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Those of you looking to cleanse your arteries after last week’s big barbecue bash known as D.C. Meat Week now have the perfect opportunity to do so: D.C. Meat-Free Week starts Monday. “Ideally, it’s a chance for non-vegans to come out and try really great vegan food and a chance for the restaurant community to highlight what they’re doing in vegan cuisine,” says organizer Amber McDonald. The now third-annual event kicks-off tonight with its own barbecue party at Sticky Fingers in Columbia Heights—-this one substituting seitan in place of pork, naturally. Two events on the agenda, a vegan cooking class and four-course dinner hosted by Flying Dog Brewery, are already sold out. But there’s plenty to keep local veg heads busy (and full). Amateur shutterbugs, for instance, can enter to win a photo contest. And even omnivores may find something to like at the Feb. 12 “Tweat-up.” “That one would be a great event for people who are veg curious,” says McDonald. “You can meet people who are veg friendly, but you don’t have to commit to a whole meal. There will be appetizers and whiskeys to try.”
Check out the full schedule below:
Monday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
BBQ Kick-Off Party with Sticky Finger’s Doron Petersan Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats 1370 Park Road, NW
Get a full meal of BBQ seitan, mashed potatoes, purple slaw, corn bread, and a special Meat-Free Week-inspired cupcake. Price is $14.99 per person.
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Whole Foods Market Tenley 4530 40th Street, NW
Free vegan cooking class with Chef Michael Giacomello, consultant to the Humane Society of the United States and a consultant/caterer for-hire.
Tuesday, Feb. 7 “H Street Goes Veg,” featuring veggie deals across the Atlas District
A. Litteri, Inc. 517-519 Morse Street, NE 10 percent off olive oil (12-ounce to five-liter sizes) all week
Argonaut 1433 H Street, NE $2 tempeh tacos
Dangerously Delicious 1339 H Street, NE 10 percent discount on all vegan/veggie items – all week – just mention Meat-Free Week. In addition, on Feb. 7, 10 percent of house sales will go to benefit the nonprofit Compassion Over Killing.
Ethiopic Restaurant 401 H Street, NE 20 percent off Vegetarian Sampler I and II, featuring 4 or 7 vegan dishes
Smith Commons 1245 H Street, NE Debuting a new vegan item – Chickpea Ravioli with Curry Coconut Sauce
Sticky Rice 1224 H St NE $1 off all veggie sushi rolls and noodle bowls
More H Street specials being added daily. Watch DCVegan.com for updates to this list.
Wednesday, Feb. 8 – Food Truck Day Last year’s immensely popular Food Truck Day returns with even more delicious vegan specials!
Cajunator @Cajunator $1 off red beans and rice
Cap Mac @CapMacDC Vegan soup for only $1
DC Shwarma @dcshwarma $3 off vegan falafel
El Floridano @FLmeetsDC $2 off vegan options
Far East Taco Grille @FarEastTG Offering a special vegan taco
Fojol Bros. @FojolBros Debuting a new vegan item!
Hot People Food @HotPeopleFood $2 off tofu and veggie stir fry
Kimchi BBQ Taco @KimchiBBQ $1 off Japchae box
Sauca @EatSauca Half off vegan falafel
Tasty Kabob @TastyKabob $2 off vegan dish
Thursday, Feb. 9 – DC Vegan Drinks presents a book signing with The Tipsy Vegan
Author John Schlimm signs his latest book, The Tipsy Vegan, which showcases a collection of recipes using bar favorites as key ingredients.
John is available for interviews and a limited number of his books are available for giveaways – contact Amber McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Meridian Pint 3400 11th St, NW 7 pm – 10 pm Specials from the book available all night. Book sales will benefit The Kindness Collective.
Friday, Feb. 10 – Meat-Free Week Raw-ks!
Experience a raw, vegan tasting menu at DC’s only exclusively raw restaurant.
Elizabeth’s Gone Raw 1341 L St, NW Tasting menu for $75 per person (excluding tax & gratuity); organic, bio-dynamic wine pairing for an additional $45 per person. Reservations Required (202-347-8349) – mention Meat-Free Week for a complimentary beverage
Saturday, Feb. 11 – Flying Dog Craft Beer Dinner
Enjoy a 4-course vegan dinner of local and organic ingredients (plus beer and nibbles), featuring 5 Flying Dog beers! The Flying Dog rep will be there to guide you through the beer pairings.
Bread and Brew 1247 20th St, NW 8 pm 4-course beer dinner for $50 per person (excluding tax & gratuity); max capacity 35 guests. Reservations Required (202-466-2676)
Sunday, February 12 – Let’s #twEATup!
It’s not just a #TweetUp…it’s a #twEATup!
Boundary Stone 116 Rhode Island Ave, NW 2 pm – 5 pm
Follow @MeatFreeWeek for more details on the awesome vegan apps to be had at @BoundaryStoneDC!
Monday, February 13 – Meat-Free Monday at Nage
Last year’s popular charity dinner returns! Enjoy delicious vegan food while earning good karma.
Nage 1600 Rhode Island Ave, NW 5-course vegan meal for $45 per person (excluding tax & gratuity); half of the price benefits Compassion Over Killing and The Kindness Collective Reservations Suggested (202-448-8005)
New for 2012! Week-Long Specials Casa Oaxaca 2106 18th St, NW Delicious 3-course prix fixe menu of Heritage Mexican Cuisine, featuring such amazing choices as vegan tres leches cake, for $35 per person (excluding tax & gratuity) Reservations Suggested (202-387-2272)
Equinox 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW Fresh and seasonal 3-course vegan meal for $35 per person (excluding tax & gratuity); menu changes daily. Reservations Suggested (202-331-8118)
Fusion 4815 Georgia Ave, NW Debuting 3 new vegan items! Reservations Suggested (202- 726-2210)
Guajillo Grill Delicious 3-course prix fixe menu of Heritage Mexican Cuisine, featuring such amazing choices as vegan tres leches cake, for $35 per person (excluding tax & gratuity) Reservations Suggested ()
Souper Girl – Online and in-store specials! www.thesoupergirl.com and 314 Carroll St, NW 10% off all orders! Mention Meat-Free Week in store or use the code “meatfree” for online orders
Taberna del Alabardero 1776 I St, NW Create your own 3-course vegan meal from the seasonal menu for $35 per person (excluding tax & gratuity) for dinner; $25 per person for lunch. Vegetarian paella also available for the special price of $22 per person. Reservations Suggested (202-429-2200)
Watershed 1225 1st Street, NE Fresh and seasonal 3-course vegan meal for $35 per person (excluding tax & gratuity); menu changes daily. Reservations Suggested (202-534-1350)
Meat-Free Week Photo Contest
Submit your favorite photos from Meat-Free Week! Winner gets 2 free quarts of soup from SouperGirl, a gift card from Founding Farmers to sample their vegan menu, and much, much more! Stay tuned to DCVegan.com for more info!
Logo courtesy of D.C. Meat-Free Week