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Don’t Miss ZooFari on May 19th!


Chef Harper McClure treats guests with food from the Brabo team.

Gourmet Food, Fine Wines, Celebrity Chefs and Exotic Wildlife all at the National Zoo

Treat yourself to delicious cuisine from more than 100 of the area’s finest restaurants, while contributing to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s critical mission to save species. Food aficionados are invited to unleash their taste buds and enjoy tastings from the area’s best restaurants and wineries. The event, hosted by Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), will take place on Thursday, May 19, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the wild setting of the National Zoo.

In addition to extraordinary food and fine wines, ZooFari also offers a night of unforgettable entertainment. Throughout the evening, guests will be surrounded by live music, exotic animal encounters, a silent auction, and new this year, cocktail tastings with seasonal and gourmet ingredients crafted by popular mixologists. Celebrity chefs Todd … Read More

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Put On Your Favorite Canadian Tuxedo… You Have Some Tasting To Do!

By Kirsten Bourne, Capital Area Food Bank for Edible DC

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Where else can you eat like the First Family, try dishes from two recently named James Beard Award finalists, savor samples from many of  Washingtonian’s top 100 restaurants and be treated to one of the best ice creameries in the country…all in one place?

The Capital Area Food Bank—the largest hunger and nutrition nonprofit serving the Washington metro area—has pulled together these and others in their biggest fundraiser of the year, the Blue Jeans Ball.

If you nab your ticket now, on Sunday March 13th your taste buds will be guaranteed a journey through the Washington area with bites from 40 local restaurants, from Logan Circle’s Ghibellina to Chevy Chase’s Range, from Dupont’s DGS Delicatessen to Arlington’s Restaurant Eve! Wondering how you’re going to wash the unlimited food down? Christopher McNeal of Bar Dupont, and his mixologist friends from Sotto, … Read More

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New Belgium Sour Beer: Lost in the Woods

by AJ Dronkers, Associate Publisher & Digital Editor, EdibleDC  Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing


I sat down today with Nick Smith, Area Manager at New Beligum Brewing to talk about sour beer and this Saturday’s Lost in the Woods event.

AJ: What the heck is sour beer?

Nick: Sour beer can be any beer that has been fermented by souring bacteria. The bacteria breaks down sugars and other compounds in beer into organic acids that produce funky and sour flavors. The two main types are Lactobacillus and Pedicoccus.  For brewers, sometimes this a bacteria infection is intended and sometimes it is not!  As in all things, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some of the most interesting and complex beers in the world are created through years of sour aging.

AJ: How do you guys make your beer?

Nick: We create our sour beers by aging fully fermented … Read More

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Chef Tarver King Recipe Preview from The Farmland Feast

Top Chefs and Farmers Headline FRESHFARM Markets Farmland Feast

Tickets Available Now for Cocktail Opener!

The “First At The Feast” cocktail party on November 2 kicks off FRESHFARM Markets Farmland Feast evening in high style. Farmland Feast is one of DC’s most noted events celebrating local farmers and local food and serves as FRESHFARM Markets largest fundraiser. This year’s line up of food and drink is outstanding. Attendees can get fresh, local oysters, belly up to the beer bar, both curated by Rappahannock Oyster Company. And then the highlight of evening: Delicious small bites from eight of the city’s most talented and committed locavore chefs, regional wines and seasonal cocktails crafted by six of the best bartenders in DC. This event will sell out – so make sure and get your ticket asap here:  tickets

2015 Farmland Feast Chefs

Cathal Armstrong, Restaurant Eve ⋅ Amy Brandwein, Centrolina ⋅ Tony Brown, … Read More

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What’s New at the MetroCooking DC Show this Year?

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Event Director Gives Edible DC her “Top 5”

Giada De Laurentiis, Christina Tosi, Michael Symon, food and drink tastings, cooking demos…yes, it’s the 10th anniversary for the MetroCooking DC Show. Edible DC is a proud media sponsor of the largest “don’t miss” food lover’s weekend, back this year at the Washington Convention Center, October 24-25th, 2015. It is a huge event every year, but event director, Kara Krause, told us that this year’s event is the biggest and best ever and they expect record crowds. When asked what she was most excited about for this year’s show, she gave us her “Top 5” of what attendees can look forward to this year:

Hundreds of specialty food exhibitors will be gathered at the event. For people who love seeing what’s new and learning, a general admission ticket allows unlimited shopping in a food nirvana packed with over 300 top specialty food … Read More

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