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Plan Ahead: Capital Food Fight

By Rina Rapuano | October 31, 2013 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

MexicanRiver North
Food28 Decor25 Service25 Cost$45

Art and Soul

AmericanCapitol Hill
Food22 Decor20 Service22 Cost$43


AmericanWest End
Food25 Decor23 Service25 Cost$56


Food25 Decor23 Service24 Cost$55

KAZ Sushi Bistro

SushiWhite House/World Bank
Food24 Decor14 Service19 Cost$57

The Source

Fine DiningPenn Quarter/Chinatown
Food24 Decor22 Service22 Cost$67

Blue Duck Tavern

AmericanWest End
Food26 Decor25 Service26 Cost$70

Le Diplomate

14th Street Corridor
Food25 Decor26 Service23 Cost$52

Toki Underground

AsianAtlas District/H Street Corridor
Food25 Decor20 Service20 Cost$23

Woodberry Kitchen

Food27 Decor26 Service25 Cost$49


SpanishPenn Quarter/Chinatown
Food24 Decor22 Service22 Cost$42

1789 Restaurant

Food25 Decor25 Service26 Cost$69

2941 Restaurant

AmericanWest Falls Church
Food25 Decor25 Service25 Cost$63


Cocktail BarPenn Quarter/Chinatown
Atmo.24 Decor24 Service23 CostVE

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