Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week is July 22-28

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2013_07_EatLocal Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week is just an event during Eat Local First Week.

As if you needed an excuse to leave your oven off during this heatwave, Monday kicks off Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week in Washington.

This is not to be confused with regular Restaurant Week — which will happen this summer, too (dates have yet to be announced). Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week is a collaboration between Think Local First, FRESHFARM Markets and the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington to promote the kitchens that serve up locally sourced dishes and cocktails as part of Eat Local First Week 2013.

More than 30 restaurants around the District are participating with specials that range from prix-fixe dinners and free local wines. Restaurants have to serve up a dish or drink that is at least 60 percent locally sourced, and showcase the farms at which the ingredients were grown. Eat Local First is hosting happy hours and events all week with a focus on urban farming and Washington’s local-food movement.

Farm to Table Restaurant Week takes place July 22-28. See the full list of participants here.

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