Thursday, October 24, 2013

Upcoming Foodie Events

Photo by Emily Clack
Thursday, October 24—Fighting Cancer with Poetry: On Thursday, October 24, Busboys and Poets will host some of the hottest spoken word artists from around the DC Metropolitan Area to share customized pieces about how cancer has affected them. This Def Poetry Jam-Styled event will help raise funds for a cancer awareness project. In addition, the event will celebrate the birthday of the person who's behind all of this; the CEO & founder of Christoph Writes, LLC, Christoph Jenkins. The Jin Lounge will host a mixer/happy hour from 6-7:30pm, and then the readings will start at 8pm next door at Busboys and  Poets. Tickets are $20 a person and all proceeds will benefit “Seize the Spread of Sarcoma” foundation. For more information, visit

Alisia Kleinmann, founder of event-based hospitality organization industree ( in Washington DC, is thrilled to announce its premiere pop-up event - F*CK FORKS ( - taking place on Thursday, October 24th from 6pm to 9pmat Taste of DC's headquarters located at 629 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The event is priced at $95pp with a large portion of proceeds going to FCancer ( Ten celebrated chefs and four notable local mixologists will be on-hand serving up inventive fork-free sweet and savory dishes, and shaking up handcrafted cocktails. DJ Kid Cannibal will be spinning music while ArtJamz presents live interactive art demos throughout the evening! For additional information and/ or to purchase tickets, please or

It's not that cold yet! Go out and celebrate Fall, my fellow foodies! TRUCKERBOO is this Friday at Half Street and M Street. Follow over 200 food trucks to this Friday-fest. From 11 AM - 11 PM, TRUCKERBOO brings live music, outdoor games and oh-so-many options for sustenance.

Get in the Halloween spirit with the Spirit of Washington’s annual Boo Cruise! On Saturday, October 26, guests 21 and over are invited aboard to indulge in hauntingly delicious hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar all night long. Enjoy the Spirit vessel’s three spacious interior decks as the DJ gets the party started on the dance floor! Don’t miss out on the newly redesigned rooftop lounge – perfect for sipping on cocktails and taking in impressive city views for miles. Halloween costumes are encouraged as the best costume will win 4 free tickets on the Spirit of Washington during the costume contest by the end of the night.

The Heights is updating their dining room, bar/lounge area, beverage program, and menu. In short, The Heights is updating everything! To perfect the update, The Heights will close from Sunday evening to November 1st at 5 PM. Before this neighborhood bar and restaurant becomes unable for five days, make sure to stop by The Heights on Sunday October 27th. Everything will be 50% off in their "EVERYTHING MUST GO" sale. As you await their new chef, new menu, and new look, make sure to incorporate a visit to The Heights in to your Sunday plans to enjoy their current menu for half price!

On Tuesday, October 29th, Zaytinya will host a special beer dinner with Steve Hindy, Founder of Brooklyn Brewery. Guests will enjoy a five-course dinner, priced at $75 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), featuring specialty beers from Brooklyn Brewery and menu pairings from Zaytinya’s Head Chef Michael Costa. Zaytinya is located at 701 9th Street, NW, 20001. For additional information, or to book a reservation, please call (202) 638-0800 or visit

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