Thursday, February 11, 2016

Restaurants & Program Announced for 3/13 Blue Jeans Ball

From our friends at the Capital Area Food Bank...

Union Kitchen, Ghibellina, Ice Cream Jubilee & More Local Food Brands Join Movement to End Hunger

13th annual Blue Jeans Ball raises funds to support the Capital Area Food Bank’s delivery of 37 million healthy meals in 2016

Just Announced:
• Auction items from noted American food writer Mark Bittman, and award winning pastry chef Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar, plus trips to Brazil, the French Riviera and more!
• The Allen Chapel AME Church Gospel Choir will kick off the program with a live performance

40+ savory and sweet tasting stations to include:

• Cabot Creamery Cooperative
• Café du Parc
• Café DuPont
• City Perch Kitchen + Bar
• Congressional Seafood
• Del Campo
• Fig and Olive DC
• Ghibellina
• Lavagna
• Meat Crafters
• Oyamel Cocina Mexicana
• Penn Commons
• Pinch
• Pizzeria Paradiso
• Restaurant Eve
• Ristorante Tosca
• Sodexo
• Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar
• Sotto
• Stanton & Greene
• Stonyman Gourmet Farmer
• Sweet Pearlz Cheesecakes
• The Fourth Estate at the National Press Club
• The Melting Pot
• The Palm Restaurant
• Thrive DC
• Two Acre Farm
• Union Kitchen
• Vidalia/Bistro Bis/Woodward Table
• Zeke’s Coffee of DC

• Restaurant co-chairs: Chef Ruth Gresser of Pizzeria Paradiso, Chef Sherry Yard of City Perch Kitchen + Bar, and Chef Jeff Buben of Vidalia, Bistro Bis, and Woodward Table.
• Emcee, Scott Thuman, ABC7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8
• Live entertainment by DJ John Jazz and Miss H.E.R.

When: Sunday, March 13, 2016
5 PM: VIP reception
6 PM: Tastings, cocktails and silent auction
8 PM: Program & live auction.

Where: Marriott Marquis Hotel
901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Hotel valet parking available for a fee

How: $200; the amount the CAFB uses to feed a family of four for almost two weeks
• Sponsorships are available to individuals or organizations at various levels.
• Ticket and sponsorship details available at

The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease and obesity. By partnering with nearly 450 community organizations in DC, Maryland and Virginia, as well as delivering food directly in hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That’s 12 percent of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents. Visit, or find the CAFB at, and Twitter at @foodbankmetrodc.