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Dine'N'Dash returns to D.C. June 9th

Facebook - Reviewing the new Jose Andres restaurant China Chilcano

PHOTO: Cocktails at China Chilcano (c) Sery Kim

On June 9, 2015, my favorite omnibus food event returns for its third annual binge of 17 different restaurants and food trucks in the heart of D.C. “Dine-N-Dash with Chef Jose Andres” will stroll through Penn Quarter enjoying speciality dishes, craft cocktails and live music from restaurants such as the new China Chilcano, Cubra Libre, Del Campo, Jaleo, OYA, Oyamel, Partisan, Ping Pong Dim Sum, Poste Brasserie, Proof, SEI, Zaytinya and more.

Food trucks will also be lined up in front of the steps of the National Portrait Gallery, the side facing the Convention Center, and all (!) proceeds from the event will benefit World Central Kitchen. World Central Kitchen is an action-based non-profit organization trying to find smart solutions to hunger and poverty.

I am so excited to be hosting the third annual Dine-N-Dash!” said Chef José Andrés, “This is one of our biggest fundraisers to support the work of World Central Kitchen, which finds solutions for hunger and poverty worldwide. I believe that food has the power to change the world, and I’m thrilled the people of D.C. continue to support this unbelievable event!

Last’s year event was an absolute crush of over 2,500 event goers who crammed in as much food and drinks as possible -- even though the 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. timeframe hardly allowed enough time for visits to all the restaurants and food trucks. Be strategic and hit up favored restaurants Del Campo, Partisan, OYA, Proof, SEI and the sexy newcomer China Chilcano before camping out with the food trucks around 8:30 p.m. for a nice close to the event.

Then, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., head over to Carnegie Library for more desserts, live music and drinks.

General Admission tickets are $129 and include food and drinks at all participating restaurants and access to the after-party with José Andrés. VIP tickets are $299 and include food and drinks at participating restaurants including VIP-only areas and dishes, pedicab rides, and access to select VIP-only areas and premium desserts and cocktails at the after party. Again, ALL PROCEEDS, go to charity so this is the rare instance for an omnibus food event where I recommend giving the extra $100.

For more information about the event, such as buying tickets, visit

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