Over 40 Woman-Owned Restaurants To Celebrate Women’s History Month in the DMV

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Regarding Her, the national organization of women entrepreneurs in the food and beverage space with hubs in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, announced its lineup of classes, collaborations and events for its third annual Women’s History Month celebrations in the Washington, DC area. More than 40 local woman-owned food and beverage establishments in the DMV are participating in the March festivities.

The organization hopes to raise more awareness of the vast and diverse array of woman-owned food and beverage businesses in the area, and inspire DMV residents to try as many as possible during and beyond Women’s History Month.

The classes, ticketed dinners, pop-ups and collaborations will run throughout March, and encompass local woman-owned food and beverage establishments, ranging from longtime favorites such as Ben’s Chili Bowl, Centrolina, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Pizzeria Paradiso, Purple Patch, Ris, Thip Khao, and El Tamarindo, to more recent additions to the DMV food scene such as La Patrona, Rice Market, Borek-G, Lei Musubi, and many others.

Some of the activations will run throughout Women’s History Month, while some will be live for a week, and some for just a day. The full schedule of events and collaborations, including links to sign up and purchase tickets,  is available here. For many of the activations, no ticket or advance registration is needed. A sampling of Regarding Her Women’s History Month specials:

  • On March 10, Chef Amy Brandwein will host five leading chefs, including Patrice Cleary from Purple Patch, Rochelle Cooper of The Duck & The Peach, and mixologist Gina Chersevani of Buffalo & Bergen and Last Call, for a five-course Chefs Table fundraising dinner at Centrolina. Tickets are $150 each, and can be purchased here;
  • Hank’s Oyster Bar will host a series of ticketed events throughout the month at its Alexandria location with other local woman-owned restaurants, such as El Tamarindo, Thompson Italian, Matheson Oysters, and Beauty Champagne & Sugar Boutique;
  • All March, Pizzeria Paradiso locations will offer a pie featuring Ben’s Chili Bowl half smokes and chili;
  • Good Stuff Eatery will collaborate with Tiffany MacIsaac, formerly of Buttercream Bakeshop, on a birthday cake infused milkshake, the “Confetti Cake Shake”, also all month;
  • On March 2, La Patrona Tamales will pop up outside of La Tejana and sell their classics PLUS a collab tamale using La Tejana’s famous refried beans;
  • On March 5, Rice Market will host a class and discussion with Chef Seng Laungrath of Thip Khao and Padaek. Chef Laungrath will demonstrate how to make Mok Pa, a Lao dish of seafood steamed in banana leaves;
  • From March 23 – 29 Falls Church’s Preservation Biscuit Company will feature a biscuit sandwich made with ice cream from Ice Cream Jubilee, called The Marionberry.

Regarding Her is a national nonprofit, with hubs in the Los Angeles and Washington DC areas, that accelerates the growth of women entrepreneurs and leaders in food and beverage.

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