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Capital Food Fight & Thurgood Marshall Gala!
Presented by WTOP
November 12, 2013

Capital Food Fight &
Thurgood Marshall Gala!

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Last night we went to the 10th Anniversary of DC Central Kitchen's Capital Food Fight at the Ronald Reagan Building.

We snapped the hosts, José Andrés and Carla Hall. This year's ultimate foodie event featured original tastes from 75 of DC's hottest restaurants, craft cocktails, wine and beer.

Stellar celebrity judges included Top Chef's Tom Colicchio and celebrity chef Todd English.

Béarnaise chef Spike Mendelsohn and Dolci Gelati's Anastasia Dellaccio. He's speaking at Bisnow's highly anticipated DC Restaurant Development Summit.

DC Central Kitchen is America's leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals, and rebuilding urban food systems. Here, Miss DC Bindhu Pamarthi.

Washington Nationals star Ryan Zimmerman with wife Heather and Wetherly Barker.

The Source's Scott Drewno and Del Campo's Victor Albisu.

Thurgood Marshall Awards Gala!

Last night we also went to the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund Awards Gala at the Washington Hilton. We snapped Tony and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday, the original Dream Girl, who sang some of her classic songs.

Delaware State Univ's Lisa Moody, Thurgood Marshall Fund founder Dr. Joyce Payne, and AARP's Winifred Watson-Florence and Rob Hagans. The gala celebrates the achievements of visionaries who have had a positive impact on the lives of students and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

ING's Chip Wheeler and Alicia Cong, Food & Friends' George Bednar, and Carl Johnson. Almost 1,500 were at the gala, themed Developing Minds ... Delivering Dreams which featured 500 current Thurgood Marshall scholarship students.

Susan Clifton, wife of Gala chair Jim Clifton, with U of Nebraska prez J.B. Milliken and his wife, Nana Smith.

Carleton Bryant escorts his sister, Act1 Group CEO Janice Bryant-Howroyd, who was honored as CEO of the Year.

Alfredo Flores and Travis Holler contributed to this issue.


Wednesday, November 13, 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Notworking/ Networking Series hosted by the Wine Cooperative at Aria Fresca on the Patio, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Wine, spirits, grilled bites and live music; special rate promo code "BZNW", info.

Saturday, November 16, 9:00 AM — 1:00 PM, The Trust for the National Mall hosts Tulip Planting Day of Service close to the National Museum of the American Indian, 4th St & Independence Ave. Organizations are welcome in assisting The National Park Service in raking and planting tulips, register.

Tuesday, November 12, 10:00 AM — 7:00 PM, Washington Hebrew Congregation Holiday Boutique at the Julia Bindeman Center, 11810 Falls Rd, Potomac. Free parking & admission, info.

TODAY—December 31, The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) collects monetary donations and gift cards for its Give-a-Gift program, to make the holidays brighter for the less fortunate, info.

Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 8:30 PM, EE Cuffs Look Book Release Party at Eighteenth Street Lounge, 1212 18th St. NW. Free entry, happy hour specials and treats, info. .

Tuesday, November 12, 7:30 PM, Worlds Apart: National Geographic Live presents Emily Ainsworth, 1600 M St. $24, info.

Wednesday, November 13, 4:00 PM, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough discusses his book The Right Path at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free, info.

Wednesday, November 13, 6:00 PM, Italian magician Zanin Ivano performs as part of the Kids Euro Festival at the The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage,2700 F St. NW. Free, info.

Thursday, November 14, 6:00 11:30 PM, Fight Night at The Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. Black tie, cocktails, dinner, auctions, and professional boxing. Benefits Fight for Children, info.

Thursday, November 14, 6:00 — 11:30 PM, Knock Out Abuse Against Women Gala at The Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW.Black tie, cocktails, dinner, auctions, entertainment. auctioneer: Wolf Blitzer. $600+, info.

Thursday, November 14, 7:00 — 9:00 PM, Thurgood Marshall Academy's Advocates' Council Kick-Off at The Huxley, 1730 M St. NW. Drinks and networking for a good cause. $40/advance $50/door, info.

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