Naf Naf Grill Free Pita Day @ Naf Naf Grill
Oct 18 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The fast-casual Middle Eastern restaurant, Naf Naf Grill, is making its way to Washington D.C. and plans to satisfy the taste buds of customers at a rapid pace. On Wednesday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Naf Naf is celebrating its market entry into D.C. with “Free Pita Day” at 1875 K Street. Guests are invited for free pita sandwiches, fries and a drink from 11 am- 3 pm ET (while supplies last). The new restaurant officially opens on Thursday, October 19.

Whether it’s a pillowy pita or bowl of basmati rice to start, romaine lettuce, couscous or hummus, scratch-made signature Middle Eastern sauces, or an award-winning spit-roasted chicken shawarma, steak or crisp and tender falafel added in, customers are sure to be satisfied.

Naf Naf is committed to making a difference in the community and is proud to partner with No Kid Hungry . During the month of October, Naf Naf will donate $1 to the organization for every entrée purchased at the D.C. location.Just $1 can provide a child with 10 healthy meals and the restaurant is committed to raising enough funds to provide 50,000 meals to children in need.


California Wildfire Benefit @ Slate Wine Bar + Bistro
Oct 18 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

On Wednesday, October 18th Slate Wine Bar + Bistro invites you to join them for a very special wine tasting event benefitting the victims of the recent Northern California fires. 

Slate’s Sommelier Night Wine Tasting: Pinot Noir Wines, (Sonoma vs. Willamette) will allow guests to taste five different pinot noirs from the popular Sonoma, CA and Willamette, OR regions. Each wine has been hand selected by Slate’s chef/owner (and sommelier,) Danny Lledó.  A portion of proceeds from the evening will be donated directly to the North Bay Fire Relief, an aid initiative set up by Senator Mike McGuire, The Press Democrat newspaper and the RCU Community Fund, Inc. to assist those affected by the devastating fires in Northern California.


The is priced at $25/person and the event will run from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

* Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling (202) 333-4304 or online via OpenTable.


Slate Wine Bar + Bistro is located at 2404 Wisconsin Ave. NW in Washington, DC’s Glover Park neighborhood.


A Survey of Food History and Changes as they Relate to Candy…with a Tasting! @ Bethesda/Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
Nov 12 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Culinary Historians of Washington Are Pleased to Present

Susan Benjamin

A Survey of Food History and Changes
as they Relate to Candy…with a Tasting!
Sunday, November 12, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To be held in: Bethesda/Chevy Chase Regional Services Center

4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD

Discover the little-known history of sweets and how they shaped the nation. In her presentation
CHoW member Susan Benjamin will start with the Native Americans and move through
enslavement, the Industrial Revolution, war rations and today’s candy favorites. She’ll discuss
our mixed emotions about candy—love, hate, guilt, and nostalgia—which originated in the mid-
1800s. You’ll sample the candy from historical flavors of roots and resins to retro classics like Pixy
Benjamin is the founder of True Treats Historic Candy, in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, the
nation’s only research-based candy company, listed by Food Network Magazine and delish.com, as
one of the nation’s top 50 “Sweet Spots.” She has researched communications and the history of
culture for almost 40 years and is the author of ten books. She has worked as a journalist, college
professor, and communications strategist for Fortune 500 companies and other large
organizations, including a Clinton and later George W. Bush White House initiative. She presents
at museums, historical societies and other venues nationwide, including the Smithsonian
Museum of American History. A lifelong entrepreneur, Ms. Benjamin now devotes her attention
to researching the history of sugars and sweets.
Her tenth book, Sweet as Sin: The Unwrapped Story of How Candy Became America’s Favorite Pleasure
(Prometheus, 2016), made the Smithsonian’s “Best of Books about Food for 2016.” Her articles
and op-eds have appeared in the Chicago Tribune and Miami Herald, as well as other newspapers,
magazines, and on-line publications. She has also appeared on National Public Radio, NBC
News, Voice of America, ABC News Hour Radio, CNN and many more.

Winternational – 6th Annual Embassy Showcase @ Atrium at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Dec 6 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Title: Winternational- 6th Annual Embassy Showcase

Date: December 6, 2017

Time: 11 am- 2 pm

Location: Atrium at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center


Description: Winternational is an exciting celebration showcasing the cultural and culinary traditions of Washington’s diplomatic community. This festival has the atmosphere of a bustling global marketplace with each embassy promoting their country through vibrant displays of visual art, food, handcrafts as well as travel and tourism exhibits. Free and open the public, guests have the opportunity to travel the world and do some fun holiday shopping-all during the lunch hour!


Participating embassies include (list subject to change): Afghanistan, African Union, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, European Union, Georgia, Ghana, Haiti, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Lithuania, Malawi, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman (Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center), Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.


Price: Free

Register at: http://itcdc.com/winternational/


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