Wednesday, April 10
Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square
801 K Street NW
Celebrate the Best of D.C.!
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Washington City Paper is proud to partner with Food & Friends, 2012 Best Place to Volunteer BODC Winner. Food & Friends is a local nonprofit that provides meals, groceries and nutrition counseling to children and adults in the Washington region living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to Food & Friends to help deliver hope, one meal at a time.
Participating Restaurants, Mixologists & Breweries: Range, Dolcezza Artisanal Gelato, Kapnos, Shake Shack, Teddy & the Bully Bar, Tel’Veh Café & Wine Bar, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Old Angler’s Inn, BLT Steak, Café St. Ex, Masa 14, Rocklands Barbeque, The Carolina Kitchen, Tony & Joe’s, Bar Pilar, I Ricchi, Virtue Feed & Grain, Zengo, Georgia Brown’s, Darlington House, Ping Pong Dim Sum, Fujimar, B. Smith’s, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, Founding Farmers, Blue 44, Harth, El Centro D.F., Carmine’s, Mari Vanna, Farmers Fishers Bakers, P.J. Clarke’s, Del Frisco’s, Bar Dupont, Room 11, DC Brau Brewery, Chocolate City Brewery, Port City Brewery, 3 Stars Brewery, Latis Imports, and many more!Sponsors:
Verizon Wireless is...
A LEADER IN 4G LTE
Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider in the United States to build and operate a large-scale 4G LTE network—the most advanced wireless network technology available, with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.
A NETWORK OF FIRSTS
Verizon Wireless launched the nation’s first large-area 4G LTE network in the United States in December 2010, giving customers mobile access to the Internet at speeds up to 10 times faster than before. In 2002, we were also the first company to launch a wireless high-speed broadband 3G network.
A TECHNOLOGY INNOVATOR
Verizon Wireless has invested more than $80 billion since it was formed in 2000—on average more than $6 billion every year—to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to offer customers innovative services that enhance their productivity and quality of life.
COMMITTED TO CUSTOMERS
Verizon Wireless is a recognized leader in customer service, investing heavily in services and self-service tools that consistently deliver customer satisfaction. We operate more than 1,900 retail locations, including kiosks, across the country and offer a robust online and call-in customer service network.
The DC Commission on the Arts supports art efforts in the District through grants, professional projects, and education opportunities to individuals and non-profit organizations. The Commission on the Arts believes in allowing DC residents and visitors to experience the city’s culture through visual arts.
Rockville Audi and Porsche on Rockville Pike offers a wide variety of new and used vehicles of guaranteed quality. Car repair technicians and a fully stocked inventory of auto parts are on location. Not sure what you’re looking for? Try out Rockville’s CarFinder tool to get started. Your new ride awaits!
Headquartered in London, Diageo is the largest producer of spirits in the world. Last year, 17 out of the 100 top premium distilled spirits were Diageo specialties. The company’s name comes from the Latin word for day (dias) and Greek root meaning world (geo), together Diageo brings pleasure every day, everywhere.
Bulleit Bourbon: The self-proclaimed “Last of the Great Bourbons” is a Louisville-native, with its distinct Kentucky flavor distilled and aged in small batches. A Diageo best-seller, Bulleit contains a high rye content producing its uniquely spicy flavor.
Diageo’s Cîroc is made almost entirely from grapes. The vodka’s name comes from the French words cime and roche meaning the summit top of a rock. Loyal to its French roots, Cîroc’s snap frost grapes grow only on the highest mountains in Gaillac.
CityEats DC streamlines the dining experience by allowing foodies to explore the best restaurants in the District. Powered by the Food Network, users can read reviews and place reservations online all the while ogling pictures of decadent menu options. Bon appétit!
Ruddy Duck Brewery: This Solomon Island restaurant offers a wide variety of local brews accompanied by great food. The mascot of the restaurant, Ruddy along with his rowdy crew, is based on a breed of duck that migrates between North and South America.
With the My Taxi app for iPhone and Android phones, you’ll never be stranded in the rain hailing a cab again! My Taxi tracks passenger location and allows you to enter your destination before setting foot in cab. No need for frantic arm waving, the app displays your cab’s progression in real time and even includes a fare estimate.
Based in the center of the District, Wagtime offers a high quality of pet care and customer service. Your pooch or feline can enjoy grooming, daycare, or quality one-on-one time in the care of professionally trained staff. For organic treats and toys for your furry friends, check out Wagtime pet boutiques!
The Adams Morgan Business Improvement District (BID) is a non-profit organization of commercial property owners in the neighborhood dedicated to cultivating a safe and clean environment in Adams Morgan. BID enlists the help of maintenance workers and additional police officers to achieve their mission, in addition to organizing the Adams Morgan Day Festival.
Specialty beer importers, Latis Imports represents PALM breweries, the largest independent brewery in Belgium. Specializing in authentic craft beers, Latis Imports utilizes all four fermentation methods: top, bottom, mixed, and spontaneous.
DC Brau founders Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock create a much-needed, distinctly local beer for the District with “The Public” Pale Ale. In addition to offering free tours and tastings at the DC Brau brewery, the duo promotes DC Statehood and staying eco-friendly.
The ever-expanding Port City Brewing Company just celebrated its second anniversary. The Alexandria brewing company is named for the city’s history as a colonial seaport. A favorite of the area, Port City competes in the Virginia Craft Beers Festival and the Great American Beer Festival.
3 Stars Brewery began its foundation on tap at favorite bars all around the District. This past summer 3 Stars came on the scene with three new brews in time for DC Beer Week. The brewery supports local charities by donating spent grain produced in the brewing process that can be made into bread to fight hunger and poverty.
Chocolate City: This ‘hole in the wall’ brewery opened its public tap room in November 2011. Offering Cer Veza Nacional, Cornerstone Copper Ale, 1814 ESB, and soon-to-be-released Big Chair in stylish growlers from Capitol Hill to Chinatown. Chocolate City brewing company also provides frequent tastings in house.
Collected exclusively from the glaciers and waterfalls of the Beartooth Mountains in Wyoming, American Summits still and sparkling water comes naturally replenished by rain and snowfall. American Summits uses 100% recyclable glass bottles and organically filters their water through layers of mountain rock – leaving behind zero trace of a carbon footprint.