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Taste of 8th Menu is here!

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Restaurants announce Taste of 8th menus!

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5 Pack of tickets = one awesome, multi-course international lunch! Shrimp & Grits at matchbox; Rye and Rosé at Chat's
Reaching for more wine glasses at DCanter

Here's how it works: one 5 pack of Taste tickets for $20.00 makes for an amazing lunch. When you pick up your tickets at will call located at 8th and G St, SE, the full menu of the day will be distributed. It looks just like a restaurant menu with Drinks, Appetizers, Main Courses, and Desserts and, then it's up to YOU.

Select the exact luncheon you're in the mood for by moving up and down 8th Street to various restaurants serving your choices.
You might begin at DCanter for Spring in Spain with a wine course of three lovely Spanish wines. Or try Capital Teas where you will receive a mason jar with lid full of iced tea to help you ponder your choice of dishes from some of DC's best restaurants.

Homemade Ravioli at Trattoria Alberto.
Lamb Jamb winner Lamb Halfsmoke at Cava
Then on to Trattoria Alberto for an appetizer of Homemade Ravioli Stuffed with Spinach, Prosciutto and Ricotta Cheese Topped with Pink Sauce.

Belga announced their dish to be served is a Flemish Beef Stew with Mashed Potatoes and Crispy Onions.

Try Greek for a Main Course at Cava with their Lamb Jam Winner - a Greek Half SmokeGreek bolognese dressed with mustard tzatziki, and onions.

Then, for dessert you'll have choices at Sweet Lobby / Souk where one of their delectable pastries has your name on it.

Or try the double dessert at Spring Mill Bread then add a scrumptious District Doughnut confection.

Finish off at Pineapple and Pearls with Vietnamese Iced Coffee- a special drink from Chef Aaron Silverman made just for Taste of 8th!

These options are just some of the choices as you customize an unforgettable lunch experience while enjoying the sunny afternoon predicted for this Saturday on Barracks Row.

Congratulations to our new neighbor in Eastern Market!

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East City Bookshop Celebrates Independent Bookstore Day with Grand Opening on April 30th

Washington, DC – East City Bookshop announces its Grand Opening lineup of events, featuring bestselling authors, local musicians, and a multitude of giveaways!


East City Bookshop will open its doors on April 30 with a Grand Opening Celebration from 10am – 8pm. The newly announced lineup of events includes:


  • Book signings by New York Times bestselling author Louis Bayard, and many more Washington-area writers
  • Exclusive Independent Bookstore Day releases from Neil Gaiman, Ann Patchett, and Kate DiCamillo
  • Frequent giveaways
  • Activities for children, including story time and a scavenger hunt
  • East City Bookshop After Dark, a lineup of local musicians and author readings
  • Writing and storytelling workshops for all ages


This jam-packed day will transition from family-oriented events in the morning and early afternoon to the East City Bookshop After Dark program in the evening, featuring music and readings for teens and adults. Readers who participate in three or more activities on opening day will qualify for a special in-store coupon. Each reading will also be followed by a special giveaway, culminating in a grand prize drawing.


“We’re planning a classic, independent, community-minded bookstore, with a dynamic selection of books for people of all ages,” said owner Laurie Gillman, a 23-year resident of Capitol Hill. “This Grand Opening event celebrates the diversity of talent here in our neighborhood, and our commitment to serving you—our community of readers.”


East City Bookshop is located at 645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE. The 3,200-square-foot shop carries fiction and nonfiction new books for all ages, as well as gifts and book-related items, toys, and art and craft supplies.  East City Bookshop also carries letterpress cards, and a curated selection of prints and locally made items.

The shop will host author events, book clubs, story times for children, and other events inspired by the community.


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Taste of 8th: Saturday May 7 1-4 PM

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2016 Event Schedule

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Our newly released 2016 Event Schedule is as follows. Make sure to mark your calendar!

May 7 (1-4PM): Taste of 8th

June 8 (6-8PM): Barracks Row Garden Party

July 4 (10AM-Noon): Fourth of July Parade

September 24 (11AM-5PM): Fall Festival

November 12 & 13 (All Day): Culinary Education Crawl

December 10 (1-3): Santa Arrives on 8th

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