Post Tagged with: "Festivals"

Welcome Summer with Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival : June 21st

The countdown begins, after Father’s Day weekend is all wrapped up, you can kick off the official first day of summer with the annual Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival. It’s a family friendly event, but good enough for the likes of a group gathering or even a date. Details are below: Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 12:00 [...]

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Punch Pick: Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival : June 21st

Punch Pick: Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival : June 21st

Calling all families and friends in the capital region: the newly popular Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival is set to return this summer on Saturday, June 21st from 12:00PM-5:00PM in Old Town Alexandria’s Carlyle District. Delectable bites and delicious wines will transform the Carlyle District into a lively festival, complete with live entertainment, children’s corner, [...]

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Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival Celebrates 23 Years

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival Celebrates 23 Years

We could not have asked for more ideal weather for the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival’s all-weekend festivities. Friday night’s opening party helped towards the goal of $10,000, funds which would go toward Greater Reston Arts Center’s year round educational and outreach programs. The major sponsor of the event was the architect and interior firm [...]

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A Sneak Peak at the Green Festival, Coming May 31st and June 1st

A Sneak Peak at the Green Festival, Coming May 31st and June 1st

By Punch Correspondent Melinda Contreras  2014 marks the 10th year of the Washington, DC Green Festival, a celebration of all things green. When I say all things, I mean all things: Food, fashion, health, energy, construction, and design are all represented at the two day festival, which returns to DC May 31-June 1. The festival [...]

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It Was the Most Ideal Day for Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival

It Was the Most Ideal Day for Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival

With cooperating weather, a plethora of people came out to play (drink, eat, watch, listen, even get active) Saturday for the 2nd Annual Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival held right in John Carlyle Square.  Familiar voices and faces were at the mic on stage, shaded from the sun belonging to Kelly Collis and Tommy McFly of [...]

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DC Central Kitchen’s Soundbites Returns to 9:30 Club Stronger Than Ever

DC Central Kitchen’s Soundbites Returns to 9:30 Club Stronger Than Ever

By Punch Correspondent Karen Garnick  This past Sunday, 9:30 Club hosted the 4th annual Soundbites – an afternoon involving samples from over 15 of DC’s top restaurants, 7 bands, and 4 of DC’s hottest bars battling in the mixology competition. All proceeds from this event went to DC Central Kitchen. I jumped on the opportunity [...]

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Second Annual Alexandria’s Food and Wine Festival Returns June 22nd

Second Annual Alexandria’s Food and Wine Festival Returns June 22nd

They say if something works well the first time round, why not try a second? And how can you go wrong with good wine and great food at a family daytime weekend event? Please join us at the 2nd Annual Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival which returns on Saturday, June 22 in the Carlyle District of [...]

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Mark Your Calendar: Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival : June 23rd

Mark Your Calendar: Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival : June 23rd

What’s a summer weekend without good eats, great wines and an outdoor venue?  Virginians love them a festival particularly when it involves the grand nectar of grapes and a fun daytime community-oriented experience.  Get ready for Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival, which will take place from noon-5pm (rain or shine) on Saturday, June 23rd at [...]

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Upcoming Grape Festival at Zaytinya from November 14-27

Upcoming Grape Festival at Zaytinya from November 14-27

By Punch Palate Correspondent Megan McGrath Many of us have been to the stylish and scrumptious Zaytinya.  The Mediterranean-inspired restaurant opened in 2003 under the direction of José Andrés, and the menu features unique small plates that are perfect for sharing. The Greek philosopher Thucydides said “the peoples of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learned to [...]

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Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle

Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle

The Safeway National Capital BBQ Battle is coming up this weekend and we hear they are expecting 150,000 people downtown on Pennsylvania Ave, NW for BBQ, live bands, and lots of family festival entertainment. CNN listed the battle as one of the top 5 “Must Attend Summer Festivals”. Several local restaurants competing for the National [...]

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Weekend Pick: DC Jazz Festival

Weekend Pick: DC Jazz Festival

By Punch Preview Correspondent Whitney Stringer On Thursday night Madam’s Organ in Adams Morgan hosted Patrick Alban & The Noche Latina as part of DC Jazz Festival.  Musical influences such as Jose Feliciano, Jim Croce and Cat Stevens were evident as the band got the crowd of jazz enthusiast moving despite the steamy conditions. The DC Jazz Festival, the [...]

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Taste of Arlington

Taste of Arlington

By Punch Preview Correspondent Whitney Stringer This past Sunday nearly 15,000 locals took advantage of the pleasant weather to take in some yummy samples at the the annual Taste of Arlington. More than 40 restaurants including Jaleo, Eat Bar, SweetGreen and more lined Wilson Boulevard in front of Ballston Common Mall each offering anxious attendees [...]

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