Local Flavor – Festival Weekend + Fall Cupcakes
There are big foodie events in Washington, DC, this weekend, with both the Green Festival and the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertainment Show taking place at the Washington Convention Center. Both have kids’ zones, and the Green Festival will offer eco-foodies natural, vegetarian dining and an organic beer garden. The Green Parent, Jenn Savedge, will be speaking Saturday at 2pm and Diane MacEachern, author of Big Green Purse, on Sunday at 5pm. At the Metropolitan show, Lauren DeSantis of Capital Cooking will be demonstrating Thanksgiving appetizers and her new apron line, so look for her at booth #404.
Alexandria Market Report: Del Ray Farmers Market officially ends the first weekend in December, but Smith Meadows, Toigo and Tom the Cheese Guy will be coming through the winter, as long as customers keep showing up. The Old Town Market is year round, and as Tiffany has reported, Bigg Riggs Farm will be bringing their frozen summer produce so you can enjoy it throughout the winter!
Alexandria Dining News: Also in Alexandria, dine for a good cause next Wednesday, November 12, at Indigo Landing, anytime between 5pm and 10pm, to support the Alexandria Community Trust. And I’d like to point out that while Georgetown Cupcakes may have won the hotly-contested Washington Post “Cupcake Wars” taste-off, Alexandria’s Buzz Bakery won the popular vote handily. Buzz currently features seasonal pumpkin, donnybrook chocolate stout, and the moistest caramel apple cake I’ve ever had (pictured), though the caramel frosting is ridiculously sweet.
Support your year-round markets and eat well this weekend!