Last year was my first year going to an event benefitting the Capital Area Food Bank. This year's event entitled "Taste of 12" will be held on Friday, May 21, 2010 from 11:30-1:30PM at the Verizon Center.
Each year, they get several of the top restaurants in DC (i.e. Oyamel, Matchbox, Jaleo, Gifford's Ice Cream) to come together and allow people to sample their various specialities.
You don't have to RSVP or pre-pay, just simply show up with $12, either cash and charge. I would recommend cash because the credit card line last year was much longer and delayed our progress in getting to the food. For your $12, you get 6 tickets which you take to the restaurants of your choice. Last year, I sampled some of everything from shrimp ceviche to crab cakes to a citrus chicken dish. They also had a couple of vendors that provided dessert, refreshing ice cream and frozen coffees if I recall correctly.
If you work downtown, this is a great chance to get out of the office and enjoy some of the best restaurants DC has to offer and the best part is the proceeds go directly to the Capital Area Food Bank. I'll be there, will you?
For more information, visit http://www.nba.com/wizards/community/tasteoftwelve_100429.html
Taste of 12
601 F Street NW