A Taste of Shaw Returns to the Howard Theatre, 04/18/18: Tickets on Sale Now!
The Shaw neighborhood’s annual celebration of the best food and drink its restaurants and bars have to offer is back! Join us for a night of stellar cuisine and cocktails from this year's Host Committee of chefs, restaurateurs and mixologists. Enjoy unlimited sips and noshes throughout the evening, plus live music and dancing.
A Taste of Shaw returns to the Howard on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 for a night of live music by internationally-renowned Ethiopian artist Yehunie Belay and his band, and libations and delicious bites from some of DC’s best bars and restaurants. Doors open at 7:00 PM.
The Taste of Shaw hosts are a who's who of DC's thriving dining scene in the Shaw neighborhood. This year's Host Committee members include:
Ralph Brabham & Nicha Thongpanchang/ Beau Thai - Shaw & BKK cookshop
Greg Algie & Nathan Beauchamp/ Calico
Alex Abebe/ Chercher Ethiopian Restaurant & Mart
Jeremiah Langhorne & Alex Zink/ The Dabney & The Dabney Cellar
Alan Popovsky & Demetrio Zavala/ Declaration
Dean Gold/ Dino's Grotto
Gianluigi Dellaccio/ Dolci Gelati
Derek Brown, Angie Fetherston & Paul Taylor/ Drink Company Pop Up Bar
Josh Phillips & Robert Aikens/ Espita Mezcaleria
Henok, Ben Tesfaye & Yared Tesfaye & Chris Roberson/ Etete Ethiopian Cuisine
Kevin Connelly & Alex Davis/ Farmers & Distillers
Brandon Williams/ Fish Scale
Ian Hilton & Brendan L'Etoile/ Gaslight Tavern DC
Katsuya Fukushima/ Haikan
Anastasia Mori & Dave Bloom/ La Jambe
Vinoda Basnayake & David Strauss/ Morris American Bar
Russell Braitsch/ Morrison-Clark Historic Inn & Restaurant
Jeff Miskiri/ Po Boy Jim
Glendon Hartley & Chad Lee/ Service Bar
Jonathan Bethony & Jessica Azeez/ Seylou
Rob Krupicka/ Sugar Shack Donuts DC - Shaw
Jonathan Nelms & Malkhaz Maisashvili/ Supra Restaurant
Eric Eden & David Deshaies/ Unconventional Diner
Tickets include unlimited tastings, beer, wine, soft drinks and complimentary valet parking. Tickets are $80 in advance (available at www.smsgala18.eventbrite.com) or $100 at the door.
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.
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.
Sponsors of this year's Gala include:
Premier Sponsors: Capital Community News, Edible DC, Douglas Development, Howard Theatre, Longview Gallery, Roadside Development, Where
Lead Sponsors: Beyond, Ethiopian Yellow Pages, Events by SLS, Events DC, Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, Miller Copying Service, Otim Williams Public Relations, U Street Parking, Valor Development
Gala Sponsors: Four Points, Pepco
Gala Donors: Blue Skye Development and Construction, Cannon Development, Dantes Partners, Ditto Residential, Holladay Corporation, Holland & Knight, Lincoln Westmoreland Housing, Lock 7 Development, Mallios & O'Bren, Veritas Law Firm
Gala Supporters: CSG Urban Partners, Ellis Development Group, Goulston & Storrs, Inle Development, Lee's Flower & Card Shop