On Thursday, Nov. 8, the Anthem will host an event that can only be described as entertaining, debaucherous and delectable. That’s right—the 15th Annual Capital Food Fight, which benefits the work of DC Central Kitchen (DCCK), is coming to Southwest. “I have always been a huge fan of this particular fundraiser, and all of the cool people that put it on, and now we get the chance to make it even more fun. Now it’s like getting to have the best party of the year at my house,” said Seth Hurwitz, chairman of I.M.P. and owner of The Anthem and the 9:30 Club.

DCCK is the nation’s first and leading community kitchen, developing and operating social ventures which target the cycle of hunger and poverty. The event, which draws over 1,000 guests each year, gives taste offerings from nearly 100 of DC’s best restaurants. While enjoying the delicious nosh, guests have the opportunity to watch four local top chefs compete in a live onstage battle hosted and judged by the biggest names in the culinary world.

This year’s event will feature household DC celebrity names like José Andrés and Spike Mendelsohn as the hosts, while Ryan Zimmerman, David Guas and Tom Colicchio will serve as judges. Chefs participating in this year’s “fight” will prepare special dishes with surprise ingredients in the hopes of winning the judges’ votes. The local chefs are Autumn Cline (Executive Chef, Rappahannock Oyster Company), Kyle Bailey (Chef and Partner, The Salt Line), Alex McCoy (Chef and Founder, Lucky Buns) and Kevin Tien (Chef and Co-Founder, Himitsu).

More information about the event and the first ever silent auction can be found online at www.capitalfoodfight.org. Those wishing to attend will also be able to purchase their tickets ($275 for general admission and $500 for VIP) through the website. One-hundred percent of event proceeds support DC Central Kitchen’s work to combat hunger and poverty in DC.

By Southwester Staff


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