Across the country, nearly one in five children will struggle with hunger this year, according to Share Our Strength. That’s more than 16 million children in the U.S. who do not get enough to eat. In DC alone from 2009 to 2010, 37.4 percent of households with children said they couldn’t afford enough food, according to DC Hunger Solutions.
To help drive down these statistics and child hunger, some of the DC bloggers are hosting a bake sale today as part of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. All you have to do is stop by and purchase some baked goods to help a good cause.
Here are the details:
Who: DC Food Bloggers and Share Our Strength What: A bake sale with all proceeds going to the No Kid Hungry Campaign When: Thursday, April 26, 2-6 PM Where: 1150 15th Street NW, Washington Post building on the first floor
Prince of Petworth has some good food news for us. If signs speak the truth, King of Kabob is taking over the old Bao Restaurant & Loungeat 1018 Vermont Ave. Also, if you love your seafood and need something more than a truck, PoP hears that Luke’s Lobster Shack is coming to Penn Quarter at 622 E St, NW. Luke’s currently has 4 locations in New York City. With seafood rolls and brisket (Hill Country) now available in PQ, I might have to move there.
The name reminds me a little too much of those books we all read in elementary school, but this is good news anyway! The Hill is Home updates us on BoxCar Grill (just a working name for now), which will be Xavier Cervera’s fifth (sixth if you count Pacifico) establishment on the Hill. The Hill is Home says BoxCar will be an upsale place with an in-house charcuterie, cheeses, and a large wine selection.
It’s almost time for another DC foodie favorite event, and also one of my favorites. DC’s strong culinary community will be joining forces yet again to fight childhood hunger with Share Our Strength at the 23rd Annual Taste of the Nation.
More than 75 of Washington’s favorite chefs, mixologists, restaurants and wine bars will come together to raise money and awareness for “No Kid Hungry” Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger by 2015.
Always billed as a culinary night to remember, buy a ticket and you’ll have the opportunity to try dishes from the capital’s best eateries, participate in a silent auction, and check out a number of live cooking demonstrations. Participating chefs include Haidar Karoum of Estadio/ Proof, Nicholas Stefanelli of Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca, Bryan Voltaggio of VOLT and Nick Sharpe of Ba Bay. Continue reading →