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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