Photos by Nicholas Karlin
We’ve been lucky enough to spend the entire summer hanging out with the (beyond) cool folks at REI and it didn’t get better than last Sunday’s Wild Kitchen dinner at Maketto. Armed with more District Common than we could reasonably handle and surrounded by some insane foliage from Taffy Floral, we filled ourselves to the brim with some amazing food, courtesy of Maketto’s very own Erik Bruner-Yang.
Of course, the food and booze and beautiful atmosphere were all a plus. The real reason everyone was there was to support the Living Classrooms, an organization that is working tirelessly to give young people education and job training in some of our city’s most beautiful natural resources. As you can imagine, it was the perfect mixture of fun and charity. I’ll be dreaming about those gruyere wontons for weeks to come.
If you missed out on tickets to this dinner, we’re teaming up with REI to hold even more Wild Kitchen events with some of our favorite restaurants (like Cappy’s Crabs, Birch & Barley, and Whaley’s) and charities (Anacostia Watershed Society, Shenandoah National Park Trust, and the Chesapeake Bay Conservancy). You can grab tickets to our very next dinner here. Until then, check out our incredible photos. If only every meal we had looked this good.