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"A Taste of Shaw," the 2017 Shaw Main Streets Gala, Brings the Best of Shaw's Food and Drink to the Howard Theatre, 04/25/17!


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

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 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.
Includes unlimited tastings, beer, wine, soft drinks and complimentary valet parking.

This year's Participating Restaurants & Bars/Host Committee members include:

The Brixton/Ian Hilton & Basilisa Vasquez
Buttercream Bakeshop/Tiffany MacIsaac & Alexandra Mudry-Til
Cava/Ike Grigiripoulos, Dimitri Moshovitis & Ted Xenochristos
Convivial/Cedric Maupillier
Dacha/Dmitri Chekaldin, Ilya Alter & Quinten Frye
Dino’s Grotto/Dean Gold
Drift on 7th/Ferhat Yalcin
Eat the Rich/Derek Brown, Angie Fetherson & Paul Taylor
El Rey/ Ian Hilton & Carmen Nunez
Etete/Tiwaltengus Shenegelgn & Christopher Roberson
French Quarter Brasserie/Alita James
Haikan/Katsuya Fukushima & Daniel Pouidas
Half Smoke/Andre McCain
Kyirisan/Tim Ma
La Jambe/Anastasia Mori & David Bloom
The Passenger/Tom Brown
Service Bar/Chad Spangler, Glendon Hartley & Chris Wiloughby
Seylou/Jonathan Bethony & Jessica Azeez
Southern Efficiency/Derek Brown, Angie Fetherson & Paul Taylor
Tiger Fork/Greg Algie, Nathan Beauchamp & Ian Fletcher

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. Complimentary valet parking will be available in front of the theater.

Proceeds from the event support Shaw Main Streets' economic revitalization and historic preservation activities in central Shaw. The organization, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit,  has led the transformation of central Shaw since 2003.

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