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Plan Ahead: Capital Food Fight

By Rina Rapuano
October 31, 2013
Photo by: Flickr/DC Central Kitchen

DC Central Kitchen’s Capital Food Fight, traditionally one of November’s hottest tickets, takes place November 11 beginning at 6 PM at the Ronald Reagan Building.

For the event’s 10th year, celebrity chefs José Andrés and Carla Hall serve as hosts for the fundraiser that pits chef against chef in a series of on-stage culinary battles. This year, Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio, Frontera Grill’s Rick Bayless, Olives’ Todd English and Art & Soul’s Art Smith will judge four talented local chefs who will square off for a good cause: Erik Bruner-Yang of Toki Underground, Bertrand Chemel of 2941, Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen and Anthony Lombardo of 1789 Restaurant.

While the battle rages, attendees can circulate throughout the space, tasting samples from 75 local restaurants, including Barmini, Blue Duck Tavern, Jaleo, Kaz Sushi Bistro, Le Diplomate, Ris, The Source and Vermilion.

Over the years, the event has raised more than $2 million for DC Central Kitchen, which helps unemployed DC residents begin culinary careers as well as feeding healthy meals to community members in need.

Tickets for the event cost $250 and are available online here.

Places Mentioned

Frontera Grill

Mexican • River North

Food28 Decor25 Service25 Cost$45
 
 
 
Art and Soul

Soul Food • Capitol Hill

Food23 Decor22 Service22 Cost$47
 
 
 
Ris Restaurant

American • West End

Food25 Decor22 Service24 Cost$57
 
 
 
Vermilion

American • Alexandria

Food26 Decor22 Service24 Cost$51
 
 
 
KAZ Sushi Bistro

Sushi • White House/World Bank

Food25 Decor17 Service21 Cost$47
 
 
 
The Source

Fine Dining • Penn Quarter/Chinatown

Food27 Decor24 Service24 Cost$68
 
 
 
Blue Duck Tavern

American • West End

Food27 Decor25 Service26 Cost$64
 
 
 
Le Diplomate

14th Street Corridor

Food- Decor- Service- CostM
 
 
 
Toki Underground

Asian • Atlas District/H Street Corridor

Food26 Decor22 Service24 Cost$22
 
 
 
Woodberry Kitchen

American • Woodberry

Food27 Decor26 Service25 Cost$49
 
 
 
Jaleo

Spanish • Penn Quarter/Chinatown

Food24 Decor20 Service21 Cost$39
 
 
 
1789

American • Georgetown

Food26 Decor25 Service26 Cost$70
 
 
 
2941 Restaurant

American • West Falls Church

Food27 Decor27 Service26 Cost$70
 
 
 
barmini

Cocktail Bar • Penn Quarter/Chinatown

Atmo.24 Decor24 Service23 CostVE
 
 
 
 
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