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all photos: Stephanie Breijo, all brief words: Svetlana

This Sunday, for the third year in a row, DC Central Kitchen Joined forces with IMP/930 Club for a very special afternoon-into-evening fundraiser that is one of BYT’s favorite events of every spring. And considering that it features great food, delicious drinks, excellent music (this year curated by ESL Records) and a good cause/bonus karma points to boot, and all that for a bargain price of $40, it is not hard to see why.

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The pro move is to show up early and hungry, and allow yourself a solid rotation between the 25 or so food stands occupying the block which this year featured everything from Jose Andres’ PEPE truck serving the most delicious little grilled cheeses and jamon con queso sandwices ever, Dolci Gelati and Shake Shack bringing in some delicious cold treats, our friends over at Pearl Dive and Rappahannock Oysters with some awesome, fresh seafood and more…

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then, cool off inside with some live performances (which this time around included a stand-out first ever performance by Bone, Fur and Feathers, a local group consisting of some of BYT’s longtime favorites)

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and then head back outside for the MIXOLOGY MADNESS SMACK-DOWN which debuted at the event this year, as a reiteration on the IRON CHEF concept, only, you know-with alcohol.

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I was kindly invited to guest judge it (alongside Gina Chersevani, Todd Thrasher and Spike Mendelsohn) and we watched (and then tasted) as OYAMEL and GIBSON faced off in the first round (secret ingredient: lychees and syrup, and GIBSON won by a hair)

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and then FUJIMAR and PASSENGER faced off in round 2 (secret ingredient: cucumbers, and PASSENGER won in a landslide)

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with the final face-off including the use of apple cider vinegar and GIBSON taking home the win (though it was close and hey-you guys are ALL WINNERS in our hearts)

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SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR:

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MANY THANKS TO ALL THE RESTAURANTS THAT PARTICIPATED, donating their time and delicious, delicious food:

Even if you didn’t get a chance to make it and YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED/DONATE TO DC CENTRAL KITCHEN, please click here to learn how: http://www.dccentralkitchen.org/

AND NOW for your scheduled dose of food porn:

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