgetown, the "must eat" event showcasing the spectacular cuisine of over 30 of Georgetown's finest restaurants. This year, Taste of Georgetown will feature more than 60 delectable dishes to sample, a fun new "Pumpkin Food Fight" restaurant competition, Washington CityPaper Wine, Ale and Spirits Pavilion, and the jazz talents of Blues Alley. Tickets are $5 for one tasting and $20 for five tastings, with proceeds benefitting the Georgetown Ministry Center's services supporting the homeless.

The newly expanded Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge, located at 1624 Q Street, NW, is presenting an exclusive Pop-Up-Dinner on October 16th at 7 PM with internationally trained Chef Thang Le.  With a theme of “travels and inspirations in Asia,” Chef/Owner Jamie Leeds of Hank’s, an important mentor in Le’s career, will be hosting the 24-person dinner event in the restaurant’s new private dining room.  This special dinner is priced at $65 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.  Reservations are required and made by calling (202) 462-4265 and going to Ext. 2 (Shane Mayson).  

On Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in an exclusive interview for the Smithsonian Associates, Martha Stewart will discuss her influences and inspirations and the continuing evolution of American domestic culture. Stewart will also make a special presentation on entertaining in the home. The event will be held at DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street N.W.

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