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A Taste of Shaw, the 2016 Shaw Main Streets Gala, is Coming to the Howard Theatre, June 1, 2016!

The Shaw neighborhood’s annual celebration of the best food and drink its restaurants and bars have to offer is back!

On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, A Taste of Shaw, Shaw Main Streets’ annual gala fundraiser, returns to the Howard Theatre for a night of stellar cuisine, cocktails, and beers from the event’s stellar Host Committee of chefs, restaurateurs, mixologists, and brewers, plus music and dancing. The two and one half hour event begins at 7:00 PM.

Advance tickets are $80 and can be ordered online at On the day of the event, tickets will be $100. Complimentary valet parking provided by U Street Parking is included in the ticket price.

This year’s Host Committee members include:

Sunyatta Amen/Calabash Tea & Tonic

Derek Brown and Angie Salame/The Columbia Room/Eat The Rich/Mockingbird Hill/Southern Efficiency                         

Tom Brown/The Passenger   

Gianluigi Delaccio/Dolci Gelati

Katsuya Fukushima & Daniel Pouidas/Haikan

Dean Gold/Dino’s Grotto

Joel Hatton & Tony Lucca/1905

Ian Hilton & Basilisa Vasquez/The Brixton

Ivan Iricanin/Ambar

Heather Leonard, David Bloom & Anastasia Mori/La Jambe

Cedric Maupillier/Convivial

Sherman Outhuok & Jesse Long/Thally

Josh Phillips & Alexis Samoya/Espita Mezcaleria

Donnie Simpson, Jr./Uprising Muffn Company

Abdelila Souada/Pizza D'Oro

Aschara Vigsittaboot & Ralph Brabham/Beau Thai/BKK Cookshop

Ferhat Yalcin/Drift on 7th

Nathan Zeender & Thor Cheston/Right Proper Brewing Company


The Howard Theatre is located at 620 T Street, NW, on the same block as the northern entrance to the Shaw-Howard University station on Metro's Green Line. Valet parking will be available in front of the theater, and is included in the ticket price.

Proceeds from the event support Shaw Main Streets’ economic revitalization and historic preservation activities in central Shaw. The organization has led the transformation of central Shaw since 2003.

For sponsorship information, email [email protected] or call 202-265-SHAW.