Giveaway: SOUNDBITES @ 930 Club (To Benefit DC Central Kitchen)
svetlana | May 12, 2010 | 9:45AM |
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As part of BYT’s Food Month, we’re HONORED to offer media support to a FANTASTIC charity event going on next Sunday @ 930 Club.

On May 23rd for the first time 9:30 Club will expand to its exterior, for an afternoon/evening where some of DC’s best chefs and some of DC’s best musicians come together to benefit DC Central Kitchen which has been combating hunger in DC for 21 years now (check out Jose Andres raving about their programs here).


With the purchase of a ticket to SoundBites, not only will proceeds go to the area’s neediest people, but foodies will get to taste the specialties from 18 popular D.C. restaurants and caterers – including BGR the Burger Joint, Busboys and Poets, Church Key, Commonwealth Gastropub, Cork, EatBar, Fresh Start Catering, 

Harry’s Tap Room, 
Indique, Jaleo, Marvin, Maddy’s Bar and Grill, Masa 14, 
Mie N Yu
, Radius Pizza, Sauca, Taylor Gourmet, and Zola, Kitchen/Wine Bar. The chefs will offer tastes of their signature dishes throughout the evening, showing their support.

We are hungry just thinking of it.

For music fans, The dance floor will be as busy as the roomful of palates, since the crowd will also be treated to the sounds of DJ Will Eastman, US Royalty, Bluebrain, Fatback DJs, Beautiful Swimmers and Midnight Kids over the five-hour event.

Tickets cost 30 dollars a pop (Well worth it, even if it wasn’t for a good cause) and are available at the 9:30 Club box office or online at

NOW-you should buy the tickets FOR SURE but we do have 5 PAIRS to give away to 5 lucky winners this week (please consider still making a donation) in hopes of spreading the word about the event some more.

To enter to win, let us know what your favorite bite of food in DC is in the comments.

Winners will be notified early next week and


Recent Comments:
  • Sujan says:

    I read your poitnsg and was jealous

  • AB says:

    I’m sorry but Amsterdam Falafel. Only good falafel in this city, unless anyone else has a recommendation?

  • tc says:

    soo hungry after reading these replies….

    Food from many of the areas Peruvian eateries… yumyum

  • Kelli says:

    I miss Fetoosh and their hummus sandwiches, but I will happily nosh on Lebanese Taverna’s hummus

  • KM says:

    Oysters at Hank’s with lemon and fresh horseradish – no embellishment needed. intersperse w/ goldfish crackers as desired.

  • Megan says:

    The Weel Dressed Burito at Well dressed Burito…shhhh its a secret!

  • Brian says:

    Three words, Beef Shish Kebab. Best thing at 3am in Georgetown @ Morso Express.

  • NP says:

    I agree with Mandy Reid….. everything I’ve ever gotten from Morso Express has been delicious!

    And Michael….. obviously you don’t go shopping in Georgetown ’cause if you did, you’d know that you can spend almost an entire day there, so no, not just “dumb tourists” walk around Georgetown all day.

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  • LF says:

    I think I live for Zola’s Lobster Mac N Cheese. Does it get any better than that? *swoon* I totally go there by myself to sit at the bar and order lobster mac with a glass of their passion drink. I’m inlove :~)

  • Beth says:

    Mozzarella and tomato sandwiches at Potenza

  • Danielk says:

    The hanger steak at Ray’s.

  • J Yu says:

    The marinated rib-eye beef, also known as bulgogi, served over a bed of white rice with a fried egg, and with sides of kimchi, seasoned spinach, and a small salad all for 7 bux, offered in the middle of downtown DC by a category redefining street food proprietor named L Street Vending. Spicy sweet red pepper paste? Check. Fresh healthy ingredients? Check. Smile on my face? Check.

  • Laela says:

    fish and chips sushi platter at perry’s

  • Nina says:

    Jaleo’s Apples with Manchego cheese tapa!!

  • Jackie says:

    Fish and chips at the Argonaut with a Black and Tan. Yum yum yum.

  • Kisha says:

    My favorite food in DC is Ful — a deep bowl of fava beans, diced tomatoes, onions, jalepenos, with two scrambled eggs served with two steaming bread buns. This is served at a literal Mom-and-Pop Eritrean restaurant where 18th intersects with Florida. The tables are communal and the food is authentic, a rare and delicious experience, unique to Washington, DC!

  • nicole o. says:

    iceberry~ (honeydew melon w/ mochi)

  • Erica Walters says:

    As much as I love all our restaurants, I’ve gotten into a brunch-at-home habit, inviting friends over to save money and eat everything buffet-style, so I don’t have to decide between pancakes and eggs ever again. Favorite bite of food is homemade macaroni and cheese with sundried tomatoes with a mimosa on the side. Looks nice, too.

  • steph says:

    fish tacos at argonaut!

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    A pepperoni jumbo slice sprinkled with drama from the night, innocent flirtation, and stanky leg shakes then wadded into a tighly packed ball and eaten like a jawbreaker

  • stephc says:

    a mouthful of ben’s chili YUM.

  • Noah says:

    Crabcake at CF Folks. Hands down this is the early bird special joint for lunch + the guy who rings me up is what I imagine the shitmydaysays dad to be like in real life (unlike the upcoming CBS sitcom).

  • blanca estela says:

    the vegan brownie at dos gringos cafe is my jam. it’s the food equivalent of the hottest r&b track you’ve ever heard.

  • sanbasl says:

    the cracked black pepper wings and the skillet cornbread at Founding Farmers are awesome.

  • Yum says:

    nutella calzone at Coppi’s

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  • rm says:

    bibb w/ peppadew and feta @ cashions eat place.

  • padrock says:

    Edge of the Woods pizza from Pete’s Apizza. I wish I came with deep fried eggplant…

    And of course, I will donate to DC Central Kitchen regardless.

  • Sacha says:

    I adore the grassfed burgers at Commonwealth–medium rare with cheddar, please.

  • matt says:

    tacos (al pastor, carnitas) and tortas (cubana) from super tacos and bakery in admo on columbia. but only during the warmer months–if the front door is closed that place reeks worse than dan’s cafe.

  • Molly says:

    Masa 14’s crispy shrimp small plate….TO DIE FOR

  • Chris Z says:

    Tater tots from ChurchKey. These puppies trump Ore Ida. Crispy on the outside but buttery smooth on the inside, I have a hard time not dunking them in my fresh, crisp cask ale.

  • CC says:

    this may seem crazy but brickskeller has the best personal size pizza! i go there just for their pizza–the sauce is so unique. i will definitely spread the word! mr. egger as well as him program is wonderful.

  • sarah says:

    oregon ave sandwich from taylor!!

  • Rachel says:

    The brussel sprouts at Oyamel take a childhood nightmare and turn it into a taste of heaven.

  • Brandon says:

    Any of the milkshakes at Z-Burger in Tenleytown. Seriously, they’re the best shakes I’ve ever had.

  • CK says:

    cucumber uemboshi roll at STICKY RICE!

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  • alex labasquetbol says:

    The heady vegan meatball joint at Pumpernickel’s on Connecticut.

  • alex says:

    The heady vegan meatball joint at Pumpernickel’s on Conneticut.

  • LN-K says:

    Mussels with tomatoes and thyme at Bistro du Coin…. with a side of earplugs, please.

  • Michael says:

    Why would anyone other than a dumb tourist walk around Georgetown all day?

  • Mandy Reid says:

    Nothing is more satisfying after walking around Georgetown all day than the Lamb Pide at Morso Express! Add a little Greek yogurt to it… DELICIOUS!

  • xelizabethcorex says:

    Amen Michael!

    For me it’s the fried chicken liver/chicken gizzard combo at Golden Skillet!!!

  • Michael says:

    Fried Motherfuckin Chicken from the Hitchin’ Post
    anything from J.Bell’s Winghouse.

    I love me some black people food and I hate paying for presentation or atmosphere.

  • haicougar says:

    Bacon lollies at
    Founding Farmers make my mouth
    and belly happy.

  • Nate 1 says:

    The four-piece sandwich at Horace and Dickie’s Seafood Carryout on 12th and H. If you don’t know, now you know.

  • Kristen says:

    Free samples at the social safeway!

    • Valeria says:

      It’s about what you believe and what you have done.There’s a news about a fresh garduate “lawyer” who had forgotten to appear for his/her client within 14 days :p

  • dan says:

    cheesesteak with the works from the philly water ice place on H

  • Matt says:

    Ahi Tuna Burger at BGR.

    Rare tuna steak on a toasted brioche bun, topped with grilled pineapple and pickled ginger with teriyaki sauce. Changed my life.