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Award-winning Chef Kwame Onwuachi of Kith/Kin to Host “Late Night African Market” Celebrating Kith/Kin’s 2-Year Anniversary

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 2019, 8PM TO MIDNIGHT 

Honoring the essence and heritage of West Africa’s unique and diverse culture and cuisine, Kith/Kin at the InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf (801 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC) will be transformed into a vibrant night market on Tuesday, October 1 from 8:00 pm to midnight in celebration of the award-winning Afro-Caribbean restaurant’s 2-year anniversary. The interactive and enlightening evening will be accentuated with stunning waterfront views of the Potomac River on The Wharf, delicious food, eclectic sounds featuring live music entertainment from DJ Chardabat ranging from Afrobeats and Highlife to Afro-Soul, all intertwined with live dancing and sounds from traditional Djembe & Talking Drums.

Priced at $75 per person, eight chefs from throughout the District and DC area will create their spin on classic and modern West African dishes.  Sweet and savory bites by these celebrated chefs will encompass a diverse range of dishes and spices, such as Suya, Oleleh, Spicy Goat and Jollof Rice and Banana Bourbon. Creative cocktails  will be prepared by lead mixologist Sunny Seng, and will be available for purchase at the bar.  The event features specialty vendors such Calabash Tea & Tonic, Pelonkey, and  more.

“Africa is now!”, says award-winning Executive Chef and Author Kwame Onwuachi. “I want to celebrate the history of this amazing continent over the series of late night markets, bringing together different chefs from the DC area to celebrate the Diaspora.”

PARTICIPATING CHEFS

Caitlin Dysart: Centrolina + Piccolina

Danny Lee and Scott Drewno: Chiko + Anju

Erik Bruner-Yang: Maketto + Brothers and Sisters + Spoken English

Javier Fernandez: Kuya Ja’s Lechon Belly

Jerome Grant: Sweet Home Cafe

JR Robinson: Kitchen Cray

Opie Crooks: A Rake’s Progress

Peter Prime: Cane

Kwame Onwuachi: Kith/Kin

Paola Velez: Kith/Kin

All proceeds from the event will be donated to No Kid Hungry/Share Our Strength.

TICKETS: https://kithandkinlatenightafricanmarketeventbrite.com/


SAVOR THE DAY: TASTE OF BETHESDA

 30th Annual Food and Music Festival Set for Saturday, October 5, 2019

 Taste of Bethesda returns on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 11am-4pm and will bring numerous downtown Bethesda restaurants and five stages of entertainment to Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. Produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, downtown Bethesda’s famous food and music festival celebrates 30 years of diverse and delectable cuisine offered by Bethesda’s local restaurant community.

Taste of Bethesda is located on Norfolk, St. Elmo, Cordell, Del Ray and Auburn Avenues in the heart of Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. Five stages showcase musical and cultural performances, and a children’s area featuring art and craft activities, balloons and face painting will provide additional entertainment for young visitors.

As downtown Bethesda continues to grow, several new restaurants will debut at Taste of Bethesda this year: Casa Oaxaca, Leo & Liv, Lotus Grill & Bar and Poke Dojo among others. Returning favorites such as Bethesda Curry Kitchen, Chef Tony’s, Duck Duck Goose, Jaleo, Momo Chicken + Grill, Mussel Bar, Medium Rare, Tout de Sweet and many more will also be in attendance this year.

Live entertainment will complement the annual Taste of Bethesda and will feature the following bands on five stages: 8 Ohms, Caz Gardiner, Chopteeth, Heather Aubrey Lloyd (2019 Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards winner), Mary-El, Moonshine Society, Sweetnova and Patrick Alban will fill Woodmont Triangle with live music during Taste of Bethesda. The cultural music and dance stage will present Dynamic Dance Team, Furia Flamenca, Rhythmaya Dance, Soul in Motion and Tepua Hio Hio.

Admission to Taste of Bethesda is free. Tickets will be sold on-site to “taste” different foods; tickets are $5 for four tickets and a serving costs one to four tickets. The event is located three blocks from the Bethesda Metro station. Free parking is also available in downtown Bethesda’s public garages. The free Bethesda Circulator will transport visitors to and from the Bethesda Metro station and public garages.

Teaming up and serving as sponsors for the festivities will be Suburban Hospital, Gallery Bethesda II, Marriott International, MobileNOW!, Olde Towne Pet Resort, Sunrise Assisted Living, TD Bank, The Primary Day School, Pella Windows & Doors, Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Bethesda Magazine, Hot 99.5, WASH-FM and Washington Parent.

For more information, visit www.bethesda.org.


Washingtonian Hosts 26th Annual Taste of Georgetown, Presented by INFINITI

In Partnership with the Georgetown Business Improvement District

Washington’s annual Taste of Georgetown, returns on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 11am to 4pm, filling the scenic waterfront area on K Street NW from Wisconsin Avenue to Thomas Jefferson Street.
The family-friendly event will offer creative tastes from dozens of the neighborhood’s best restaurants and is free to attend.
In addition to an array of tasty food, the all-day festival will feature a beer garden, live music from local talent, and a kids’ corner with activities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to shop from the local retailers at the event.
Taste tickets will be available for purchase during the event from several ticket booth locations along K Street NW, or for a discounted rate online until Thursday, September 19 at washingtonian.com/tasteofgeorgetown. Each ticket will be redeemable onsite for one restaurant taste, beer (full pour), or wine (full pour).
Taste of Georgetown was founded by former Grace Episcopal Church rector David Bird and congregant Robert Egger. What began on the lawn of Grace Church in 1993 has grown into a premier food and beer festival of Washington, D.C. and continues to benefit the Georgetown Ministry Center’s (GMC) mission to support the homeless. GMC assists clients off the street and into safe, secure housing, and provides many outreach services including training, shelter, education and counseling.
The event is in partnership with the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID).


TABLA, SECOND GEORGIAN RESTAURANT BY THE OWNERS OF SUPRA, TO DEBUT THIS FALL IN PARK VIEW

Jonathan and Laura Nelms, owners of Supra, announce the late 2019 opening of D.C.’s second Georgian restaurant, Tabla. Tabla will be located at Lamont Street and Georgia Avenue in the Park View/Petworth neighborhood.

The name Tabla comes from a west Georgian word for an outdoor table used to serve the copious amounts of food characteristic of a traditional supra. As fans of Supra and Georgian food will know, “supra” means “celebratory feast.”

Tabla will carry on Supra’s standard of serving top-notch Georgian fare but in a more casual setting. Chef Lonnie Zoeller and the Supra culinary team, including Georgia native Ani Kandelaki, will oversee the kitchen, which will focus on two mainstays: khinkali (soup dumplings) and khachapuri (Georgia’s beloved cheese breads).

Tabla will feature several varieties of khinkali and khachapuri, some with traditional fillings and others representing the culinary team’s own imagination. In addition to these featured dishes, Tabla will offer vegetable-centric salads and starters and mtsvadi (kebabs). Like Supra, Tabla will offer an all-Georgian wine selection but with a more streamlined list. A thoughtful Georgian-inspired cocktail program, along with Georgian soft drinks and a selection of local and imported beers, will round out the beverage offerings.

Tabla will be open seven days a week, serving late breakfast, lunch/brunch, and dinner.

A fluent Russian speaker, and a novice Georgian speaker, Jonathan frequently travels to the region and lived, together with his wife Laura and their daughters, for three years in Moscow, where they observed the overwhelming popularity of Georgian restaurants among expats and locals alike. They look forward to being a part of the Park View community with the opening of Tabla.



Shake Shack, JRINK and More Local Favorites Join 2019 All Things Go Fall Classic as Official Food Partners

The sixth annual music and food festival returns to Union Market on October 12 and 13 with headliners CHVRCHES and Melanie Martinez

The sixth annual All Things Go Fall Classic returns to Union Market
(1309 5th Street NE) this fall with two thrilling headliners: Scottish synth-pop trio CHVRCHES and Melanie Martinez, a platinum-selling artist and filmmaker, who will release her highly anticipated album and feature
film K-12 this fall. The festival also features a special partnership with equality and inclusivity nonprofit She Is The Music.
The two-day food and music festival will take place on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, featuring performances by LANY, Betty Who, COIN, MUNA, Allie X, mxmtoon, Nasty Cherry, Arkells, Carlie Hanson and more.
Similar to the 2018 Fall Classic, Sunday’s roster will include one day of music devoted entirely to an all-female lineup.

The 2019 Fall Classic’s confirmed food and beverage partners include &pizza, Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company, Shake Shack, Bun’d Up, DC Empanadas, Swizzler, Arepa Zone, JRINK, Insomnia Cookies,
Nando’s and Taqueria del Barrio.
Since launching in 2014, the Fall Classic has evolved into one of Washington’s largest signature festivals, previously featuring artists such as Billie Eilish, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maggie Rogers, Kygo, Foster the People,
Sylvan Esso, Vince Staples, Bleachers, Future Islands, Tove Lo, Young Thug, Empire of The Sun and Passion Pit.
Tickets can be purchased at www.allthingsgofallclassic.com.


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