H Street Block Party and BBQ Cookoff!

The Table Church and our neighbors on 11th Street invite you to a Block Party for the whole community on May 2nd.

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Last year over 500 people showed up to the 1st Annual 11th Street Block Party and BBQ Cook-off.  It was an incredible event that brought the entire community together. This year it’s going to be even better! There will be: Music. Photobooth. Job Preparation Assistance. Dance-off. Kids Activities. BBQ Cookoff. Bakeoff. And much, much more.

Our first block party Block Party was a community affair with gifts and prizes provided by Metro MuttsTD BurgerArgonautDC&pizzaTaylor GourmetVendettaLe GrenierSchneider’s of Capitol HillWashington Nationals, Biergarten Haus, Bardo, Liberty Tree, H Street Coffeehouse, and Smith Commons. We even had Timothy Dean of Top Chef fame.

The Table Church seeks to serve the surrounding community by bringing together residents, some of whom have lived in DC for over 50 years and others who arrived less than 5 months ago. Our food pantry served over 20,000 pounds of food to the homeless last year and over 3,500 pounds in January of this year alone.

Also, calling all chefs!

We’re looking for a few good cooks to serve up their finest culinary creations, and all registered contestants will be eligible for over $700 in prizes for best BBQ, sides, and sweets from your favorite H Street restaurants and vendors. If you want to be entered as a contestant in the BBQ Cookoff or Bakeoff and a chance to win great prices, register here.

Details:

Complete the linked form including your name, contact info, and which category you’re competing in.  Plan for a dish that can be divided into at least 10 servings.  On the day of the event, bring your prepared entry ½ hour before kickoff (12:30) so we can help everyone get set up.  Once your dish has been evaluated by the judges, help serve your entry to guests of the block party.  Once judges reach consensus, 1st and 2nd place awards will be given for best BBQ, best sides, and best sweets.