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Dining in DC Foodie Itinerary: To-Do this weekend and future weeks.

DID Memo Board FinalDining in DC’s Foodie Itinerary includes food-related events for this week or upcoming weeks. Below is a compilation of various, food-related events, such as tastings, fall festivals, and workshops or classes throughout the DC Washington Metropolitan area for the weekend or upcoming weeks.

** Thanks to Lindsay Silverstein and to everyone else who entered their suggestions to help Dining in DC  rename the To-Do list. Today’s listing is called “Foodie Itinerary”, just one of Lindsay’s many suggestions. To see the other suggestions, see the contest posting.  **

Sat/Sun November 7- 8, 2009


Upcoming this weekend is the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show – the premiere consumer event in the nation for cooking and entertaining enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.  Dining in DC is an official sponsor and will there both Saturday and Sunday to particiapte in this flagship event.  Admission includes entry to more than 250 exhibitors, live cooking demonstrations by nationally renowned chefs, tasting and entertaining workshops, plus presentations from Food Network celebrities Paula Deen, Giada De Laurentiis, Tyler Florence, Guy Fieri and the Neelys. Don’t miss the chance to see DC’s Hottest chefs such as, Cathal Armstrong, Bryan Voltaggio, RJ Cooper, Barton Seaver, David Deshaies, Mike Isabella, Victor Albisu, Jamie Leeds, and Robert Wiedmaier. This is a one-of-a kind event for anyone who loves to cook or entertain.

Sunday, October 8, 2009: Mad Men Viewing Party at Hook in Georgetown

Georgetown seafood restaurant Hook is hosting Hooked on ‘Mad Men’, a viewing party with period cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the episode playing on a pair of large flat-screen TVs. In keeping with the traditional libations of 1963, on Sunday, November 8th from 8 p.m. to closing, Hook will be offering specially priced classic cocktails like Martinis, Old Fashions, Manhattans, Side Cars, etc. and serving hors d’oeuvres. From 10-11, the bar’s two large flat screen TVs will be tuned into the Mad Men finale—so guests can enjoy the culmination of what already has been a climactic season…in style. Fedoras, pencil skirts, brief cases and thin ties welcome.

Thursday, November 12th 7 pm: Harpoon Beer Dinner at the Melting Pot in Dupont Circle!
$50 per guest (excluding tax and gratuity). A delectable feast paired with some of Harpoon Brewery’s greatest offerings. The Melting Pot Dupont Circle Location Only. Space is limited call (202) 857-0777 for reservations.

Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 11am – 1pm at Acadiana

Mastering the New Orleans Classics Holiday Cooking Class at Acadiana
Acadiana’s Executive Chef Brant Tesky shows you how to make classic dishes from the Crescent City and offers inspiration for your own holiday meals! Menu includes oyster rockefeller bisque, cajun fried turkey accompanied by sweet potato puree, smothered green beans, and andouille cornbread stuffing with giblet gravy. Dessert, of course is pecan pie!  $75 per person.  
For reservations contact Jillian Zins at jillian@passionfoodhospitality.com or 202-408-0201.
Acadiana 901 New York Avenue, NW * Washington, DC * 20001

generalticketNovember 18, 2009 – Pink Jams at the Clarendon Ballroom

PINK JAMS! is proud to present the Justin Trawick Group and Memphis 59 for the  first breast cancer benefit concert at the Clarendon Ballroom with special guest and Emcee Kate Marie Grinold (Miss DC 2008) and the Washington Redskin Cheerleaders. Besides an amazing live music show, there will a raffle of over a dozen items fantastic including autographed sports jerseys, Sirius and XM radios, band memorabilia, dining and shopping gift certificates, jewelry, and more!  All net proceeds go to support Pink Jams! and the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer!

Tickets are $50 (Premier)…$25 (V.I.Pink)…and $15 General Admission). Only General Admission will be available for puchase at the door.  Purchase tickets at www.PinkJamsDC.com

The Clarendon Ballroom is located at 3185 Wilson Blvd.  Arlington, Virginia

Doors open at 6:00pm; show begins at 7:30pm (must be 21 to enter) 

Slice of Life_590November 19, 2009Slice of Life (last day for pie orders):  Helping Others Never Tasted So Good.
Only 2 Weeks Left to Buy Your Pies!  Buy your Thanksgiving pies from Food & Friends: Food Bloggers Unite for a Cause and make a difference in the lives of thousands in need. We have raised $470 but have a long way to go in order to meet our goal of $2,700.  Each pie that you purchase, will provide ONE FULL DAY of nutritious, life-sustaining meals for a child or adult battling HIV/AIDS, cancer or another life-challenging illness.
We’re selling Pumpkin, Apple Crumb, Sweet Potato, Pecan and a Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake. In addition to a pie for yourself, buy a pie, or two, to be delivered to our clients on Thanksgiving Day. Please help out your community. Buy today!

Thursday, November 19th 7 pm: Arlington Dogfish Head Beer Dinner!
$55 per guest (excluding tax and gratuity)
Enjoy a fabulous four-course beer and fondue dinner at the Melting Pot hosted by Dogfish Head Brewery and Melting Pot MVP’s. Seating is limited. To make a reservation please call (703) 243-4490 and ask to speak to a manager.


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