Thanks to all for sending the reminder. From DCRA:
“The District’s 20 most popular street vendors will converge in downtown DC on October 7 and 8 for two full days of art, music, dance and of course the best food the vendors have to offer.
The Department of Consumer and Affairs (DCRA), in proud partnership with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Brightest Young Things, and the Downtown BID, presents the city’s first annual Curbside Cookoff.
The event is being held at CityCenterDC, the site of the old Washington Convention Center, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on October 7 and 8. Admission is free and open to everyone.
Details including the vendors after the jump.
The vendors invited to participate were selected from a week-long online open voting process and the vendors chosen can satisfy anyone’s cravings including:
* Red Hook Lobster Truck
* DC Slices
* District Taco
* Eat Wonky
* BBQ Bandidos
* Yellow Cart
* Pedro and Vinny’s Burrito Cart
* Curbside Cupcakes
* DC Empanadas
* Eat Sauca
* El Floridano
* Fojol Bros.
* Food Chain DC
* Fry Captain
* Yellow Truck
* Pleasant Pops
* Rebel Heroes
* Sweet Bites
* Sweetflow Mobile
Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite vendor on-site via paper ballot and via American Idol-style SMS text messaging. More details on the voting process will be announced in the next few days.
Brightest Young Things (BYT) is sponsoring a happy hour beer garden sponsored by Flying Dog after work on both days. They also mentioned something about a Winnebago. More details coming from BYT.
Curbside Culture: Not Just Food
The curbside is a place of gathering where people come together to share in cultural expression. And, at the heart of that sharing are two key ingredients: good food and a good time.
To create an arts experience that moves people (literally) to relax, enjoy themselves is what the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities aims to do. Bringing together the highest forms of art mixed in with popular and indigenous cultural themes with a dynamic food experience.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Curbside Cool: A relaxing afternoon of music and mural art from djRBI and Grafitti Artists Tim Conlon and Decoy. Also, featuring “in the crowd” performances by the “Acro-Yogis,” “The Light” and “Pastorale.”
Curbside Classics: A Dance Party through the Decades from featuring dj RBI in a dj exposition chronicling popular dance hall hits from the 50s/60s, 70s/80s, 90s/now paired with dance demonstrations for crowd participation in hand dancing, break-dancing, popping and locking, and line dancing. Artists include Markus Smith of the National Hand Dance Association and Beat Ya Feet Kings. And, to spice up the crowd, percussive music and dance including “The Human Beatbox” Christylz Bacon and tap with Quynn Johnson.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Curbside Cool: A calming afternoon of music and yoga with Yoga Artist Julie Eisenberg. There’s a yoga pose to help you digest all that food you’re sampling! In the crowd, more artists to keep the cool vibe include the “Acro-Yogis” and Pastorale.
Curbside Culture: An electrifying experience of percussive dance and drum featuring a stage performance by Farafina Kan and dance demonstrations with crowd participation by Sahara Dance and Farafina Kan.
For both events, crowds will be treated to an innovative sculpture presentation by Mark Jenkins.”
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Girls in Gear is a Non-Profit that teaches girls age 5+ life skills through bike skills. We aim to get your girl to fall in love with herself, her friends, and her bike! Registration is open across the DMV for our eight-week program that starts the weekend of September 23rd. Programming runs for 90 minutes once a week on a weekend morning.
All abilities of riders – balance bikes, training wheels, two wheels, road-bike pros and everything in between – are welcome. We are non-competitive and focus on having fun no matter what your level of riding is. We pride ourselves in being a low-cost program and also have a no-questions-asked scholarship policy that includes bikes and helmets if needed.
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Mieza Blendery Open in Alexandria’s West End
Mieza Blendery, located at 109 Clermont Avenue off Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, was founded by Alex Lynch, a DC native, who fell in love with brewing Saison and Sour beer after college. As a home brewer he bought his first wine barrel in 2011 and has been brewing professionally ever since.
All of the beers at Mieza Blendery are blends of multiple beers that are barrel aged, fermented with a mixed culture, and seasonally dependent. While most beers are fermented with a single yeast strain, a mixed culture beer has a variety of different yeasts that provide elements of acidity, dryness, and expressive aromatics. Barrel aging supplies micro-oxidation for the organisms, tannin, or imparts flavors from its previous occupant, such as red wine, bourbon or mezcal. We make blends with local berries and stone fruit in the summer, wine grapes in the fall, and engage in spontaneous fermentation on winter nights. Due to the differences in base beer, microbes, and barrels as well as the variance of each season on the fruit, and the blender’s choices on blending day, each blend has a distinct story.
We have designed an intimate tasting room at Mieza for you to come and enjoy our beers. They are available on tap and in bottles to go. These mixed culture beers age well in the bottle. We plan to offer a membership program after this year’s fruiting season.
LiLi The First FALL COLLECTION is so grand and exceptional, they needed two days to celebrate it.
Saturday – OPEN HOUSE, cookies and cocktails with newly arrived collections from Paris, Tokyo, Turin, Tel-Aviv and NY.
Sunday – MEET THE DESIGNER,