Give Back This Holiday Season: Charity Dining Guide 2013

We have a soft spot for charity here at Epicurean {in} D.C., so we’re highlighting some of the fantastic places in the District who are helping make the lives of the less fortunate a little bit better this season with the help of your donations:

  • Grillfish wants to encourage all of their guests to bring in a new, unwrapped toy for their Toys for Tots drive. And, to say thank you, Grillfish has prepared gifts for those who bring in a donation. Gifts include coupons for free appetizers, 1/2 price bottles of wine, free round of cocktails etc. Coupons are redeemable after Christmas.
    1200 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036


  • If the winter weather hasn’t yet chilled you to the bones, come in for a cup of frozen yogurt at Sweet Frog at their D.C. location. Also a drop off spot for Toys for Tots, all customers who bring in a new, unwrapped toy for the drive will receive a 10% discount to thank you for your donation.
    Location: 1737 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
    Contact: 202-338-3764


  • Every Thursday night is $2 Corona night starting at 5pm and a free Taco Bar from 6pm to 8pm at The Front Page D.C. If you’re a frequenter of Dupont Circle, make sure you take advantage of this awesome deal and bring in a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. As a thank you, The Front Page D.C. is giving a free appetizer to all who donate.
    Location: 1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
    Contact: 202-296-6500


  • On December 13 District 2 Bar & Grille  is hosting a Sam Adams and Angry Orchard sponsored  Toys for Tots Event that includes free pints of beer with toy donations, and raffle tickets for some pretty gnarly prizes: Washington Capitals tickets, a Twisted Tea Complete Corn Hole Set, and Angry Orchard Apple Picking Baskets filled with t-shirts, hats, and bottle openers. Raffle tickets sold individually as well. For more information visit District 2 Bar & Grille on Facebook.
    Location: 3238 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
    Contact: 202-362-0362


  • From 7pm to close, The Ugly Mug and Jake’s American Grille are also hosting a Sam Adams and Angry Orchard sponsored Toys for Tots event on December 13 downstairs in Jake’s Boiler Room. Bring in new, unwrapped toys in exchange for free pints of beer and raffle tickets! The more toys you donate, the more beer and and more chances at winning the raffle prizes. Raffle prizes include Washington Capitals tickets, a Twisted Tea Complete Corn Hole Set, Angry Orchard Merchandise Gift Baskets, Ugly Mug Gift Cards, Jake’s American Grille gift cards, and numerous other prizes.
    Location: 5018 Conn Ave NW, Washington DC, 20008
    Contact: 202-966-5253


 To view a full list of D.C. area Toys for Tots drop off locations visit Anacostisa D.C. Toys for Tots.

Although not directly dining related, we have a few other noteworthy opportunities for you to direct your giving spirit toward this season:

  • The Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel is giving the gift of support this holiday season by partnering with the One Vision Project to help children and families in the Philippines. Donations will be accepted through December 15, and can be dropped off at the reception desk. Accepted donations include gently used summer clothes, flip flops, backpacks, ballpoint pens, bars of soap (no shampoo), kitchen utensils, or nonperishable items.
    Location: 2800 South Potomac Ave, Arlington, Virginia 22202
    Contact: 703-413-1300


  • Feel good about your body and health and feel good about helping girls in developing countries gain the opportunity to become healthy, educated, safe, and “counted” with ZenGo Cycle and GirlUp (a United Nations campaign). Saturday, December 7th, ride with Kelly during a special charity bike ride at 1pm. Reserve your bike! Only $25 for this special event.
    Location: 4866 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814


 If you or your client(s) are interested in being added to the #CharityDiningGuide 2013, please email me with your information at


Rebekah (Editor)

About Rebekah (Editor)

Rebekah spent much of her childhood on the coast of Maine where she cultivated her affinity for local seafood. Her lust for traveling extended beyond her New England borders and so she spent time traveling to Nepal, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, and various parts of the U.S. before taking up blogging and spawn rearing as her full time gig. A transplant into the DC Metro Area, she has a newfound enthusiasm for gastronomy, and finding the best indulgences in the District. Rebekah's photographs and writing have been published by various media outlets, however her love of adventure would find her constantly on the go exploring new places and cuisine.

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