What’s better than really good food? Really good food and beer prepared by two ingenious chefs, shared over the course of four hours, in a beautiful space with good people, and benefiting our local Slow Food chapter. Yep, it’s hard to get better than the latest Slow Supper….
With under a week to go until the Snail of Approval Awards Party, we have an exciting line up of chefs, farmers, and artisans to add to the growing roster. This unique event is an opportunity to mix and mingle with the individuals dedicated to shaping our food community. There will also be a silent auction with fabulous gifts from local shops, artisans and restaurants, some of which include items from Le Creuset, FRESHFARM Markets, and the Kennedy Center. So get your tickets while you can!
Chef Brian McPherson, the executive chef at Jackson 20, was the executive sous chef at Poste Moderne Brasserie, where we held the Snail of Approval Launch Party in 2010 and the first Award Party in 2011. Chef Brian and his team have worked to create a delicious menu utilizing locally sourced products including a whole hog barbeque which is donated by 2012 Snail winner, Longview Farm which will be accompanied by coleslaw and house made biscuits. September is the perfect time of year for drinks and a pig roast!
Charcuterie Board (house made by Jackson 20)
Assortment of Cheeses
Southern Field Pea Hummus with Fry Bread
Farm Fresh Deviled Eggs
Whole Hog Barbeque (Longview Farms)
Late Summer / Early Fall Squash
Lamb, Goat, and Vegetarian Tacos
Ice Cream Sandwiches (Moorenko’s)
Cocktails, Wine and Beer (Brooklyn Brewery)
For more information on the Snail of Approval program and to see prior winners please visit us at http://www.slowfooddc.org/
A special thanks to one of our sponsors, Brooklyn Brewery who will be in Washington DC from Sept. 17-22 as part of their National “Brooklyn Brewery Mash” tour. For information on the week long events, visit: http://brooklynbrewerymash.
“The Mash is an expression of Brooklyn art, music, food and the cultural links we see with many cities around the world,” says Brooklyn Brewery President & Co-founder Steve Hindy. “There is a revolution happening in the world of food and the world of beer, and we are happy to celebrate this revolution with our friends around the US.”
Join us to honor and celebrate the 2013 Snail of Approval winners!
Slow Food DC Announces Snail of Approval Winners
Slow Food DC unveiled today the 2013 Snail of Approval award recipients. All winners will be recognized in the Third Annual Snail of Approval Awards Party at Jackson 20 Restaurant and Tavern in Old Town, Alexandria on Sunday, September 22. Slow Food DC celebrates 84 total number of winners this year.
Slow Food DC (SFDC) Snail of Approvals recognize eateries and artisans who contribute good, clean, fair food to our community and spread awareness of the Slow Food philosophy and those establishments who support it. The award is SFDC’s way of acknowledging providers who are transforming the quality, authenticity, and sustainability of the food we eat and the beverages we drink in the City of Washington, DC and surrounding areas.
Nominations are examined by: the degree to which the establishment’s activities are aligned with the Slow Food DC mission in promoting and celebrating local, seasonal, and sustainable food sources; how much it is working to preserve the culinary traditions of the region’s ethnically and culturally diverse populations; and how it is supporting the right of all people to enjoy good, clean, fair food. There is no limit to the number of establishments that can receive the Snail of Approval.
Tickets to the awards event at Jackson 20 Restaurant and Tavern are on sale now: $48 for Slow Food members, $55 for non-members. See http://snail3.eventbrite.com for tickets and http://www.slowfooddc.org/snail-of-approval-directory for more about the program, winners, and celebration.
2013 Additions to the Snail of Approval Winners:
|2Amys Neapolitan Pizzeria||Green Hat Gin|
|3 Stars Brewing Company||Green Pig Bistro|
|Al Tiramisu||Hometown Harvest|
|Beuchert’s Saloon||Meridian Pint|
|Birch & Barley||Rappahannock Oyster Co.|
|Bistro Bohem||Relay Foods|
|Buck’s Fishing & Camping||Smith Meadows|
|Bull Run Mountain Farm||South Mountain Creamery|
|Firefly||Vigilante Coffee Company|
|Glen’s Garden Market|
Existing Snail of Approval Winners:
|8407 kitchen bar||Mom’s Apple Pie|
|The Atlas Room||Moorenko’s|
|Barrel Oak Winery||Northern Valley Pastoral Guild|
|BlackSalt Restaurant||Olin-Fox Farms CSA|
|Bon Vivant Company||Open Kitchen|
|Busboys and Poets||P&C Market|
|Clyde’s Willow Creek||P. A. Bowen Farmstead|
|Crossroads Farmers Market||Panorama at the Peak|
|Cultured Frozen Yogurt||The Pig|
|DC Brau||Policy Restaurant and Lounge|
|Deauville Fallow Deer Farm||The Queen Vic|
|Distillery Lane Ciderworks||Red Apron Butchery|
|Dolcezza Artisanal Gelato||The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm|
|ECO City Farms||Restaurant Eve|
|EcoFriendly Foods||Restaurant Nora|
|Evening Star Café||Ripple|
|Fisher Farm||Rocklands Farm|
|FRESHFARM Markets||Sandy Spring CSA|
|härth||Smucker Farms of Lancaster County|
|Hunter’s Head Tavern||Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar|
|Jackson 20 Restaurant and Tavern||Soupergirl|
|Kegotank Oysters||Stachowski Market & Deli|
|Lot 12 Public House||Tallula|
|The Majestic||Three Little Pigs Charcuterie & Salumi|
|Maple Ave Restaurant||Washington’s Green Grocer|
|Maple Restaurant||The Wine Kitchen|
|Market Table Bistro|
About Slow Food DC
The Slow Food DC (SFDC) chapter is a community that promotes and celebrates local, seasonal, and sustainable food sources; works to preserve the culinary traditions of the region’s ethnically and culturally diverse populations; and supports the right of all people to enjoy good, clean, fair food.
SFDC represents the national capitol area, including Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland. Members come from a wide variety of professions and backgrounds. SFDC organizes dinners, tastings, tours, lectures, and community outreach events providing SFDC members an opportunity to explore the richness of our region’s culinary heritage in addition to the diverse array of food and drink from around the world represented in our foodshed. Slow Food DC’s goal is to connect eaters with the biodiverse and sustainable food producers, as well as increase public awareness of slow eating.
The District of Columbia has no shortage of love for craft beer. We recently finished celebrating DC Beer Week, while earlier this year we played host to the Craft Brewers Conference. Even the Washington Post proclaims that DC is on the cusp of beer greatness. We are certainly excited two DC brewers are receiving Snail of Approvals in 2013: DC Brau and 3 Stars Brewery.
As a city, we appreciate good beer. So when Slow Food DC heard that Brooklyn Brewery partnered with Slow Food USA to help support our shared mission of good, clean, fair food, we leapt at the chance to participate! Collaborating with friends old and new, the Brewery has bundled up some of its favorite events into The Brooklyn Brewery Mash as a benefit for Slow Food USA. Including Washington, DC from September 17 – 22, The Mash will drop in 11 cities during 2013 and roll out a roster of parties, comedy, concerts, pop-up supperclubs and readings, all featuring humanity’s favorite beverage. Continue reading