by November 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm 1,506 0


Acre 121 Trivia night. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]

Acre 121 is holding a trivia night unlike most on Monday, November 12 — 100 percent of the proceeds from the evening will support Cystic Fibrosis research and youth fitness at the MEB Foundation.

The low country-style BBQ spot in Columbia Heights will sell general admission tickets for $10. Tickets that include a drink and a raffle ticket are $20. Teams of four-10 people can compete for the winning spot. The winning team gets $50 toward the tab and a $40 credit for a ride home from Uber. Raffle prizes include gift cards to local businesses.

Acre 121 is located at 1400 Irving Street NW; trivia begins at 8 pm. Tickets for the event are available online.

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by November 1, 2012 at 11:00 am 1,345 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT] 

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The Highballers will play on Friday, November 2 for Dia de Los Muertos at Acre 121. (Courtesy of Acre 121)

Yes, Halloween is over, but that doesn’t mean the spooky season needs to end. Today, November 1, is Dia de Los Muertos, and  Acre 121 is celebrating the traditional Mexican holiday this weekend.

On Friday, November 2, Acre 121 (1400 Irving Street NW #109) will host local alt-country musicians The Highballers to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos. The event starts at 9 pm and includes drink specials, seasonal brews from Magic Hat and a costume contest.

The Highballers will play a mixture of original tunes from their upcoming album and songs from their dearly departed musical heroes such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Gram Parsons.

For more information, visit Acre 121’s website.

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by July 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm 1,618 0

"Eat Local First Week in DC"

Eat Local First Week kicks off Saturday, July 14, at 3 pm at Acre 121 in Columbia Heights. (Courtesy Eat Local First)

Tomorrow afternoon, July 14, Think Local First DC (TLF) kicks off a week full of food events with Eat Local First. The opening event is at Acre121 in Columbia Heights and will feature BBQ, beer, and live music. Time is 3 to 7 pm.

Tickets for the event, co-sponsored by Acre 121 and Listen Local First can be purchased online through Eat Local First. For $25, attendees will enjoy local BBQ and beer along with live music from local groups: Young Rapids, Typefighter and Frau Eva.

The Saturday festivities are the first of 13 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. You can purchase tickets for the events online.

Farm-to-Street Party on July 21

Eat Local Week, scheduled for July 14-21, includes the signature Farm-to-Street Party, an Industry Panel and the launch of a culinary incubation program. The Farm-to-Street Party will again be in Borderstan, on the 1300 block of V Street NW on Saturday, July 21, from 1 to 7 pm — and tickets are just $15. Six of the week’s 13 events are in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area!

Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week

Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week is also part of Eat Local First events this coming week. It celebrates local, independent restaurants in Washington, DC that source food locally. Dine at these restaurants between July 14-21 and enjoy Farm-to-Table menus, featured local entrees or discounts on local food. There are eight participating restaurants, with four of them in Borderstan — 2100 Prime, Busboys and Poets, Eatonville and Darlington House.

This year a special effort is being made to focus on the emerging culinary entrepreneurs that are growing the restaurant economy in DC. Think Local First says that “Washingtonians should prepare to see brick-and-mortar restaurants paired with the emerging class to create the most creative week ever.” For more information, contact Stacey Price at Stacey[AT] or visit their website. is proud to be a sponsor of Eat Local First 2012 and a member of Think Local First DC. Look for more information in the coming days on events in the Borderstan area.

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