We Love Food: Eat Local First Week

Photo courtesy of
courtesy of ‘LaTur’

It goes without saying that all of us on this site love DC–the people, the culture, the history, and yes, the food. Eat Local First, a local food campaign started by Think Local First, showcases local restaurants and locally grown food. From July 9 – 16, locavores can take advantage of various food events and specials at restaurants participating in farm-to-table restaurant week. After the jump, you’ll find more information about the events and restaurants.

Photo courtesy of
‘Columbia Pike Farmers Market’
courtesy of ‘MichaelTRuhl’

Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week

So far, 11 restaurants will be serving up food grown within a 50-mile radius of the District. No specials have been posted as of yet, but some of the participating restaurants include Ripple, Poste Modern Brasserie and Busboys and Poets.

Event Highlights of Eat Local First Week

Kicking off the week is a pig roast at Local 16 featuring Berkshire pork from High View Farm in Berryville, VA and fresh vegetables from Whipple Farms in Rixeyville, VA. For $15 (at the door or online), you get food and two drinks and the proceeds go to Think Local First. The roast goes from 12 – 5 PM on July 10.

We might be a city, but we have plenty of green space that make for some great gardens. On July 15 from 5 – 8 PM, you can do a self-guided Edible Urban Garden Tour through the city and learn how gardeners in DC put their green thumbs to use. The tour is $10 and starts at Old City Green. Note: the website suggests using a car or bike for the tour.

Rounding out the week is the Farm-to Street Party on July 16 from 12 – 5 PM on V street NW between 13th and 14th streets. There will be craft beer and wine, dishes with ingredients from local farms, and a pie eating contest. Tickets are $15 and provide you with 2 food tickets.

For a full list of the week’s events and to purchase tickets online, click here.

Photo courtesy of
courtesy of ‘caroline.angelo’

Marissa was born and bred in New Jersey, but moved to DC for undergrad at GWU (Go Colonials, go!), fell in love with the District and learned that there was life and civilization beyond New York City. She loves eating at white-tablecloth-three-forks-at-your-place-setting restaurants, but she’ll also be the first to suggest we scarf down some chili dogs at 2 am. Simply put, she loves all things food. You can also read about why she loves DC. Follow her on Twitter and email her at mbialecki (at) welovedc.com.

2 thoughts on “We Love Food: Eat Local First Week