From an email:
This Saturday from Think Local First DC (TLF) kicks off a week full of food events – for both consumers and the restaurant industry—-at Acre121 with BBQ, Beer, Bluegrass and Blues. Tickets for the event, co-sponsored by Acre121 and Listen Local First can be purchased online at www.eatlocalfirstdc.com
For $25, attendees will enjoy local BBQ and beer along with live music from local groups: Young Rapids, Typefighter and Frau Eva.
This is the first of 11 events that focus on local farms, products and the restaurants, organizations and people that are making locally-grown food more accessible in the DC community. Eat Local Week, scheduled for July 14-21 includes the signature Farm-to-Street party, an Industry Panel, the launch of a culinary incubation program.
This year a special effort will be made on the emerging culinary entrepreneurs that are growing the restaurant economy in DC. Washingtonians should prepare to see brick-and-mortar restaurants paired with the emerging class to create the most creative week ever.