Listen Local First! Featured Events
Acre121, Think Local First and Listen Local First Kick-Off Eat Local First Week this Saturday
This Saturday from Think Local First DC (TLF) kicks off a week full of food events – for both consumers and the restaurant industry----at Acre121 with BBQ, Beer, and LIVE Music. Tickets for the event, co-sponsored by Acre121 and Listen Local First can be purchased online at www.eatlocalfirstdc.com
For $25, attendees will enjoy local BBQ and beer along with live music from local groups: Young Rapids, Typefighter and Frau Eva.
This is the first of 11 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. Eat Local Week, scheduled for July 14-21 includes the signature Farm-to-Street party, an Industry Panel, the launch of a culinary incubation program.
This year a special effort will be made on the emerging culinary entrepreneurs that are growing the restaurant economy in DC. Washingtonians should prepare to see brick-and-mortar restaurants paired with the emerging class to create the most creative week ever.
Visit http://www.eatlocalfirstdc.com/events to read more about each event.
About Eat Local First Week
Eat Local First DC is a weeklong celebration of local food- our local farms, our local restaurants and chefs, and our locally owned, independent retailers. This year's focus will be on local farms, local restaurants and the organizations and people that are making locally-grown food more accessible in the DC community. A special feature will be made on the emerging culinary entrepreneurs that are growing the restaurant economy in DC. Eat Local First is an initiative of Think Local First DC, a non-profit leading the local movement in DC with advocacy, promotion and education for independently owned businesses. For more information visit www.eatlocalfirstdc.com and thinklocalfirstdc.com.
About the Bands
Young Rapids is a DC-based pop band with an EP titled MindDrug. Their self-recorded debut album, DAY LIGHT SAVINGS, is scheduled for an August 2012 release. “Discuss”, the single from the forthcoming album, can be heard over at their Bandcamp.
Local rock ‘n’ rollers Typefighter have two EPs under their belts and are currently putting the finishing touches on their upcoming full-length album.
Located in Columbia Heights at 1400 Irving Street, NW Acre 121 brings Southern food traditions, craft beers and cocktails, and an approachable wine list in an old-line Washington barroom just steps from the Columbia Heights Metro. The coastal cuisine is complimented by weekly live music, which includes area artists performing a mix of traditional bluegrass, alt-country, and folk rock, among other genres, for a low country flavor with local fusion.
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