Recap: Sugar & Champagne for the Washington Humane Society

DC’s best dressed two- and four-legged friends gathered on Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center for the 2015 Sugar & Champagne Affair benefiting the Washington Humane Society (WHS). A standout event every winter, this year’s event did not disappoint. Processing throughout advantage of the spacious venue, Sugar & Champagne guests were treated to endless tastings and cocktails as they made their way throughout the stately ballroom and adjoining spaces. A very small handful of lucky guests–less than 50, Little Black Blog included–were invited to join the VVIP tasting reception, held on the second-floor annex overlooking the ballroom. Here, … Continue reading Recap: Sugar & Champagne for the Washington Humane Society

Washington City Paper’s Best of DC Voting Party

Be the first to determine D.C.’s best restaurants, service providers and winners of nearly 300 categories at the seventh annual Washington City Paper Best of D.C. Voting Party. Chow down on Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place‘s luscious raw bar and seafood delicacies. Don’t miss an evening full of live music and an open bar featuring the debut of New Belgium Brewing‘s Slow Ride Session IPA. $25 ticket includes unlimited food and drink. Continue reading Washington City Paper’s Best of DC Voting Party

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala

Nearly 50 of the area’s renowned chefs, mixologists and vintners will sample their best creations at the 18th Annual Signature Chefs Gala presented by Dixon Hughes Goodman and TTR Sotheby’s International. Mike Isabella, celebrity chef/owner of G, Graffiato, Kapnos and Kapnos Taverna, served as the event’s honorary chef. Jo-Jo Valenzuela of DC Craft Bartenders Guild returned as the cocktail chair. Proceeds support the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The event featured an array of adventurous foods, as always. Big on this year’s menus across the many restaurants participating were … Continue reading March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala

“Chefs Take a Stand” Returns to Washington, D.C.

Top Women Chefs and Mixologists Unite to End Domestic Violence  WHO:    The National Network to End Domestic Violence is partnering with top women chefs and mixologists to bring Chefs Take a Stand, a one-of-a-kind event combining great food, creative cocktails and an important social cause. WHAT:   Chefs Take a Stand includes Amy Brandwein of Alba Osteria; Mikala Brennan with Hula Girl; Gina Chersevani, Mixologist at Buffalo and Bergen; Sonya Farrell of Tarara Winery; Ruth Gresser of Pizzeria Paradiso; Carla Hall from The Chew / Cooking with Love; Kate Jansen & Tracy O’Grady of Wheatless by Willow; Mary Kelly, Mixologist at Del Campo; … Continue reading “Chefs Take a Stand” Returns to Washington, D.C.