Tuesday, April 18, 2017

DC's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry - Wednesday, April 19 at Nationals Ballpark

From our friends at No Kid Hungry...

DC’s Taste of the Nation Showcases Heavy Hitters of the District’s Dining Scene for a Cause

Top DMV chefs, restaurateurs and mixologists team up for a night at the ballpark to help end childhood hunger

Residents of our nation’s capital can enjoy the most celebrated food in the area on April 19, when DC’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, presented by Citi and Sysco, returns to a new venue, Nationals Park. The annual tasting event will showcase the city’s top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists teamed up for a cause: making sure all children in this country get the healthy food they need every day. One hundred percent of proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry's efforts to end childhood hunger in America.

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Location: Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Time: 6:00 - 9:30 PM for VIP/VIP Plus; 7:00 - 9:30 PM for General Admission

Led by Chef Chair George Pagonis (Kapnos, Kapnos Taverna, Kapnos Kouzina), Dessert Chair Tiffany MacIsaac (Buttercream Bakeshop), Mixology Chair Derek Brown (The Columbia Room, Mockingbird Hill, Southern Efficiency, Eat the Rich), and Sommelier Chair Nadine Brown (Charlie Palmer Steak), DC’s culinary tastemakers will provide guests with bite-size fare, craft cocktails, and sweets treats, driving taste buds out of the park.

This year, Citi is excited to host Judah & the Lion on the mainstage overlooking the ballpark. Judah & the Lion blend the twang of folk, the beat of hip-hop, the drive of rock & roll and the punch of pop to create a truly genre-bending sound.

The new venue will also bring a refreshed cocktail scene. National sponsor Glenlivet will host an on-site pop-up bar and mixologist Gina Chersevani will serve Casa Noble Margaritas out of her Union Market airstream Suburbia.

As always, Taste of the Nation will offer foodie fans a chance to sample the city’s latest dining spots, including ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar, Clarity, RPM Italian, Succotash and Whaley’s, and the greater DMV through “Baltimore Row” and “VA is for Food Lovers” sections. Baseball fans will also get a taste of the ballpark. A District Dugout area will feature some of Nationals Park’s favorite vendors, including Blue Smoke, Shake Shack, and On Rye!

Every Kid, Healthy Food, Every Day

Nearly one in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 29,000 kids in Washington, DC. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Since the campaign’s launch, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger to more than 500 million meals.

In 2016, DC’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised enough to help feed children in need more than 2 million healthy meals. Area beneficiaries include Capital Area Food Bank, DC Hunger Solutions, and Mary’s Center.

DC’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by national presenting sponsors Citi and Sysco®, national media sponsor Food Network, and national sponsors OpenTable, and The Glenlivet.

Tickets start at $100 for General admission. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit ce.nokidhungry.org/dc.

The best eateries in the DC area will be represented at the event, including:

1789 Restaurant, Agora Restaurant, Al Dente, Alba Osteria, Alta Strada, ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar, Art and Soul, B&O American Brasserie, Bangkok Joe's, Bar Pilar, Barrel, Belga, Best Buns Bread Company, Beuchert's Saloon, Bidwell, BLT Prime, BLT Steak, Blue Smoke, Boqueria, Bub and Pop's, Buttercream Bakeshop, Captain Cookie and the Milkman, Carlyle, Casolare Ristorante + Bar, Chloe, Choolaah Indian BBQ, Compass Rose, Cork Wine Bar, Del Campo, Dino's Grotto, Dirty Habit DC, District Distilling Company, District Doughnut, Doi Moi, Dolcezza, Don Churro, Espita Mezcaleria, Estadio, Farmers & Distillers, Firefly DC, Fluffness, Fork & Wrench, Gravitas, Hersh's, Homestead, Ice Cream Jubilee, Insomnia Cookies, Jack Rose Dining Saloon, Kapnos, L'Hommage Bistro, La Cuchara, Le Diplomate, Mandu, Mason Dixie Biscuit Co., Matchbox, Medium Rare, Modern Cook Shop, Mon Ami Gabi, Oceanaire Seafood Room, Olivia Macaron, On Rye, Osteria Morini, Ottoman Taverna, Palette 22, Pen & Quill, Petit Louis, Pinea, Plume, Policy, Preserve, Proof, Radiator DC, RASA, RPM Italian DC, Shake Shack, Sixth Engine Restaurant, Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar, Soup Up, Stella Barra Pizzeria, Succotash Restaurant, Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffeee, Summer House Santa Monica, Sweet Home Cafe at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Ted's Bulletin, The Bird, The Charmery, The Fainting Goat, The Food Market, The Prospect, The Royal, The Salt Line, The Sweet Lobby, Thip Khao, Tico DC, Trummer's On Main, Vinoteca, Whaleys, Whisked, Wit & Wisdom & Zentan

About No Kid Hungry:
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast, and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.