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.