Thursday, June 27, 2013

Upcoming Events Around DC

The lovely ladies from your favorite local news stations are hosting Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer on Thursday, June 27th from 7-9 PM at The Hamilton. Proceeds will benefit the Howard University Cancer Center. Event will include silent auction, pink cocktail bar, hors d'Oeuvres, Newsmen in Pink and more. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at

Farming and Ice Cream – the Perfect Pair: This Saturday, June 29, Flavorpill Media is teaming up with Ben & Jerry’s to host a volunteer opportunity and ice cream celebration. The Ben & Jerry’s truck will be doling out free scoops of City Churned ice cream (the favorite ice cream flavor as voted by DC residents!) to volunteers working at The Farm at Walker Jones. The Organic Farm Volunteer Project is from 1-4pm and the community celebration with ice cream is from 4-6pm. The Farm at Walker Jones is located at131 L Street NW, Washington D.C. The event is free, just rsvp at

Asado Grill Class: On June 29, Del Campo Chef/owner Victor Albisu will teach the secrets of cooking over the open flame in an intimate class offered just in time for the Fourth of July, one of America’s biggest grilling holidays. The class will begin with several cooking demos and conclude with an asado lunch, including wine and cocktails. Space is limited and reservations can be made by calling 202-289-7377.

“Chew on This” and Support United Community Ministries (UCM): United Community Ministries (UCM) is putting together a healthy food event chock full of tastings, a mobile farmer’s market, info tables, and experts to discuss nutrition and food policy. This event will focus on health and nutrition and raise awareness of the local food pantry amongst community residents. “Chew on This” will be held Saturday, June 29th from 1-3 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church (1909 Windmill Ln., Alexandria, VA 22307 ( UCM is a comprehensive social services agency in southern Fairfax County, VA that provides workforce development, emergency services, a child development center, and a food pantry to neighbors in need. The brochure for the event is below and the link to the event on UCM's website is:

At Bourbon Steak, our Head Sommelier Julian Mayor will lead a "Charcuterie and Riesling" class on June 29th with Chef John Critchley. The class is priced at $65, excluding tax and tip and will run from 11:30am to 1:30pm. At the class, Julian will talk to guests about how best to pair Rieslings with food and they'll taste some of his personal favorites, including the Rieslings by the glass that the restaurant will be serving throughout the promotion: the Leitz "Dragonstone" from Germany, Ovum "Off the Grid" from Oregon and Trimbach from Alsace, France.

Takeover Night at Graffiato: This summer, on the first Monday of every month, Chef Isabella will host a chef and mixologist Takeover Night to raise money for charity. This Monday, July 1, Graffiato will turn over the kitchen to guest chefs Aaron Deal from The River and Rail in Roanoke, VA and Craig Deihl from Cypress in Charleston, SC from 10pm to 1am. The bites are complimentary and guest mixologist Duane Sylvester from Bourbon Steak will create beverage specials for just $5. Guests will be charged a $10 cash-only cover at the door, and 50% will be donated to a different charity each month. In July, proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Taste of Hope, for which Isabella is the Chef Honoree. For more information, visit Join us for a night of great food for a good cause!

Celebrate July 4th, American Independence Day, at Café du Parc on Pennsylvania Avenue, America’s Main Street! The Willard InterContinental is hosting its annual block party-style celebration with a live band from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The outdoor fest features barbecue carry out lunch (picnic tables provided) with hot dogs, hamburgers and sweet crepes. Hot dog or hamburger lunch for $10, includes coleslaw, fruit and a bottle of water. Parisian-style sweet crepes station offers two items for $6. Wine and beer on tap is available as is an all-day dining Café du Parc menu.

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