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Nov 17, 2010 05:47 AM

DC Holiday Party Help!

Hey all,

I'm planning the holiday party for my office and could use a few suggestions! I'm planning a holiday party for 85 people, non-profit budget, and, here's the catch, all the food has to local. We're looking for a private space in Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, or U Street.

Any suggestions? It's coming up quick!


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  1. Not sure what "non-profit budget" consists of but I think Darlington House tends to buy local. I believe they also are some sort of a green building...but double check that.

    I believe they also have a private room upstairs, otherwise, with a group that size you would have to rent out the entire restaurant.

    You are going to be hard pressed to find any restaurant that buys all the food local...except maybe Sweetgreen.

    Darlington House
    Washington, DC, Washington, DC

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    1. re: Elyssa

      Sweet green does not but all local, they have a local sourcing program. Where do you get local oils for example.

      1. re: fudizgud

        Good point. I can't think of any restaurant that is 100% local.

    2. What about founding farmers and I think Eatonville, marvin and 16th st lounge is all local

      Eatonville Restaurant
      2121 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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      1. re: Bigcitywine

        And maybe a time machine would help too.

        1. re: Teddybear

          Haha yes, Bigcitywine, unfortunately the party passed about a year ago. It was a raging success though, held at Local 16. Thanks to everyone for their input!

          Local 16
          1602 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009