It looks to be a busy weekend ahead with a lot of food-related events going on in the DC area. This is probably a good thing, considering I have no internet or TV at home right now (I’m switching from Comcast to Verizon and Direct TV). I’m supposed to have internet at home by now but there’s an issue with the connection and have been on the phone with tech support at least once a day this week. Ugh. Of course I didn’t realize how much I rely on having internet access until I’ve had to live without it.
So I’ll be jumping around from place to place, participating in some fun events, and probably eating a lot. That last part kind of makes me forget that I’ll be cut off from the online world for a little while! If you’re in the DC-Maryland-Virginia area, check out these happenings:
Celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and PassionFish’s Chef Christopher Clime will be engaging in a friendly, themed, cooking battle for the Cadillac Culinary Challenge. Attendees can sit and watch the battle and sample the chefs’ creations, as well as test drive new Cadillacs.
The event is actually going on around the US, but will be in the DC area at Reston Town Center (11900 Market St. Reston Town Center, Reston, VA 20190) on both Saturday, July 16th and Sunday the 17th. You can catch the cooking challenges at 11a.m., 2p.m. and 4p.m. on both days. I’ve been asked to attend, so I’ll definitely be there! And expect to see a post on it next week.
You can register for the event here: http://www.cadillacchallenge.com/
Markets! Who doesn’t love markets. There are actually 2 going on this Sunday, first is the DC State Fair Bake Sale, being held to help raise money to contribute toward making the fair an awesome one.
Expect a lot of great baked goods, especially from local food bloggers. I unfortunately have no time to bake this weekend, but I’ve made a plan to swing by and pick up some goodies and contribute monetarily. The sale is at Zorba’s Cafe in Dupont Circle, from 8am to 11am.
The second market going on this Sunday is DC’s Grey Market. It’s basically an “underground” market that is giving local food producers who don’t yet have the capital to open a store or pay farmer’s market fees a chance to sell their products. I attended the first one awhile back and though cramped in part of a restaurant space, there were a lot of great foods and food products being sold. So I’m looking forward to seeing an even larger lineup of small businesses selling all kinds of delicious things. It’s only $2 to get in, and it’s located at the Liberty North Market space, at 5th and I St., NW, from 1pm to 5pm.
Again, if you’re in the area, check out the Culinary Challenge or get some baked goods and other foods at the markets. And hope everyone (in the area or not) has a great weekend!