14th Annual DC Crab Cake Competition Ivy City Smokehouse —The DC Food & Beverage Collective (DCFBC) and The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse is hosting the 14th Annual DC Crab Cake Competition. The contest will pit eight of the area’s top chefs against one another in a crab cake showdown utilizing Department-verified Maryland blue crab. The winning chef’s restaurant will receive funds to support a culinary intern in their kitchen. In addition to this “main event,” students from area culinary schools or programs will compete in their own crab cake competition. The winning student will be awarded a $500 scholarship. Cost: $85 for non-DCFBC members $75 for members Ticket includes 8 chef signature crab cakes, oyster shucking station, smoked fish station, clam chowder station, Ivy City Smokehouse passed appetizers, and sponsored beer, wine, and liquor.
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3rd Annual Taste of North Capitol —  June 6, 2019, at the NPR Building is when the event takes place. Hosted by the Bates, Bloomingdale, Eckington, and Truxton neighborhoods, the event will feature unlimited tastes from the unique bars and restaurants found in this pocket of DC.  Some include Anxo Cidery, DCity Smokehouse, Truxton Inn, Boundary Stone, Wicked Bloom, Pub and the People, The Eleanor and more. Guests will enjoy a concert featuring The Archives and sip on cocktails inspired by these neighborhoods at the “Capitol Commons” Bar sponsored by Hotaling & Co.  North Capitol Main Streets always gives great swag and this year will be no different! Tickets start at only $30.
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Taste of Adams Morgan — On Tuesday, June 4 from 5 – 9 pm at the 7th Annual Taste of Adams Morgan. Voted Eater DCs 2018 Dining Neighborhood of the Year, #TasteofAdMo brings together over 20 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants while supporting the 50,000 individuals served by Mary’s Center’s comprehensive healthcare, education, and social service programs! Each participating restaurant offers at least two tasting options of choice, highlighting their signature dishes or cocktails. Tasting Guides with a map of all participating restaurants and the dishes they are offering will be handed out at check-in to guide you on your culinary adventure. So, get ready for an afternoon filled with diverse cuisine and great vibes. You decide where to go and what to taste, making this a great event for large groups, families, or even date night.