• FORAGE consignment + vintage POP-UP SHOP @ Toki Underground

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    Toki Underground chef-owner Erik Bruner-Yang is hosting a slew of fellow University of Mary Washington grads and entrepreneurs at a one-day only POP-UP SHOP on Sunday, December 9th from 12pm to 5pm.

    FORAGE owners Megan Parry and Alicia Austin will sell a mix of vintage and current label clothing as well as handmade jewelry and accessories. The girls are culling their collections to bring DC the coolest, most unique pieces from their brick + mortar shop in Fredericksburg, VA (par example: there's a baby pink flouncy leather Phillip Lim mini skirt and a 70s magenta deep v silk jumpsuit that are TDF). Megan and Alicia will also be selling their own handmade friendship bracelets, ponytail holders and magnets (all perfect stocking stuffers that are super easy on the wallet).

    Local artist J.Coleman will be selling original prints made specifically for the pop-up. Sara Gossett will have handmade greeting cards on hand and Marie Snyder of Luna Rosa jewelry will have handmade fabric earrings and resin rings.

    There will be a bartender on-hand slinging drinks for those who prefer to shop tipsy (and really, who doesn't?). Remember, there won't be any food service; you'll have to get your sustenance from sake, sequins and cashmere.

    Prices start at $3. All major credit cards and cash accepted.

    Questions? Please contact Megan + Alicia at forageboutique@gmail.com
    Attending? Don't forget to RSVP through our Facebook event!

  • Love Crab Cakes?

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    Come to the American Institute of Wine & Food’s seventh annual “I Love Crab Cakes!” competition at Phillips Seafood. Chefs will compete by creating their own unique take on crab cakes that guests will be able to sample while drinking carefully selected wines and seasonal beers from Port City Brewing Company.

    Participating Chefs Include:
    - Will Artley, Pizzeria Orso
    - Erik Bruner-Yang, Toki Underground
    - Chris Clime, PassionFish
    - Eric Frisch, Et Viola
    - Thomas Leonard, BlackSalt
    - Marjorie Meek-Bradley, Graffiato
    - Wes Morton, Art and Soul
    - Russell Smith, Wolfgang Puck Catering

    Phillips Seafood
    900 Water Street Southwest
    Washington, D.C.

    Monday, October 29, 2012
    6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Tickets are $65 for members and $75 for non-members. They can be purchased via snail mail or email using this form.

  • Chefs for Equality

    Posted in: Announcement, Events

    Chefs for Equality, an evening filled with food, cocktails, fashion and music, will help raise awareness amongst voters and funds for marriage equality in Maryland. The event is hosted by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, and will take place on Wednesday October 24, 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C.

    Special guests include: Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Tim Gunn from Project Runway, David Hagedorn from Washington Post, and Christopher Vazquez and Rick Davis of Amaryllis Floral.

    Attendees can look forward to tasting plates from 25 participating D.C. restaurants, crafted beverages from mixologists, music from DJ Shea Van Horn and a live auction of wedding fashions from Michael Andrews Bespoke and Carine’s Bridal Atelier.

    For guests who are looking for a more intimate dining experience, there are nine Personal Chef tables up for auction. At these tables for eight, award-winning chefs will work in pairs to cook five-course menus. Each table will have a wine pairing.

    Duos include:

    Following the main event will be an after-party held at Graffiato Restaurant.

    100% of each ticket goes to support marriage equality in Maryland.

    For more information and to purchase tickets to both events, please visit chefsforequality.org