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Taste of Dupont Event Announced

Sat., Apr. 9 (1-4pm): Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets (HDCMS) will be holding its ninth annual event featuring tastings at Dupont Circle neighborhood restaurants. This year, 15 restaurants will be showcasing their signature appetizers, entrées, drinks, and desserts this progressive Saturday afternoon lunch as participants walk from place to place with a master ticket to discover new places to try. Rain date will be the following Saturday, the 16th.

Restaurants which will be participating are Beefsteak, Darlington House, Duke’s Grocery, James Hoban, My Way Deli, Panas, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Sacrificial lamb, among others.

“We are very excited to bring this year’s spring Taste of Dupont to the local residents as well as visiting guests from around the area and foreign countries.  Dupont Circle has been a magnificent destination to visit for over 75 years with its art galleries, embassies and fabulous restaurants.  Come and join us on the 9th!” encouraged Rev. Susan Taylor, Chair of the HDCMS Promotions Committee.

The $20 master ticket for all 15 paticipating establishments can be purchased in advance at www.dupontcirclemainstreets.org.  On the day of the event, tickets will be available for $30 starting at 12:30 pm at the Dupont Rescource Center’s little building on the west side of the Circle at 20th and P Streets. For more information or questions call (202) 656-4487.

All proceeds from the event will benefit HDCMS’ job training program to help those working with the clean team, a job training program through the Central Union Mission.

HDCMS’ mission is to promote and plan the improvements of the cultural, physical, and economic qualities of Dupont Circle, and maintain those improvements, to make the neighborhood an exemplary place to live, work, and play. (For more about HDCMS, see our report from February 2008, “Dupont Circle Main Streets Organization Credited for Programs Helping Merchants,” February 2008.)