Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Dine-N-Dash 2016 Photo Recap

José Andrés & Éric Ripert (r) at last night's Dine-N-Dash

Last year was great. This year's Dine-N-Dash (the fourth annual) was even better. How so? In a word... expansion. The number of restaurants more than doubled (from 12 to 30) which required a second neighborhood (14th Street, in addition to Penn Quarter) and lots more diners. Music to the ears of José Andrés and World Central Kitchen. More than 3,000 foodies were treated to a literal smorgasbord of tasty hors d'oeuvres from some of DC's best restaurants, including Barcelona, Cuba Libre, Oyamel and many more. Best bite of the night? Take your choice; but we settled on SEI Restaurant's delectable Kobe Slider. Coolest celebrity sighting? Éric Ripert, who's been out and about promoting his new book, "32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line," which I just finished a few days ago (great read!) Can't wait to see what's in store next year.

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Great start at Birch & Barley

Burnt Honey Panna Cotta at Birch & Barley

Lamb Merguez Flatbread at Birch & Barley

Live music at Estadio

Best variety: Estadio

Cork Wine Bar

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

Paella at Barcelona Wine Bar

More (Paella) on the way at Barcelona Wine Bar

Queue for Ghibellina

Best Bite: Kobe Slider at SEI Restaurant

Outside Pearl Dive Oyster Palace