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Four Seasons Serves Up Gourmet Street Food for Great Taste and a Great Cause

October 14, 2014

Four Seasons Hotel Washington Executive Chef Douglas Anderson (Photo by: taste.fourseasons.com) Four Seasons Hotel Washington Executive Chef Douglas Anderson

Four Seasons Hotel Washington’s Executive Chef, Douglas Anderson and BOURBON STEAK Executive Chef, Joe Palma offer their take on American comfort but internationally-inspired street food menu priced under $10 as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Food Truck continues its epicurean journey in Washington, DC from October 13 -18.

Chef Anderson and Chef Palma will go head to head competing in Battle of the Chefs. While Chef Anderson is on board, the truck will serve Kale Caesar salad, DC Halfsmoke, Grilled Kimcheese, Lamb Burgers, Bulgogie Short Rib Sandwich, Mojo Spiced Chicken Kebabs, BBQ Spiced French Fries, and desserts.

Chef Palma’s street food menu consists of local ingredients with a twist; offering Dime Store BOURBON STEAK Burgers, Fried Old Bay Shrimp and Grits, Pulled Pork, Roasted Turkey Sandwiches, and Pickled Shrimp and Pecan Salad.

To accompany the entrees, $3 sides of BBQ Baked Beans, Apple Butternut Squash Cilantro Slaw, and Truffled Mac and Cheese will be offered, as well as “Fluffernutters” and Cider Carmel Dipped, Shortbread Lady Apples for dessert.

In keeping with Four Seasons mission of giving back to the local community and finding a cure for cancer, fifty percent of proceeds from the Medstar Washington Hospital Center stop on Wednesday, October 15 will be donated to the hospital's Washington Cancer Institute.

Tuesday, October 14: 6:00-8:00 pm PNC Georgetown Branch, Parking Entrance on M Street (BOURBON STEAK menu)

Wednesday, October 15: 11:00 am – 2:00pm MedStar Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street NW
    6:00-8:00 pm PNC Georgetown Branch, Parking Entrance on M Street (BOURBON STEAK menu)

Saturday, October 18: 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm PNC Georgetown Branch, Parking Entrance on M Street

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Insiders Support Catania at Fundraiser

September 16, 2014

Barbara Lang (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) Barbara Lang

A grand total of more than $10,000  was raised from a Sunday night fundraiser to benefit mayoral independent candidate David Catania, who reiterated that he has closed the initial gap of 33 points to a doable 3 points against Democratic opponent Muriel Bowser. According to Ben Young, Catania's campaign manager, some $6,000 was raised beforehand in conjunction with the event, another two thousand or so came in during the event, then more contributions came in immediately following the fundraiser. 

In his talk to the gathering, Catania cited the new independent polling of 1,052 people in the city. He said these respondents were 87% Democrats, older and highly likely to vote.

“The biggest barrier is getting past the party label,” he said.

Reyn Anderson, Gerald Lang & Lee Brian Reba (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) Reyn Anderson, Gerald Lang & Lee Brian Reba

Of the initial poll conducted earlier this year, Catania said: “When the Washington Post says you are 33 points behind, you don’t want to get out of bed in the morning.”

Taking a page from the British tradition, keep calm and carry on, he soldiered forth. 

In his talk at the fundraiser, Catania cited advancements in education and health care during his multiple terms as a DC City Council member.  He spoke of his new Vision Paper, which he released Monday, that includes strategies for investment in public education, housing, transportation, parental leave for DC residents, and an innovative campus.

Judith Terra & Mr. and Mrs. Savage (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) Judith Terra & Mr. and Mrs. Savage

Co-chairing the Women for Catania event were DC activists Sharon Ambrose, Cherrie Doggett, Marie Drissel, Antoinette Ford, Linda Greenan, Barbara Lang, Martha Mitchell, Barbara Savage, and Judith Terra, at whose home the gathering of about 50 supporters was held

Ambrose, a former City Council member, said she served with Catania for 10 years.  “No one works harder,” she said. “David can catapult us to where we need to be.”

Lang, who described Catania as “incredibly smart,” said: “This is still an uphill battle. We cannot let either of the other two candidates win. It would be an absolute disaster.” Also running is independent Carol Schwartz.


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Taste of Georgetown Returns Sept. 13

August 7, 2014

The annual Taste of Georgetown celebrates its 21st year on Saturday, September 13 from noon to 5;00 pm with creative tastes from more than 35 of the neighborhood's best restaurants, as well as an expansive Craft Beer & Wine Pavilion and live entertainment.

For the first time in the event's history, the Taste will move from Wisconsin Ave to K Street along the scenic Georgetown Waterfront. This longstanding event in Georgetown is hosted by the Georgetown BID and benefits the Georgetown Ministry Center's services supporting the homeless. 

Expect more than 70 dishes, family-friendly entertainment including bocce courts by Pinstripes, the return of the Iron Chef-style challenge, bluegrass and country music stage curated by Gypsy Sally's, the first-ever Taste Marketplace featuring Georgetown retailers, the opportunity to keep the fun going with After Taste Happy Hour, and more. Visit Taste of Georgetown for tickets and more information.

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