by Prince Of Petworth September 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

From an email:

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That’s the idea behind La Poubelle (“The Trash” in French) — a gourmet, eight-course dinner prepared entirely from “recovered” food that otherwise would be headed to the dump. Restaurant-owner and chef Ashish Alfred and DC-resident Mattie Hanley are teaming up for the event to raise awareness about food waste. The dinner will be hosted at Duck Duck Goose in Bethesda on September 28 from 7:30-10:30 pm.

La Poubelle benefits KIND (Kids In Need Distributors), which delivers school lunches to underprivileged elementary school children. Guests donate $75 for the waste-free meal and 100% of proceeds go directly to feeding hungry children. The highly anticipated dinner has already sold out. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 19, 2017 at 3:55 pm 0

1827 Adams Mill Road, NW

From Tail Up Goat’s Jill Tyler:

“We moved to St. Thomas in the summer of 1989. Just a few weeks after we arrived, Hurricane Hugo hit. Our roof peeled away from our home and we took shelter in a closet and held a mattress over our heads. I was in kindergarten.

It’s strange how you adapt, what becomes normal. We didn’t have power for months. Our roof was a blue FEMA tarp. To bathe, my parents dipped buckets on ropes into our cistern to pull up water, and we showered with cups and buckets. We used Coleman camping stoves to cook and Coleman camping lanterns for light after the sun set. We had a cooler that we kept perishable food in. My mom stood in lines outside of grocery stores to wait to get to shop from the picked-over shelves. This was life for months. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2017 at 3:55 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

From an email:

Cantina Marina is hosting “Love for Love City,” a fundraiser for St. John, USVI, the hardest hit US territory by Hurricane Irma. On Wednesday Sept. 20, 10 percent of all sales and $2 of every Painkiller (the official cocktail of the Virgin Islands) sold will go to the St. John Community Foundation, a charity set up in the wake of Hurricane Hugo in 1989.

The promotion is valid all day (11:30 to 10 pm), but an informal group of “Friends of St. John,” who’ve found each other on Facebook in the aftermath of Irma, are gathering between 4 and 9 to cry, laugh, reminisce and rally hope and funds for the future of St John. All are welcome!

So grab your friends, family and coworkers for lunch, happy hour or dinner at a restaurant whose Painkillers (yes, they are topped freshly grated nutmeg!), fish tacos and dockside location will have you in a St. John state of mind. Together we are #StJohnStrong!

Parking and transportation information here: http://www.cantinamarina.com/location.html

NOTE: the restaurant is going on hiatus in October so don’t miss this chance to show your appreciation for Cantina Marina too!**”

by Prince Of Petworth September 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

201 Upshur Street, NW

From a press release:

“DC Bands to “Rock for Sanctuary DMV” at Slash Run on September 29
Ménage À Garage, The Prahns, District Sky Punch and Son Cosita Seria unite for a cause.

What: 250+ days into the resistance of the current presidency, four DC-based bands raise a fist in protest to the recent attacks against immigrants and other targeted communities at a concert benefiting Sanctuary DMV. Join us in solidarity to support our most vulnerable neighbors, to speak out against anti-immigrant policies and actions, and to #DefendDACA among other protections.

Who: DC bands Ménage À Garage, The Prahns, District Sky Punch and Son Cosita Seria

When: Friday, September 29, 2017,  9 p.m.

Where: Slash Run, 201 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011

Other: All ages. Cover $10. 100% of door proceeds to benefit Sanctuary DMV

Facebook event page at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/359699637781500/


Pop punk power trio Ménage À Garage (MÀG) has become known for “crushing venues across the region with their heavy, yet simple, melodic rock beckoning a return to the music of previous decades.” MÀG released its second EP “Throw My Doubts on the Fire” in November 2016.  Also since November 2016, MÀG has been spending its energy resisting and raising money for causes under attack. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

3118 Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Has anyone contacted you about clothing donations for Hurricane Harvey victims? I would love to donate some gently used clothing to the folks down in Texas but wasn’t quite sure who/where was accepting.”

From an email:

“Join us for an uplifting evening of DC talent at the Colony Club this Friday, September 8 at 9 pm (doors at 8:30). Attendees are encouraged to donate anything they can; Colony Club will contribute 10% of bar sales to audience donations. Donations will go to Houston-based organizations that center women, children, LGBTQ+ resources, residents experiencing homelessness, people of color, and displaced immigrant communities for a #JustHarveyRecovery. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 30, 2017 at 11:25 am 0

The Petworth restaurant will open on their days off to support the Greater Houston Community Foundation and The United Way. Photo credit: Farrah Skeiky/Dim Sum Media

If you want to eat for a good cause past Saturday – hit Himitsu.

From a press release:

WHAT: This year more than ever before, the DC restaurant community has mobilized to help neighbors and friends near and far. Earlier this year, Himitsu‘s Carlie Steiner and Kevin Tien supported Planned Parenthood ahead of January’s Women’s March. In the past week, Tropical Storm Harvey has flooded Houston and the surrounding areas, causing hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes.

In response, Himitsu will be open on Sunday September 3rd and Monday September 4th for regular dinner service and a Chicken Sando lunch pop-up. 100% of profits will be donated to local Texas resources- one for immediate relief and one for long-term relief that will help build back homes and neighborhoods. They are The Greater Houston Community Foundation and The United Way.

Himitsu will also be donating 10% of their profits (and will accept open donations) all week leading up to Sunday and Monday to Feeding Texas, a nonprofit that works with state and federal relief efforts and steps in during major disasters to help coordinate food efforts. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 30, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

via Crowdrise

From a press release:

“The rain hasn’t stopped falling over southeast Texas, but relief efforts are already well on the way from every corner of the country. It’s obvious from the horrific images of devastation all across Houston and the Gulf Coast, this storm will require help from all of us. While no amount of money is enough to replace lost loved ones or repair the mental and emotional damage left in Hurricane Harvey’s wake, any amount of money is enough to begin to help rebuild.

This Saturday, September 2nd, members of DC’s food and beverage community are banding together for a city-wide fundraiser in support of the American Red Cross’ relief efforts. Organizers from DC Brau and Boundary Stone, among others, are reaching out to partners in the community to join them.

“We are asking YOU, our fellow Washingtonians and members of DC’s vibrant and passionate food and beverage community to donate a portion of your sales this Saturday, September 2nd with the goal of raising a minimum of $25,000.00 to help those affected by the floods,” says organizers Gareth Croke and Colin McDonough of Boundary and DC Brau’s Brandon Skall. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 25, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

From GoFundMe:

“Mauricio Fuentes, husband and father of two, was murdered yesterday. Mauricio was a stalwart custodian of our neighborhood, and worked tirelessly for its improvement.

We will all feel Mauricio’s death, but none more than his loving wife and two beautiful children. This family has been forever changed and now faces the daunting reality of a future deprived of their patriarch and sole provider. (more…)


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