Good Lunch with a Great Purpose: The D.C. Lottery to Host the 3rd Annual “Taste of 12″

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The third annual “Taste of 12″ is sure to have you tasting a little bit of everything on Friday May 21st.  Hosted by the D.C. Lottery, the event allows you to sample food from area restaurants AND contribute to a great cause.  Proceeds will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank, and will go towards the Pollin family’s initiative to give one million meals to the less-fortunate.  For just twelve bucks, you can sample up to six of the participating restaurants, which include but are not limited to: Acadiana, Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro, and Rosa Mexicano.  Zaytinya, the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s 2010 RAMMY nominee for “Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year,” will even be featured.

You might notice that all of these restaurants are located in the same vicinity, which is the common thread that brings them together every year.  The “Taste of 12″ is always held at the Verizon Center, and was originally a celebration of the building’s tenth anniversary.  It also served as a thank you to local restaurants and businesses for their support.  The event was such a success that it evolved into a charitable tradition in our community.

The “Taste of 12″ will be held between 11:30am and 1:30pm on the main concourse of the Verizon Center.  For more information, you can visit the Verizon Center’s website .  Get your tickets today!

Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, Courtney found herself in DC in the fall of 2005 when she began her studies at Howard Univeristy as a journalism student. Over the span of her collegiate career, Courtney began to realize that the District had grown on her within the few short years she had been here. She loves tv, food, shopping, and all things “girly.” She looks forward to experiencing everything the city has to offer. Read why Courtney loves DC .

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