From a press release:
“North Capitol Main Streets will host its 1st annual Taste of North Capitol on Thursday June 1st, from 7pm to 10pm. The event will celebrate the neighborhood’s diverse businesses and residents, and is a fundraiser for initiatives that enhance and promote commerce within the Bloomingdale, Eckington, and Truxton Circle neighborhoods. Held in the Atrium at the NPR building, guests can expect an awesome showing of food and cocktails as bars and restaurants come together for the first time ever to showcase the unique offerings of the neighborhood in this manner. The hashtag #NorthCapontheMap represents this hidden gem of a neighborhood is not so hidden anymore.
The Eckington, Truxton Circle, and Bloomingdale neighborhoods are home to some of DC’s most unique offerings and one-of-a-kind categories. From Jam Doung’s authentic Jamaican Cuisine and the city’s best BBQ at DCity Smokehouse to the cookies at Uncle Chips and the authentic Italian sandwiches from Yang Market, the North Capitol neighborhood has offerings unlike any other corridor in the city. Openings such as The Pub and the People and The Wicked Bloom, have ushered a craft cocktail culture in the neighborhood while others such as El Camino, Boundary Stone, and Big Bear Cafe provide laid back neighborhood hangouts for locals and beyond. The Taste of North Capitol aims to highlight this unique neighborhood and the businesses that make it so special.
Catch a dynamic drum duo jam as you enter the Taste of North Capitol and get hip to the neighborhood’s newest and coolest music studio on the block, 7DrumCity. Guests can expect a festive atmosphere, unlimited cuisine and cocktail tastings from the Taste of North Capitol’s host committee of chefs, restaurateurs, and mixologists. Live music from Aztec Sun Band, dancing, raffles and other surprises that will compliment the delicious evening are all in store. For example, farm to cocktail activations such as the Cultivate the City Mojito Tower and other fresh ingredients and garnishes from the area’s farmers markets and gardens.
The 2017 Taste of North Capitol host committee includes the following bars and restaurants and urban gardens:
Pub and the People
Old Engine 12
Jam Doung Style Cuisine Big Bear Cafe
Sylvan Café & Bakery Uncle Chips
Common Good City Farm Little Wild Things Farm Cultivate the City
Advance tickets are $75 and can be ordered online at here. On the day of the event, tickets will be $100. Tickets include unlimited food and cocktail tastings, gift bags, giveaways and complimentary parking.“