Weekly Food News Round-Up
stephanie | Aug 14, 2013 | 12:35PM |

All the DC news that’s fit to eat (and drink).

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Ready for your weekly dose of food nirvana? We’ve got the District’s best events, #foodporn, weird news and more to push your gluttony to the belly-bursting max. From Beer Week to new menus and Julia Child’s birthday, we’ve got you covered…

This week in BYT food:

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Thursday 10/27
The Bentzen Ball Presents: Jon Dore @ Drafthouse Comedy
$25.00 / $25.00
The BYT Bentzen Ball Presents: Jon Dore! at Drafthouse Comedy ~~MULTIPLE SHOWS~~ Thursday, Oct 27th, 2016 6:15pm doors / 7:00pm Show Friday, Oct 28th, 2016 7:15pm doors / 8:00pm Show Friday, Oct 28th, 2016 9:40pm doors / 10:00pm Show Saturday, Oct 29th, 2016 6:15pm doors / 7:00pm Show Saturday, Oct 29th, 2016 8:15pm doors / 9:00pm Show @ Drafthouse Comedy 1100 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005 $25.00 tickets on sale now! This is an 18+ event. ~~~~ About Jon Dore: Named one of “10 comics to watch” by Variety, Ottawa-born comedian, host and actor Jon Dore is renowned for his offbeat humour and unique bait-and-switch style. Dore is a favourite on the comedy club and festival circuit in Canada and the United States. He has hosted the Just for Laughs Festival Homegrown Comedy Competition on a number of occasions and has enjoyed sold-out runs at the Festival’s Montreal and Toronto locations, at comedy festivals in Halifax, Vancouver, Portland and Washington, DC, and at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. From his humble beginnings as the co-host of the cable talk show Daytime Ottawa (Rogers Television) and the irreverent roving reporter on Canadian Idol (CTV), Dore recently starred in the critically acclaimed ABC-TV series How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) opposite Sarah Chalke, Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett. Dore is the host of HBO Canada’s Funny as Hell, a series showcasing bold and uncensored comedy from the fastest rising comedians at the Just For Laughs Festival, currently shooting its fourth season. He is the star of his own award-winning ‘mockumentary’ series, The Jon Dore Television Show, documenting his hilarious and outrageous debates on life’s challenges and changes, from weight loss to gender. He also served as co-creator, co-producer and writer on the series, proving he is just as comfortable behind the camera. The series ran for a successful two seasons on IFC and The Comedy Network. Dore starred in the stand-up specials Comedy Central Presents...Jon Dore and Comedy Now! (CTV/The Comedy Network); appeared on a number Comedy Central’s specials including Live At Gotham, CC: Stand-Up: The Bonnaroo Experience and Mash Up; made guest-starring turns on How I Met Your Mother (CBS) and Scare Tactics (Syfy); and was the lead in the CBS pilot My Life As An Experiment. A regular on late night talk shows, Dore has the honor of being the first stand-up to appear on Conan (TBS). Dore's feature film credits include the indie drama Gus opposite Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible III) and the comedy Stag, with Donald Faison (Scrubs) and Eva Amurri (Californication), which picked up two awards - Best Ensemble and Excellence in Filmmaking - at the LA Comedy Film Festival. TV Guide Canada called Dore one of the “rising stars of the future” and Toronto weekly NOW Magazine named him Best Male Stand-up. He is the recipient of four Canadian Comedy Awards including: Best Taped Live Performance (2010) for Just for Laughs; Best Performance by a Male in a Television Show (2009) for The Jon Dore Television Show; Best Writing on a Series (2008) for The Jon Dore Television Show; and Best Stand-up Newcomer (2006). He is also a two-time Gemini nominee (2008 & 2009) for Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series for The Jon Dore Television Show. ~~~ Thanks to our sponsor: http://www.heineken.com/ More Bentzen Ball shows available at: http://www.bentzenball.com Stay informed: http://www.twitter.com/byt
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Upcoming food events:

  • FIRST OFF, Julia Child’s 101st birthday is tomorrow and you should make sure to check out some great specials around the city to celebrate. Head to Marcels for some delightful tarragon chicken or you could try the tasting menu at The Jefferson, OR make your way to the American History Museum to check out their Julia Child themed Food in the Garden event. (And in case you’ve forgotten, Smithsonian’s Museum of American History has her full kitchen on display.)
  • In honor of D.C. Beer Week, Meridian Pint will give free beer to the first five people to find their Lost Rhino mascot.
  • On Sunday, August 18th, District Doughnut is holding its first-ever pop-up event  at Qualia Coffee in Petworth. They’ll be pairing goods like Dulce de Leche and Brown Butter with Qualia’s roasts but make sure to get there early–the event starts at 8:00 a.m. and only lasts ’til the doughnuts are alllll gone. (Side Note–remember that time we spent an afternoon in the kitchen with them?)
  • Ripple’s Executive Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley is cooking up a delicious four-course menu to help reach Fit For Hope fundraising goals. RSVP by email here.
  • On August 16th there’s a Jamba Juice Tweet-Up at the Dupont Circle location from 9:00-11:00 a.m.! Jamba’s 16-ounce smoothies will be $2 and early birds will receive free smoothies. RSVP on Twitter via #JambaDC.
  • And again, next month The Source’s Executive Chef Scott Drewno will host two Asian-themed cooking classes, with proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society. Call or RSVP via email.


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