Eat Well, Do Justice: Celebrity Chef Knish Knockout! @ University of the District of Columbia Student Center
Sep 23 @ 11:34 AM – 12:34 PM

On September 23, 2019, Tzedek DC, a DC legal services organization will hold Eat Well, Do Justice: Celebrity Chef Knish Knockout!.  The event raises funds for Tzedek DC (“Sedek DC”), a non-profit organization headquartered at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law with the mission of safeguarding the rights of low-income DC residents facing often unjust debt collection lawsuits and other predatory consumer crises.

The event will be held at the University of the District of Columbia Student Center. Five acclaimed DC area chefs will create their own take on the knish, the traditional Jewish staple. Attendees will sample each creation and, along with a panel of judges, vote to determine the winner.

The five local Chefs who will be featured at the event are:

·      Cathy Barrow, Cookbook author and Washington Post Food columnist

·      Ian Boden, Chef, The Shack

·      Todd Gray, Chef-owner Equinox

·      Johanna Hellrigl, Partner, Fat Baby Restaurant Group, Executive Chef of Doi Moi

·      Keshaun Winston, Instructor at Cookology and former personal chef for President Obama

Guest Judges who will determine the celebrity chef winner (along with event attendees) are:

·      Renée McDonald Hutchins, Dean, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

·      Dahlia Lithwick, Legal writer, Slate

·     The Hon. Jamie Raskin, U.S. House of Representatives

·      Ed Scarpone, 2018 Eat Well Do Justice! winner and Schlow Restaurant Executive

Bonnie Benwick, Former Deputy Food Editor for The Washington Post, will serve as the Honorary Chair of the event.  Co-chairs for the event are Courtney Weiner, June Kress, Laura Kumin, and Nina Simon.

“Tzedek DC’s focus is fundamentally on a civil rights issue, serving the communities where predatory abuses in lending and lawsuits have been most prevalent,” says Ariel Levinson-Waldman, Founding President and Director-Counsel for Tzedek DC. “This event is an entertaining way to raise funds for this important work, in which we are inspired by the ancient command from the Book of Deuteronomy: “Tzedek, Tzedek tirdof,” or “justice, justice you shall pursue.”

Chance for Life Poker Run
Sep 29 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Poker Run

On Sunday, September 29, Chance for Life and culinary partner Chicken + Whiskey co-host a “Poker Run” to close out Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. Restaurants along the 14th Street/U Street Corridors will host bar game competitions (e.g. quarters, darts, card throwing, etc.) at each location. Guests must complete each of the five challenges to earn a playing card, forming a poker hand. Once all five playing cards have been collected, participants will return to Chicken + Whiskey for a closing party to submit their poker hands. The guests with the top three poker hands will win:

  • First Prize – Trip to Los Angeles, California – Roundtrip airfare for two (2) by Southwest Airlines and a two-night stay at The Line Hotel
  • Second Prize – Two (2) Chance for Life Poker Tickets + Four (4) Chance for Life VIP Taste Experience Tickets – Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ MGM National Harbor
  • Third Prize – Two (2) San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins Suite Level Tickets for Sunday, October 20 + one (1) parking pass included

                                All participating restaurant locations will offer drink specials during the event with a percentage of bar proceeds benefiting Chance for Life. For additional rewards, guests are invited to enjoy a ticket raffle at Chicken + Whiskey to win a multitude of prizes. 100% of all ticket and raffle proceeds benefit Chance for Life.

WHERE:                Poker Run – Restaurant participants along the 14th Street / U Street Corridors in Washington, DC:

  • Chicken + Whiskey (kickoff, registration + closing party) – 1738 14th Street NW
  • Service Bar – 926-928 U Street NW
  • Fainting Goat – 1330 U Street NW
  • Compass Rose – 1346 T Street NW
  • Colada Shop Rooftop – 1405 T Street NW
  • Black Jack – 1612 14th Street NW
DC Mac and Cheese Festival @ The Lots at Audi Field in Buzzard Point
Oct 19 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Let’s Get Cheesy….

Food Trucks, Restaurants, Food Vendors, and Chefs from MD/VA/DC will be serving up the best Mac and Cheese creations!

There are also over 60 craft beers, wines, ciders, bourbons, whiskeys and spirits to sample.

Over 25 Kinds of Mac and Cheese

Live Music from DC’s Hottest Bands

Crazy Creations in the Chef’s Corner

and so much more…


For A Limited Time. All tickets include a FREE Mac + Cheese T-Shirt.



$70 $50

2 for 1 tickets available to the first 100 ticket purchasers at 10am. After that tickets will be on sale for $50 for a limited time.

Valid Noon – 5pm. The VIP SESSION offers an exclusive tasting experience. Each guest enjoys: All-You-Care-To-Taste drinks, VIP toilets, 1 extra hour of tastings, souvenir glass, 4 Mac + Cheese Tickets, the Cheesy Chef’s Corner, and all Live entertainment. These tickets are limited and will SELL OUT. 


$40 $25

2 for 1 tickets available to the first 100 ticket purchasers at 10am. After that tickets will be on sale for $25 for a limited time.

Valid 1pm – 5pm. Each guest enjoys: a souvenir glass, All-You-Care-To-Taste drinks, all Live Entertainment, and the Cheesy Chef’s Corner. All Mac + Cheese dishes are a la carte.



Valid 1pm – 5pm. Each guest enjoys: all Live Entertainment, 4 Mac + Cheese Tickets (a $12 value) and the Cheesy Chef’s Corner.

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  3. DoubleTree by Hilton Celebrates “National Cookie Month” in Washington DC with “Sweet Rides” for Amtrak Passengers.

    DoubleTree by Hilton is teaming up with Amtrak to delight travelers by giving DC and Baltimore-area communters a “sweet” surprise for National Cookie Month. On Thursday, October 8, DoubleTree by Hilton and Amtrak tam members will give away the hotel brand’s signature chocolate chip cookie and walnut cookies along select Amtrak trains for Washington, DC Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station.

    Travelers and fans around the world are also invited to share a photo or story from the own “sweet” DoubleTree by Hilton experience using #CookieCare for the chance to win a variety of rewards, ranging from free cookies to hotel stays.

    The “sweet rides” are part of DoubleTree by Hilton’s Cookie Car program, which celebrates the brand’s global commitment to delivering the “little things” that enhance guests’ travel experiences.

    Amtrak Northeast Regional Routes from Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
    Thursday, October 8, 2015
    11:30 AM -6:00 PM

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