Thursday, November 1, 2012

Upcoming Events: Metro Show and More!

Jose Andres and his team at Oyamel are celebrating their sixth annual Day of the Dead festival until November 2nd.  This years theme is around the ancient foods of Mexico.  The restaurant was inspired by the pre-hispanic foods set out as offerings on traditional Day of the Dead altars.  Mexicans leave staple foods such as beans, corn, chiles, chocolate and mezcal (tequila is a mezcal) on their altars so their loved ones can stay sustained in the afterlife.  The pre hispanic foods of Mexico are a mixture of ancient cultivation techniques (corn, amaranth, chiles and beans), collecting indigenous foods (fruits, chapulines, herbs and cacao) and the art of the hunt (fish, venison, turkey and quail).

All Day Election Day Happy Hour:  What better way to watch the results of the election unfold than on a big screen TV while enjoying happy hour specials at Capitol City Brewing Company?  That’s right, on Tuesday, November 6 starting at 11am through midnight, you can head over to Capitol City’s Shirlington or Downtown DC location to show your patriotic spirit with food and drink specials.  Deals include $3.50 pints of the signature Capitol City “Four Core” beers and $5 select appetizers.  For more information, visit .

Metro Cooking Show's All Star Line-Up and Food Extravaganza:  This year’s Metro Cooking Show on November 3-4, 2012 will feature some of the biggest names in cooking including:
·         Giada De Laurentiis (star of Giada at Home)
·         Celebrity TV chefs Jacques & Claudine Pépin
·         American chef, restaurateur, and television personality Michael Symon
·         Co-host of ‘The Chew’ and ‘Top Chef’ competitor Carla Hall
·         Top Chef judges -- Gail Simmons &Tom Colicchio, and
·         Next Food Network Star winner “The Sandwich King”  Jeff Mauro
In addition to these food stars, the Metro Cooking Show will showcase local and regional chefs’ cooking demonstrations, tasting and entertaining workshops, a beer, wine and spirits pavilion highlighting local mixologists, and nearly 400 specialty food exhibitors selling culinary products.  Ticket packages for a two-day pass, VIP tickets with meet and greet receptions, and day tickets are available at  This year’s Metro Cooking Show is an event you don’t want to miss!

DISHCRAWL makes its DC debut in Adams Morgan – November 14, 2012 – Dishcrawl, a national start-up founded on the premise that communities can create a more cohesive bond through exquisite cuisine and entertaining company, takes food lovers on a gourmet Dishcrawl to four distinctive restaurants in one night. Their mission is to give individuals a reason to get out of the house and socially engage with neighbors while helping local restaurants gain exposure. Reservations are $39 per person and can be purchased at restaurants are kept secret until two days before the event, at which time the first location is revealed to ticket holders only.

Photo by Emily Clack

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